Starting primary school from September 2020

If your child was born between 1 September 2015 and 31 August 2016, he or she will be starting Reception in primary school from September 2020. 

Application process

To assist you in the application process, a hints and tips leaflet is provided with frequently asked questions. 

For much more detailed information, the 'Your choice of primary education' brochure  is available to view or download. This brochure includes the oversubscription criteria for all Westminster City primary schools, including how places were offered in the previous year. 

To support your research, last years distance maps for the 2019 year of entry are provided. Whist the distance will vary each year, these  maps will give you an idea of the home to school distance reached for schools that receive more applications than places available,  and when distance is used as the tie-breaker for the allocation of places. 

How to apply 

The online application site opened on 1 September.

Apply online

The closing date for applications to be submitted is 15 January 2020.  You have plenty of time to do your research into the schools you may want to apply for.  The 'Hints and tips' leaflet and the 'Your choice of primary education'  brochure will help you in this process. If you do have any questions, please contact the Admissions and Access to Education team as below .  


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

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Last updated: 9 September 2019