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  • Admissions Policy

    Admissions Policy - Click here to view the Admissions Policy.

    Oversubscription criteria

    If the number of preferences for the school is more than the number of places available, places will be allocated in the following priority order:

    1. Looked after children: children who are in the care of local authorities as defined by Section 22 of the Children Act 1989.
    2. Children who the local authority accepts have an exceptional medical or social need for a place at the school;
    3. Children with siblings at the school (not in the first year);
    4. Children of staff who are employed by the Trust.
    5. Children who live nearest to the school.

    If two or more children are ranked equally on any of the above criteria, random allocation will determine which child or children are offered places. In this case, a child or children’s names will be randomly selected from a total list of tied applicants by someone unconnected with the school.

    Pupils with statements of Special Educational Need will not be subject to the application of the oversubscription criteria. They will be allocated a place at Walthamstow Primary Academy if their statement nominates the school as being the most suitable.

  • Reception Admissions

    Applying for a Reception Place

    If your child was  between 1 September 2018 and 31 August 2019 they are due to start in the Reception class at a primary school from September 2023.

    You must apply for a Reception class for your child even if they attend a school nursery or have an older brother or sister at your preferred school. If your child currently attends a nursery attached to a school this does not give them any priority for a place in Reception at that school.

    The eAdmissions website for online applications opens on 1st September and the closing date for applications is 15th January 2023.

    The booklet 'Starting Primary School 2023' contains all the information you need to know about applying for a Reception class place, including:

    • arrangements for selecting the pupils who apply
    • our oversubscription criteria (i.e. how places are offered if there are more applicants than places)
    • an explanation of the process you need to follow to apply for a place at Whittingham Primary Academy for your child.

    If your child attends a nursery (either attached to a school or independent) a copy of the booklet will be sent home with your child. If your child does not attend nursery or you do not receive a copy, you will be able to download it via the link above or from the Waltham Forest website in September

  • In Year Admissions

    In-Year Admissions
    In-Year Admissions are also dealt with by the Waltham Forest Schools Admissions Service. After accepting a place at the school, children and their parents are invited to attend an admissions meeting with a member of the Senior Leadership Team to discuss their transition into the school and to agree an admission date.

  • Secondary School Place

    Applying for a Secondary School Place

    If your child is currently in Year 6, they are due to start secondary school in September 2023.

    You must apply for a secondary school place for your child even if they have an older brother or sister at your preferred school. 

    If you and your child live in Waltham Forest, you must apply through Waltham Forest Schools Admissions Service. If you and your child live outside Waltham Forest, you must apply to the local authority in which you live, even if you are applying for schools in other areas.

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