Moving between 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.

Apply to start primary school (reception) for September 2014

Applications are for children with birthdays from 1 September 2009 to 31 August 2010

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.

The deadline for both paper and online applications was Wednesday 15 January 2014. The online eAdmissions process for applications to primary school (reception) for September 2014 is now closed.

Late applications

If you still need to apply, you will need to complete a Common Application Form (CAF) (PDF 287.39KB)

Please check: to see if the school you are applying for requires a supplementary information form (SIF)  

Once you have completed the CAF , please send it with supporting documents showing proof of residence and a Supplementary Information Form (if required) to:

Further information:

For further information please view Primary admissions guidance 2014 (PDF 4.78MB).

Supporting documents - proof of residency:

To determine residence, at least three current documentary proofs are required to support your application, and should include three documents from:

  • Your most recent Council Tax statement (mandatory) – or payment slip/book showing date payment made and your address
  • Rent book
  • Tenancy agreement and a copy of the Tenancy Deposit Protection Scheme coverage or other deposit protection as applies to the tenancy
  • Utility bills e.g. Electricity/gas/water/landline phone (within three months old)
  • Tax credit award notice (TC602) for the current financial year 2013/14
  • UK Driving Licence.
  • Please send in photocopies of proofs of residency, clearly marked with your child’s name and date of birth, to: London Borough of Redbridge, Admissions and Awards, Lynton House, 255-259 High Road, Ilford, IG1 1NN
  • or scan and email them to

Special Educational Needs

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

Admissions appeals

Information on how to appeal

In Year Applications

Moving between primary schools 

If you are already in Reception or any other Primary school year (through to year 6) and wish to move to another Primary school, please complete the In-Year application form.

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