Apply to start primary school (reception) for September
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.
Please send supporting documents for proof of residence by post
to Admissions and Awards.
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can’t be verified will be withdrawn.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lower preference have been withdrawn automatically.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
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
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.
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.
Please send your completed application form and SIF to: City
Gates School, School Admissions Team, 316 High Road, Ilford, Essex,