Deadline for Primary School Applications Approaching

Parents of children due to start school in September need to submit forms before 15th January

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Parents of children due to start infant and primary schools in September 2011 are being urged to return their applications before the deadline.

The cut-off date for both online and paper applications is Saturday 15 January. All applications received after this date will be treated as late.

Last year, all those who applied before the deadline were offered a place at an Ealing school and 96% were offered a place at one of their preferred schools.

The easiest and quickest way to apply is via the website. Paper application forms are also available from Ealing primary schools or by contacting Ealing Council’s admissions service.

This year, for the first time, Ealing primary school applications will be part of the pan-London admissions scheme. Under this ‘one-stop’ system, parents submit one application listing six schools in order of preference, even if some of their preferred schools are outside of the borough.

The council then co-ordinates its offers of school places with other London boroughs, ensuring that no one is offered more than one place.

There will be a single, London-wide offer day on Monday 4 April 2011 when parents across the capital will be sent the outcome of their application.

Councillor Patricia Walker, cabinet member for Children and Young People said: “Starting primary school for the first time is an important step in a child’s life. I strongly recommend that parents and carers who have yet to apply for their child’s place find out about the schools in their area and submit their application on time.

“Ealing schools are very popular and many receive more applications than there are places. Submitting your application late, even by a day, can affect your child’s chances of being offered a place at one of your preferred schools.

“Our admissions service is here to help with any last-minute questions you might have about your local schools and completing the application form. You can also contact schools directly.”

For more information on Ealing’s high school admissions process, go to or call 020 8825 5522.



January 5, 2011