Apply for a primary school place

Start primary school in September 2023

Children born between 1 September 2018 and 31 August 2019 are due to start the first year of primary school (reception class) in September 2023.

Children currently in year 2 at an infant school are due to transfer to junior school in September 2023.

You must apply directly to the council that you are living in at the time of application, regardless of the borough which the school is in. The deadline for applying for primary school is 15 January 2023. Applications received after this date are late and will not be considered until after national offer day.

The national offer day for on time applicants is 17 April 2023. If you apply online you will receive an email in the evening on 17 April confirming the school that has been offered.

Before you apply

Please read the full details of the admissions process, applications timetable and information on Ealing schools in the primary school admissions prospectus.

How to apply

Apply online on the eadmissions website from 1 September 2022.

Download the step by step guide to applying online.

Post offer day guidance

Please read the primary school offer guidance for information on what to do after offer day on 17 April 2023.


If you have questions about applying for a school place, contact the main round admissions team.