Starting primary school

Reception Class 2024

If your child was born between 1 September 2019 and 31 August 2020 you can apply for them to join the Reception Class 2024. The online application process is now open to submit your application.

Apply on the eAdmissions website

The closing date for applications is Monday 15 January 2024.


In order for you to be fully informed of the applications process, and how to find out more about the schools you may be interested in applying to, a handy Hints and Tips leaflet is available. A more detailed online brochure includes further information about individual schools and how they offer places.

Primary school admission hints and tips 2024

This leaflet answers the most frequently asked questions and includes general guidance and signposting to more detailed information.

Primary school admission brochure 2024

This brochure includes:

  • the process of applying for schools and what happens after
  • summarised 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: 13 September 2023