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Admissions

If you would like your child to attend our school, please see full details of our admission arrangements below.

The current booklet can be viewed on the Waltham Forest website with the criteria set out on pages 11 – 13. Our policy is that LBWF run our schools’ admissions and we follow their guidelines, criteria and procedure.

 

If there are more applications than there are places available at a school, Waltham Forest will use the following criteria, in priority order, to decide who should be offered a place. If you wish to apply under priorities 1–4, you must tick the box to indicate this on your application, and supply supporting documentation.

 

Priority 1 – Looked After Children or Children ‘At Risk’ 

Priority 2 – Medical or social reasons 

Priority 3 – Siblings 

Priority 4 – School Staff Children 

Priority 5 – Distance

 

If their are more applications than there are places available then the following criteria are applied in priority order :

 

~    Looked-After Children or Children 'At Risk'

~    Medical or social reason

~    Siblings

~    School Staff Children

~    Distance

 

Children with a statement of Special Educational Needs are placed under the terms of the 1996 Education Act - not through the admissions criteria. They will be allocated a place at the school named on their statement.

 

The priorities are explained in full in the admissions booklet.

 

Children do not automatically transfer from nursery to a Reception class so you must complete an application for a Reception place.

 

Applying for Primary School

Please visit the Waltham Forest Admissions webpage for more information on applying for a primary school place. If you have any concerns or problems contact the admissions team directly on 0208 496 3000 or email them at primaryadmissions@walthamforest.gov.uk. If you would like more information you can also visit the admissions team. Please refer to:

 

Sycamore House

Waltham Forest Town Hall Complex

Forest Road, Walthamstow E17 4JF

Opening times: 9.30am to 4.30pm Monday to Friday

 

Applying for Secondary School

There is a lot of information online regarding your child and applying for a secondary school place but we have supplied some relevant points for you;

• Before making your application

• Key points

• Making your application

• Online application

 

Before making the application: 

• Read the information brochure

• Contacting other Authorities that you are interested in

• Contact schools and ask for a prospectus

• Look at the schools website

• Do any of the schools require a supplementary information form (SIF)

• Reading reports on the schools by OFSTED

• Going to the schools open evenings 

 

Key points to be aware of: 

• Most schools are oversubscribed each year

• Try and get a realistic idea of whether your child will be offered a place. 

• Read the admission criteria for each school (they are not all the same)

• How many admissions made last year, how the places were allocated

• Does the schools curriculum and aims suit the needs of your child

• Think about travel and possible costs 

 

Additional Help 

Choice advice - this is a service for parents who want help or need 

advice when applying for their child, you can read the information booklet provided or for an appointment call 0845 877 0031

 

• Assistance with form filling

• Provide independent advice

• Supporting SEN applications

• Admission Policies

• Support Appeals 

 

Making Your Application: 

Applications should be made online between 1st September  

and 31st October. 

 

• Why the change to Online? 

• Speeds up the process

• Ensures that applications are not misplaced in the post

• Allows data checking and helps reduce errors

• Reduces paperwork

• Indicates errors before submission

• Allows checking and changes right up to 23:59 on 31st October

• The results are available earlier

• You can access the website anywhere. 

 

The Application:

Online applications can be made at: www.eadmissions.org.uk. 

 

Common Application Forms (CAF) can be collected from:

Waltham Forest School Admissions Service

Sycamore House

Town Hall Complex

Forest Road

London E17 4JF

 

Open Monday - Friday 9.00am - 4.30pm

 

For telephone advice: 0208 496 3000

 

secondary.admissions@walthamforest.gov.uk

 

Outcome of Application: 

National Offer Day takes place in the beginning of March. You can log on from 5:00pm on this date to find out the results of your application. If you have submitted a paper application then you will be written to on this date and your offer letter should be received the following day. You will be told: 

 

~    the name of the school that your child has been offered a place. 

~    applications for schools that were listed lower than the school 

      offered will be withdrawn 

~    how to accept the offer that you have been given 

~    how to find out more about why your child was not offered 

      a higher preference 

~    how to have your child's name added to a higher preference 

      waiting list 

~    how the waiting list operates 

~    how to appeal

 

For full information on applying for a secondary school place follow the link below:

 

www.walthamforest.gov.uk

 

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