Starting primary school

When to apply for Reception Class 2022

All applicants will receive the outcome of their application via email. If you have been offered a school you must accept or decline your offer within 2 weeks.

List of schools with vacancies or short waiting lists

A map of the schools with vacancies or short waiting lists is available upon request from the Admissions Team.

Waiting lists and appeals

If your child was not offered their first preference school, they will be retained on the waiting list for any schools listed higher than the one they were offered. Waiting list positions will be available from the Admissions Team for the Community and Academy schools from 16 May.

For other schools you are advised to contact the school directly, or the borough in which they are located, for further advice about the waiting list process.

There is a right to an independent appeal for any school that has been unable to offer a place. Please consult your formal outcome letter for more information about this process. Appeals will be held in June and July.

Late applications

The eAdmissions website is open until the middle of August for late applications. Visit the eAdmissions website for further information. If you require a paper form, please contact the Admissions Team using the details at the bottom of this page.


The Hints and tips leaflet includes:

  • answers the most frequently asked questions
  • general guidance and signposting to more detailed information

 The Starting primary school brochure includes:

  • the process of applying for schools and what happens after
  • oversubscription criteria for  all Kensington and Chelsea primary schools
  • how places were offered in the previous year
  • useful information  that you may need to know before your child starts school

Further information

If you need a paper application form or further guidance, contact the Admissions Team on:

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Last updated: 19 April 2022