Nursery schools

Nursery or primary places in maintained schools: application deadlines and start dates

A child's date of birth determines whether they attend nursery or reception class.
Application and start dates for nursery and reception class for maintained schools

 Children born between

 Nursery application   Reception application 

 Apply by  Start date  Apply by  Start date
1 September 2012 and 31 August 2013  Feb 2016  Sept 2016  Jan 2017  Sept 2017

Getting a place for reception class

Attendance at a maintained nursery does not guarantee that your child will be able to go on to reception class in the same school.

If you want more information about the likelihood of securing a school place in a particular school, please contact the school itself or Pupil Services at the Town Hall, telephone (020) 8871 7316.

Who processes primary and nursery applications

Primary applications are co-ordinated centrally in the Children's Services Department, and you can apply for a place in a Reception Class in September 2013.

Make an application through a nursery.