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  • All admissions from Reception to Year 6 are managed by Waltham Forest Local Authority. For more information on how to apply for a place in these year groups please follow the link below.

  • Applying for a Reception place for September 2019

The closing date for applications will be the 15th January 2019.

If your child was born between 1st September 2014 and 31st August 2015 they are due to start in the Reception class at a primary school from September 2019.You must apply for a Reception class for your child even if they attend a school nursery or have an older brother or sister at your preferred school. If your child currently attends a nursery attached to a school this does not give them any priority for a place in Reception at that school.

The eAdmissions website for online applications opens on 1st September and the closing date for applications was 15th January 2018. The following link will take you directly to the application website:

If you are having a technical problem completing your application please email

  • In year admissions: In-year admissions is the term used when a child is looking for a school place during the academic year. Applications for in-year admission are usually made when you have moved to or moved house within Waltham Forest and need a new school place for your child as a result of that house move. You need to fill in an in-year common application form if your child is out of school and of school age, or if you want your child to move from one school to another within the same year group.

To complete an iCAF form please follow the link below:

At the Opossum Nursery we accept children after their third birthday. All children in the nursery are eligible to attend 15 hours a week, they are given a morning OR an afternoon session to attend each day. Please see the session times offered below (3 hours a day Mon-Fri): 
Morning session:      8.45-11.45am
Afternoon session:   12.45-3.45pm
To apply for a place at the Opossum Nursery please visit Newport School to collect an Admission Form. You will only be contacted about a nursery place once your child turns 3 years old and we are in a position to offer your child a place. We cannot guarantee any places, therefore we recommend that you also apply to other nurseries.
For information on the Opossum Nursery, please download the nursery handbook below.
If you have an queries please call us during office hours on 02085394552.
  1. Opossum Nursery Handbook 2018-2019