The school offers 60 places per year group.
Our admissions criteria are described in the Waltham Forest booklet ‘Starting Primary School’. 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
Children with a statement of Special Educational Needs are awarded a school place 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 Education and Health Care Plan.
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.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org. If you would like more information you can also visit the admissions team. Please refer to:
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 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
Choice Advice 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.
Online applications can be made at: www.eadmissions.org.uk.
Common Application Forms (CAF) can be collected from:
Waltham Forest School Admissions Service
Town Hall Complex
London E17 4JF
Open Monday - Friday 9.00am - 4.30pm
For telephone advice: 0208 496 3000
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
~ how the waiting list operates
~ how to appeal
For full information on applying for a secondary school place follow the link below: