Starting primary school

Reception Class 2020 outcomes

National offer day is 16 April 2020, and applicants will receive their result during the evening via email.

Any offers should be accepted or declined by 30 April 2020.

If you have not been offered a preferred school, please refer to the list and map of schools with vacancies or short waiting list to assist you in making further preferences:

Reception 2020 - schools with vacancies or short waiting list


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 for any community or academy school within Kensington and Chelsea will be available from 15 May from the Admissions Team.

For religious schools, or schools located outside of Kensington and Chelsea, 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. Due to the ongoing restrictions relating to Covid-19 it is likely that the appeal timetable will be disrupted, and further advice is due to be released by the Department for Education shortly.

Late applications

The eAdmissions website is open until the end of July for late applications. If you require a paper form, please contact the Admissions Team using the details below.



Hints and tips leaflet

This leaflet:

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

Reception Class Hints and Tips 2020


Starting Primary School brochure

This brochure includes: 

  • oversubscription criteria for all Kensington and Chelsea primary schools
  • details on how places were offered in the previous year

Your Choice for Primary Education 2020


Distance maps

Many Kensington and Chelsea schools use distance from home to school to help decide how places are offered.

These offer maps show when the home to school distance was reached for schools that received more applications than places available last year. They also show when distance is used as the tie-breaker for the allocation of places.  



Further information

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


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