This Policy is to be read in conjunction with ‘Starting Primary School 2015/2016 - Admissions brochure’
Apply online: www.eadmissions.org.uk
Admission arrangements for community and voluntary controlled infant, junior and primary schools in Waltham Forest
How will admissions be decided?
The Local Authority is required by law to co-ordinate admissions to all infant, junior and primary schools (except private or special schools) in the borough. Parents/carers residing in the London Borough of Waltham Forest must complete the Local Authority’s Common Application Form, which will be available and able to be submitted on-line, and ensure it is returned to School Support and Pupil Services by their set deadline, which is in January, regardless of where the preferred schools are located. Parents/carers may list up to 6 maintained schools, within and/or outside the borough, for which they wish their child to be considered on the Common Application Form. Should parents/carers wish their children to be considered for any voluntary aided denominational or foundation schools, such schools must also be included on the form. Voluntary aided denominational schools will also require parents/ carers to complete their Supplementary Information Forms which must be returned directly to the schools concerned by their respective deadlines.
Admissions criteria – Community and Voluntary Controlled Schools
When the demand exceeds the number of places available in a school, places are allocated to community and voluntary controlled schools by applying the following criteria (please see policy) in descending order of priority to applicants who have expressed any preference for the school.
School preference order
Parents/ carers should put their preferences in their true priority order. If the parents/carers of a child differ as to the preferences they wish to express for their child, they should resolve that difference before making an application, as the Local Authority will only process one application for each child. The rank order of parents’/ carers’ preferences is confidential to the Local Authority. In accordance with the Department of Education Admissions Code schools must not use admissions criteria that require parents/ carers to put them as first preference to gain a higher priority. It is important that parents/ carers, when selecting their preferences for school admission, take into account how their child will travel to school.
Please see our policy for further information.
-Admissions Policy Jul 15-16.pdf-
Our nursery application form:
-Nursery Application Form-V196805976.docx-
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