Apply for a primary school place

How to apply

You will be able to apply online for a reception place on eAdmissions from Saturday 1 September 2018. The online system is available 24 hours 7 days a week up to the closing date of Tuesday 15 January 2019.

You need an email address to use the online system. If you have no email address, you can get a free email account with provider Google mail (Gmail).

You need to register first. You will then be sent an email giving details of how to start your application. You can do your application in stages. You can change the order of schools listed, and other information as many times as you want before you submit the application. Once you are happy with your application, make sure you press ‘Submit’. Please note that if you have twins or triplets you will need to complete a separate application for each child.

You can login and change your preferences at any time up to 11.59 pm on the closing date, listing your six preferred primary schools. You will get the result of your application by email.

Help and support

If you need technical help to complete your online application you can contact the London eAdmissions support helpdesk on 020 8255 5555 (option 1 or 4) or

If you are unable to complete an online application please contact the Admissions Team for a paper application form.

What documents do I need to send with my application?

You must upload a copy of your child’s birth certificate or passport showing their date of birth after completing your online application. You will be prompted to do this on the ‘Confirmation of Application’ page that will appear after you have submitted your application You do not need to submit proof of address.

To confirm your address we will check your details against council tax and other council records. If it is not possible to confirm your address we will contact you directly to request further evidence. The address you give must be your child’s current permanent address (the place where they spend most of their time Monday to Friday). If you have changed address in the last year and the school you wish to apply for is oversubscribed, you may be asked to complete a questionnaire to prove that you live permanently at your current address. Failure to provide proof of your child’s date of birth or address evidence, if requested, may cause delays in processing your application.

If you give false or misleading information about your (or your child’s) address, the school place may be withdrawn, and you may be prosecuted.

What happens after my online application?

A reference number is sent to your registered email confirming safe receipt of your application. Please make a note of your username and your 16 digit Application Reference Number as you’ll need them to access your application.

You can reset your password at any time from the login page. As well as the main online admissions application, you may need to complete a supplementary information form (SIF) for some schools. The SIF must be sent directly to the school. You must still complete the online eAdmissions application. You can find the SIF forms for the relevant schools in the school directory


Admissions and Pupil Benefits Team

020 8820 7000 (option 3)

In person: Tuesdays 9am - 1pm and Thursdays 1pm - 5pm at 2nd Floor Reception, 1 Reading Lane, E8 1GQ

This page was last modified on: 31 Jul 2019