All admissions from Reception to Year 6 are managed by the London Borough of Waltham Forest. 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 2023
If your child was born between 1st September 2018 and 31st August 2019 they are due to start in the Reception class at a primary school from September 2023. 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 in September 2022. The following link will take you directly to the website.
Applying for a Secondary place for September 2023
If your child is currently in Year 6 they are due to start school in September 2023. You must apply for a secondary place for your child even if they have an older brother or sister at your preferred school. The booklet ‘Starting Secondary School 2023’ contains all the information you need to know about applying for a secondary school place. Please check the latest admissions information below for updates to this booklet.
The closing date for applications is 31st October 2022
The eAdmissions website for online applications opened on 1st September and the closing date for applications is 31st October 2022. The following link will take you directly to the website.
There are FAQs and guidance sheets to help you complete your online application on the eAdmissions website. If you are having a technical problem completing your application please email email@example.com
Please note the preferred method for secondary applications is digitally. If you are unable to apply online you can download the secondary common application form. Instructions for how to submit your paper application are on the back of the application form.
National Offer Day
The National Offer Day for Primary School Places is 17 April 2023
The National Offer Day for Secondary School Places is 1 March 2023
If you apply online by the closing date, an email with the outcome of your application will be sent to you in the evening of this date. For paper applications received by the closing date, a letter will be posted first class on the date above.
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 for 15 hours a week, during a morning OR an afternoon session each day. Session times are
To apply for a place at the Opossum Nursery please visit Newport or Dawlish Primary 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. If you have any queries, please call Newport School during office hours on 0208 539 4552.
For information on the Opossum Nursery, please download the Nursery Handbook below