Admissions Policy - Click here to view the Admissions Policy.
Applying for a Reception Place
If your child was born between 1st September 2016 and 31st August 2017 they are due to start in the Reception class at a primary school from September 2021.
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 Friday 1st September and the closing date for applications is 15th January 2021.
The booklet 'Starting Primary School 2021' 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 www.walthamforest.gov.uk
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.
Applying for a Secondary School Place
If your child is currently in Year 6, they are due to start secondary school in September 2021.
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.