Around Ealing October 2018 - Page 24

SCHOOL ADMISSIONS Time to apply for  primary school If your child was born between 1 September 2014 and 31 August 2015 he or she will be due to start primary school in September 2019 – and applications for pupil places are being received. U nder the London-wide primary school admissions scheme, parents living in the borough will submit a single application to Ealing Council, listing their preferences, even if they are applying for a place at a school outside the borough. The system helps prevent delays because it means parents will get only one offer of a place and everyone will receive them on the same day. Applications will be accepted until the cut-off point of 15 January 2019. WHAT TO DO All parents and carers living in the borough need to list up to six different 24 around ealing    October 2018 schools that they want to apply for, including any that are located outside the borough (but not private schools). Your choices have to be ranked in order of preference, from one to six. This is important because only one offer can be made to you and this would be from the highest ranked school at which your child qualifies for a place. People living in other boroughs need to apply to their own local authority. The closing date for applications is 15 January 2019. After that date applications will be considered as being late and parents may not be able to be offered any of their preferred schools. HOW TO DO IT Apply online at SUPPLEMENTARY FORMS Faith schools: If you want to apply for a place at a faith school you will also need to fill in the school’s own ‘supplementary information form’. The supplementary information forms are available from the schools concerned or on the council’s website at and will be used to assess denominational commitment. The supplementary form must be returned to the school before the closing date.