Primary school admissions

Apply to start primary school reception for September 2022

This application applies to children with birthdays between 1 September 2017 and 31 August 2018.  This application can only be made online.

If you are applying for a Redbridge community school, read the Admissions Arrangements 2022-2023 carefully.

If you wish to make a Summer Born delayed entry request, please read both the Summer Born section of the Redbridge Admission Arrangements, and the information on the Admission outside normal age group page carefully. 

If you are making a request to an academy, foundation or faith school, you MUST contact them directly for information on their arrangements. These schools are their own admission authority, and the Local Authority cannot make a decision on any request for their school.

Applying based on where you live

If you live in Redbridge you must apply for a reception school place through us even if the school is not in Redbridge.

If you do not live in Redbridge you need to apply through your own council, this includes applying for school places for a Redbridge school. 

We advise all foreign nationals who wish to apply for a state-funded school place, to check that they have a right of abode, or that the conditions of their immigration status permits them to access a state-funded school. If a school is concerned that a child may not have a right to enter the country to access a state-funded school, it cannot deny them a place or remove them from the school roll. Schools will advise parents to check their rights or email the Home Office’s school referrals team so they can investigate further.

 

You can choose up to six schools and put them in order of preference on your application.  Check the nearest school to you. This is only a guide based on Google maps, to give you an indication of schools near your home address.  The distances provided are not the accurate measurements we use to allocate school places. 

Only Seven Kings School, which is an all through school, has a primary catchment area. All other Redbridge primary schools have places allocated in accordance with their admission arrangements oversubscription criteria. For most applicants, this will be based on the distance from the home address to the main entrance of the school.

When to apply

Apply for transfer to a Junior school 

This application applies to children with birthdays from 1 September 2014 and 31 August 2015 who would like to be considered for a place at a Junior school. This includes children currently attending an infant school, as there is no automatic transfer between an Infant school and a linked Junior school. However, children attending the linked Infant School have priority for places at the Junior School, as long as their parents have applied by the deadline of 15 January 2022. This application can only be made online.

Applying based on where you live 

If you live in Redbridge you must apply for a Junior school place through us even if the school is not in Redbridge.

If you do not live in Redbridge you need to apply through your own council, this includes applying for school places for a Redbridge school.

We advise all foreign nationals who wish to apply for a state-funded school place, to check that they have a right of abode, or that the conditions of their immigration status permits them to access a state-funded school. 

When to apply

  • Your child's birthday should fall between 1 September 2014 and 31 August 2015.
  • The application process opens on 1 September 2021.
  • The deadline for online applications is 15 January 2022.
  • Important: children attending the linked Infant School have priority for places at the Junior School; priority will only apply if a junior transfer application has been submitted by the deadline of 15 January 2022.
  • eAdmissions - how to complete your child's application (PDF 334 KB)

 

Supporting documents you need for proof of residency

The address you give in your application must be the one where your child normally lives, on 15 January 2022 and is expected to live in September 2022 and beyond.

In defining a child’s ‘normal’ place of residence, we will not accept a business address, a landlord’s tenant’s address or a childminder’s address as a basis for allocating school places, nor will future addresses be accepted. Second homes with a short-term lease, will not be accepted as a normal permanent place of residence.

Proof of residence will be requested from you to prove your home address.

It is your responsibility to provide evidence of the address used on your application. We have the right to withdraw an offer if you fail to provide the requested evidence set out below.

Please contact the Admissions Team if you are unable to provide evidence of your address. You will have to provide an electronic copy of at least one of the following list of documents and complete your Council Tax number in your online application.

Please remember to submit the required proofs when you apply online.

Acceptable documents are:

for Redbridge addresses we can check your Council Tax reference number automatically. Please complete this online and provide one further proof from the list below:

  • rent book
  • tenancy agreement and copy of your Tenancy Deposit Protection Scheme or other deposit protection as applies to the tenancy
  • utility bills, e.g electricity/gas, water, landline phone which must show the home phone number, broadband contract (all dated within the last three months)
  • TV Licence
  • full UK Driving Licence

If you are unable to attach your supporting documents when making your online application please email electronic copies for proof of residence to admissions@redbridge.gov.uk

You will need to complete Supplementary Information Forms (SIF) when applying for a Redbridge faith school. Some have more than one form; reading the admissions criteria will explain which form or forms you or your religious leader will have to complete. These forms have to be returned directly to the school by the admissions closing date.

If you're applying for an Academy or Foundation school in Redbridge, please read their Admission Arrangements carefully as they can be different from the Redbridge community schools Admission Arrangements, with different oversubscription criteria.

Click on the school names below to be taken to their website. You will find their Admission Arrangements and Supplementary Information Form (SIF), if they have one, on their Admissions page.

For SEND applications, you will need to contact the SEN Team.

Email: senteam@redbridge.gov.uk

 

Apply for a school place online

 

Offer given for first preference on your application

An email will be sent to the email address used to complete your application during the evening of 19 April 2022.

Offer given for school preference ranked from 2 to 6 or an alternative school

An email will be sent to the email address used to complete your application during the evening of 19 April 2022. The email will confirm you have been offered the highest school preference available. Your child’s name will appear on the waiting lists of those schools ranked at a higher preference on your application; any schools ranked at a lower preference we will automatically withdraw. 

Responding to your offer

You must respond to the offer by 4 May 2022.

Accepting your offer

Log into your eAdmissions account by 4 May 2022 to tell us if you accept the offer from us or not. 

Not accepting the offer

If you are not accepting the offer and you have an offer from another school not on your application form, please provide us with evidence of the school offer you are accepting. 

Change of address

Your offer is based on the address you have given at the time of application. If you have changed address or if you change your address in the future, you must let us know immediately. Offers made on the basis of false information or addresses that cannot be verified will be withdrawn.

Problems logging in

Any issues logging into eAdmissions to accept the school offer, please email admissions@redbridge.gov.uk with your child's reference number and the name of the school you are accepting. 

 

 

 

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