Apply to start primary school (reception) for September 2015

Applications are for children with birthdays from 1 September 2010 to 31 August 2011

Please be aware that 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 are not a Redbridge resident you need to apply via your own Council (even for a Redbridge school). For information about our primary schools please view our primary schools page.


Special Educational Needs

For Special Education Needs applications, you will need to speak to us by contacting Special Educational Needs Team.

What happens after you have applied

You will be sent an email during the evening of 16 April 2015 telling you the outcome of your application if you applied online. You must respond to the offer by Thursday 30 April 2015 at the latest. Your offer is based on the address you have given; if you have changed address or if you change your address in the future you must let us know. Offers made on the basis of false information or addresses that can’t be verified will be withdrawn.

If an offer can be made to your child at one of the schools listed as your:

first preference on your application, you will receive this information by email during the evening of 16 April 2015. Some parents who do not have access to a computer will be posted their outcome by letter on 16 April 2015 by first class post.

If it is for a lower ranked school, second to sixth preferences or an alternative school, the email will confirm that you have been offered the highest possible school preference at this time: 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of those schools ranked at a higher preference on your application; any schools ranked at a lower preference have been withdrawn automatically.

Accepting your offer

You should tell us, by logging into your eAdmissions account by Thursday 30 April 2015, whether you accept this offer or not. If you do not accept the place offered you may confirm this to us in the same way and also tell us which school place you are accepting that was not on your application, evidence of this offer is required. If your circumstances change please let us know. Should you face any issues logging into eAdmissions to accept the school offer, please email with your child's reference number and the name of the school you are accepting.

Allocation of Primary Reception school places as at 16 April 2015

This information explains the initial school allocation procedure for Primary Reception places in September 2015 (PDF 169.83KB), in a little more detail. This information gives you a little more detail about the allocations procedure for admission to reception 2015. It gives you the cut of points/distances by which the last child was offered a place at oversubscribed community primary schools, in accordance with the Authority’s agreed admissions criteria. You should read this information carefully, but please bear in mind that the allocations process continues as vacancies arise. The offer process continues from 16 April 2015 to 31 December 2015.

School admission appeals

If you wish to appeal for the school you have not yet been offered, please read all the information provided on School admissions appeal.

In-Year application

Moving between secondary schools

If you are already in Reception or any other Primary school (through to year 6) and wish to move to another Primary school or remain on a school's waiting list, please complete the online In-Year application.

New - City Gates School (Reception class only)

Admission entry for 2016-17

City Gates School is a fully inclusive, comprehensive, state funded school with a distinctive Christian ethos, for boys and girls from age 4 -16. However, for 2016/17 we will only have children in Reception and Year 7. Children not in these year groups cannot be admitted in this academic year.

The School welcomes pupils from all faiths and those with none. Our aim at City Gates School is to ensure that our pupils make excellent progress and achieve their full potential in all aspects of life. We work together to develop a set of values and ways of behaving that stem from and express the Christian ethos of the school and we ask all parents to respect the Christian character of the school.

To apply

Please send your completed application form and SIF to: City Gates School, School Admissions Team, 316 High Road, Ilford, Essex, IG1 1QW.

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