If your child was born between 1 September 2013 and 31 August 2014 they are due to start in the Reception class at a primary school from September 2018.
You must apply for a Reception class for your child even if they attend a school nursery or have an older brother or sister at your preferred school. If your child currently attends a nursery attached to a school this does not give them any priority for a place in Reception at that school.
The booklet Starting Primary School 2018 (3MB PDF) contains all the information you need to know about applying for a Reception class place.
The eAdmissions website for online applications opens on 1 September and the closing date for on time applications is 15 January 2018. If you apply after 15 January your application will be considered as late and will be processed after all the on time applications.
You can download a guide explaining how to apply for your child's school place online (140KB PDF).
There are FAQs and guidance sheets to help you complete your online application on the eAdmissions website. If you are having a technical problem completing your application please email firstname.lastname@example.org.
If you and your child live in Waltham Forest you must apply through us. If you and your child live outside Waltham Forest, you must apply to the local authority in which you live. The eAdmissions website will redirect your application to the correct local authority based on the address and postcode you enter.
Please note that the preferred method for primary admissions is digitally.
If you are unable to apply online you can download the primary common application form (70KB PDF). Instructions for how to submit your paper application are on the back of the application form.