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Starting primary school from September 2023

Information on how to apply for a primary school place for reception class 2023.

Published: 11 January 2021

Last updated: 13 September 2022

Reception class 2023

If your child was born between 1 September 2018 and 31 August 2019 it will be time to start thinking about the primary school you would like your child to attend from September 2023.

The closing date for applications is 15 January 2023.

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 below. The primary school admissions brochure includes more detailed information such as the admission criteria for each school and details on how places were offered the previous year.

Apply for a reception class place

If you require a paper form, please contact the Admissions Team using the details at the bottom of this page.


The hints and tips leaflet includes:

  • answers to the most frequently asked questions
  • general guidance and signposting to more detailed information
Primary school hints and tips, 2023 admission

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
Primary school admissions brochure, 2023


If you need a paper form, or require further support or guidance, please call 020 7745 6433 (weekdays, 9am to 2pm) or email [email protected]