Starting primary school

If your child was born between 1 September 2016 and 31 August 2017 they are due to start Reception Class in September 2021. 

Applicants who submitted an on-time application will receive the outcome via email during the evening of Friday 16th April. Any offers should be accepted or declined by 30 April 2021.

Reception Class 2021 - schools with vacancies or a short waiting list

Please see below a list of schools where there may be vacancies or short waiting lists. The schools can be located on the map using the corresponding School ID. Schools within Hammersmith & Fulham have also been included for ease of reference. 

You can apply to as many additional schools as you wish, and the easiest way to apply for further preferences is by emailing your home local authority with your child's name and child reference number (indicated in your notification letter or email);

If you are applying for any religious schools, you may also need to complete a Supplementary Information Form (SIF) which can be obtained directly from the school.

Any subsequent offer that can be made will be notified to you by your home local authority after 12 May 2021.

SchoolSchool telephoneSchool emailLocal authority
Addison Primary School020 7603 5333admin@addison.lbhf.sch.ukHammersmith and Fulham
All Souls CofE Primary School020 7186
Ark Bentworth Primary Academy020 8743 2527info@arkbentworthprimary.orgHammersmith and Fulham
Ark Brunel Primary Academy020 7565 5875info@arkbrunelprimary.orgKensington & Chelsea
Ark Burlington Danes Primary Academy020 8735 5943primaryoffice@burlingtondanes.orgHammersmith and Fulham
Ark King Solomon Academy020 7563 6900office@kingsolomonacademy.orgWestminster
Ark Swift Primary Academy020 8743 2514info@arkswiftprimary.orgHammersmith and Fulham
Ashburnham Primary School020 7351 & Chelsea
Avondale Park Primary School020 7727 7727info@apsafederation.comKensington & Chelsea
Avonmore Primary School020 7603 9750admin@avonmore.lbhf.sch.ukHammersmith and Fulham
Brackenbury Primary School020 8743 3074admin@brackenbury.lbhf.sch.ukHammersmith and Fulham
Burdett-Coutts and Townshend CofE Primary School020 7828
Christ Church Bentinck CofE Primary School020 3351
Churchill Gardens Primary Academy020 7798
Edward Wilson Primary School020 3214
Essendine Primary School020 3329
Flora Gardens Primary School020 8748 2566office@floragardens.lbhf.sch.ukHammersmith and Fulham
Fulham Primary School020 7385 0535admin@fulhampri.lbhf.sch.ukHammersmith and Fulham
Gateway Academy020 7723
George Eliot Primary School020 7722
Hallfield Primary School020 7087
Holy Trinity CE Primary School020 7881 9860info@ht.rbkc.sch.ukKensington & Chelsea
Kenmont Primary School020 8969 4497admin@kenmont.lbhf.sch.ukHammersmith and Fulham
Marlborough Primary School020 7589 8553info@marlborough.rbkc.sch.ukKensington & Chelsea
Melcombe Primary School020 8748 7411admin@melcombe.lbhf.sch.ukHammersmith and Fulham
Miles Coverdale Primary School020 8743 5847admin@milescoverdale.lbhf.sch.ukHammersmith and Fulham
Millbank Academy020 3262
Normand Croft Primary School020 7385 6847info@normandcroft.lbhf.sch.ukHammersmith and Fulham
Old Oak Primary School020 8743 7629admin@oldoak.lbhf.sch.ukHammersmith and Fulham
Our Lady of Dolours Catholic Primary School020 7286
Oxford Gardens Primary School020 8969 1997info@oxfordgardens.rbkc.sch.ukKensington & Chelsea
Park Walk Primary School020 7352 8700info@parkwalk.rbkc.sch.ukKensington & Chelsea
Pimlico Primary Academy020 7802 1909pimlicoprimary@pimlicoacademy.orgWestminster
Queen's Manor Primary School020 7385 4343admin@queensmanor.lbhf.sch.ukHammersmith and Fulham
Queen's Park Primary School020 3351
Robinsfield Infant School020 7345
Sir John Lillie Primary School020 7385 2107admin@sirjohnlillie.lbhf.sch.ukHammersmith and Fulham
Soho Parish CofE Primary School020 7432
St. Augustine's CofE Primary School020 7328
St. Barnabas' CofE Primary School020 7186
St. Charles Catholic Primary School020 8969 5566info@st-charles.rbkc.sch.ukKensington & Chelsea
St. Clement Dane's CofE Primary School020 3096
St. Clement & St. James CofE Primary School020 7603 9225info@scsj.rbkc.sch.ukKensington & Chelsea
St. Cuthbert with St. Matthias CofE Primary School020 7373 8225info@scwsm.rbkc.sch.ukKensington & Chelsea
St. Edward's Catholic Primary School020 7723
St. Francis of Assisi Catholic Primary School020 7727 8523info@franassisi.rbkc.sch.ukKensington & Chelsea
St. Gabriel's CofE Primary School020 7186
St. George's Hanover Square CofE Primary School020 7629
St. James & St John CofE Primary School020 7504
St. John XXIII Catholic Primary School020 8743 9428admin@stjohnxxiii.lbhf.sch.ukHammersmith and Fulham
St. Luke's CofE Primary School020 8103
St. Mary Magdalene CofE Primary School020 7504
St. Mary of the Angels Catholic Primary School020 7792
St. Mary's Bryanston Square CofE Primary School020 3146
St. Mary's Catholic Primary School (H&F)020 7603 7717admin@stmarysrc.lbhf.sch.ukHammersmith and Fulham
St. Mary's Catholic Primary School (K&C)020 8969 0321info@st-marys.rbkc.sch.ukKensington & Chelsea
St. Matthew's CofE Primary School020 7504
St. Paul's C of E Primary School (H&F)020 8748 4951admin@stpaulsce.lbhf.sch.ukHammersmith and Fulham
St. Peter's Eaton Square C of E Primary School020 7504
St. Stephen's CofE Primary School (Westminster)020 3351
St. Thomas' C E Primary School020 8969 2810info@st.rbkc.sch.ukKensington & Chelsea
St. Thomas of Canterbury RC Primary School020 7385 8165admin@stthomasrc.lbhf.sch.ukHammersmith and Fulham
St. Vincent de Paul Catholic Primary School020 3351
Sulivan Primary School020 7736 5869admin@sulivan.lbhf.sch.ukHammersmith and Fulham
Wendell Park Primary School020 8743 1372admin@wendellpark.lbhf.sch.ukHammersmith and Fulham
Westminster Cathedral Catholic Primary School020 7186
Wilberforce Primary School020 8054
Wormholt Park Primary School020 8743 5073info@wormholtpark.lbhf.sch.ukHammersmith and Fulham



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 12 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. Please be aware, for schools that admit in classes of 30 or 60, ‘infant class size’ legislation will apply meaning there are only very limited circumstances where an appeal would be allowed. If you have any queries about this process and require further guidance please contact the Admissions Team using the details at the bottom of the page. 

Late applications

If you have not yet submitted an application you can still do so online. Late applications will be processed from May onwards. If you require a paper form please contact the Admissions Team directly on 020 7745 6432.


The Hints and tips leaflet includes:

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

RBKC primary hints and tips

The Starting primary school brochure includes:

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

Starting primary school 2021


Further information

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

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