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Starting primary school from September 2022

Information on how to apply for a primary school place for reception class 2022.

Published: 11 January 2021

Last updated: 2 September 2021

When to apply for reception

If your child was born between 1 September 2017 and 31 August 2018 you can apply for them to join Reception class from September 2022.

The online application process is now open to submit your application.

Apply online

The closing date for applications is 15 January 2022.


The hints and tips leaflet includes:

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

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


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]