Timetable for primary school applications for 2016 entry

Timetable for primary school applications 2016

This timetable tells you the important dates for applications, offers and appeals for Reception class places.

15 January 2016

Closing date for applications

Online applications must be submitted before midnight on this date.

Paper forms must reach Wandsworth Council offices by this date.

18 April 2016

Results are posted

If you apply online you will be emailed the outcome of your application on the evening of 18 April 2016.  If you apply on a paper form, you be sent an outcome letter by first class mail on 18 April 2016.

You will also be sent a notification letter if it has not been possible to offer your first preference school. The notification letter will provided detailed information about the outcome of your application and what do next.  You will be offered a place at no more than one of the schools you have applied for.

The place offered will be at whichever of the schools is able to allocate your child a place using the published admission criteria. You will be asked to confirm that you accept the place offered.

If more than one of the schools is able to allocate your child a place, you will be offered whichever one of these you said you would prefer on your application form.

Your child's name will be added to the waiting list for any higher preference schools.

3 May 2016

Final date for accepting places

If you haven't let the council* know by this date that you want to accept the offer, the place may be offered to someone else. When you have accepted the place, the school will contact you.  

18 April 2016 onwards

Subsequent offers

Some schools will have vacancies because people have turned down their offers. The council* will write to the applicants at the top of waiting lists to offer them the vacant places.

If you get an offer at this stage you will need to let the council* know straight away whether or not you want to accept it.

June/July 2016

Appeals are heard

Appeal online

If you want to appeal against the refusal of a place, you can appeal online

Alternatively, you can contact the Wandsworth Education Appeals Service

* Parents or carers who live outside of Wandsworth apply for schools in Wandsworth through their home council. Any offer of a place in a Wandsworth school will be made by the parent/carer's home council.