Determined admission arrangements for 2023/24
Information about the admissions policies of schools in Westminster for the 2023/24 academic year.
The law requires that all state schools must approve their admissions arrangements in advance of parents applying. The council is responsible for the admissions for community schools, with the governing body responsible for academies and voluntary aided (church) schools.
All schools must carry out formal consultations of not less than six weeks before they make changes to their admissions arrangements. Whether there are changes or not, admissions arrangements for all schools must be published on their website by mid-March each year.
We are the admissions authority for seven community primary schools: Barrow Hill Junior, Edward Wilson, Essendine, George Eliot, Hallfield, Robinsfield infant, Queens Park.
Admission arrangements for academies and Church schools
You will find the published admission arrangements on each school website. If the 2023/24 arrangements are not available by mid-March, please contact the school direct.
Pan-London coordinated schemes
The Pan-London Admission System coordinates applications to all state-funded primary and secondary schools across Greater London and surrounding counties. Parents/carers can apply up to six schools in any area using one form and list their chosen schools in order or preference. Schools will then consider each application against their published admission criteria with no knowledge of the parent/carer preference order.
The coordinated system will eliminate preferences until it reaches the highest potential offer that can be made on the National Offer Day. The system has substantially reduced the number of children that receive multiple offers or no offer at all.
View our Pan London coordinated schemes for Reception and Primary to Secondary Transfer for the 2023/24 academic year.
How to make a complaint
In accordance with Regulation 21 of the Regulations and Section 88 of the SSFA 1998, any person or body who considered that any maintained school or Academy's arrangements are unlawful, or not compliant with the Code or relevant law relating to admissions, can make an objection to the School Adjudicator. Objections must be submitted by 15 May 2022.
If you have any queries, please call the admissions team on 020 7745 6433 or email [email protected]
Published: 18 November 2021
Last updated: 10 November 2023