Primary School Applications Deadline Approaches

Make sure yours is in by Sunday January 15th

Parents who want their children to start at a Wandsworth primary school in September this year must make sure they submit their applications by this month’s deadline.

Applications must be submitted by Sunday, January 15. This date applies to all children born between September 1, 2012 and August 31, 2013. 

Useful information about how the admissions system works can be viewed on the Council’s website at, including the latest copy of Choose a Wandsworth Primary School – a brochure specially produced to offer parents a step by step guide through the whole process. 

Parents can apply for a place at up to six state-run primary schools, listing each one in order of preference. These schools can either be in Wandsworth or another borough, but wherever these schools are, parents must submit their applications to their own local Council.

When the choices are made, the easiest way to submit an application is to do it online at Alternatively a paper application can be downloaded from the website and printed off. People who choose to submit a paper application must ensure it reaches the town hall in time for the January 15 deadline.

Anyone who wishes to apply for a place at a church or faith school will need to study that school’s admission criteria carefully to make sure they would be eligible for a place.  

Parents are also being reminded that even if their children are already enrolled in a nursery class at a local primary school, they must still apply for a place in a reception class. Attending a nursery class does not automatically mean their child will be eligible for a place in the reception class or that they will be offered a place at the same school.

For more information, help and advice call (020) 8871 7316 or email


January 8, 2017