Apply to start primary school (reception) for September
Where you live
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
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
How to apply
The closing date for on time primary reception applications was
on Friday 15 January 2016 at 11.59 pm.
Late application: If you missed the closing
date and still need to apply, please register
and make your online late application with
If you are unable to attach your supporting
documents at the time of making your eAdmissions application
online, please scan supporting documents for proof of residence to
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 for primary school
You will be sent an email during the evening
of 18 April 2016 telling you the outcome of your
application if you applied online.
You must respond to the offer by
Monday 2 May2016 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can’t be verified will be withdrawn.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 18 April 2016. Some parents who do not
have access to a computer will be posted their outcome by letter on
18 April 2016 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lower preference have been withdrawn automatically.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 Monday 2 May 2016, 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
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 & Reception 15
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. The same form is to
be completed for those children who have a date of birth between 1
September 2010 to 31 August 2011.