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Starting primary school from September 2021

Information on how to apply for a primary school place for reception class 2021.

Published: 11 January 2021

Last updated: 11 January 2021

If your child is born between 1 September 2016 and 31 August 2017 you will need to apply for a primary school place for reception class 2021.

The closing date for application is 15 January 2021.

In order for you to be fully informed about the applications process, and how you can find out more about the schools you may be interested in applying to, a handy hints and tips leaflet is available as well as a detailed online brochure to support your research.

The eAdmissions website is open from 1 September for online applications and is the recommended way to apply. 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

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

Further information to assist your research

Many Westminster schools use distance from home to school to help decide how places are offered.

Our cut-off distance maps show when the home to school distance was reached for schools that received more applications than places available in the previous year. They also show when distance is used as the tie-breaker for the allocation of places.


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]