Deadline Looms for Primary School Admissions

Applications must be made by Friday January 15

If you haven't yet applied for a primary school place for your child, now is the time to take action.

Applications for children due to start primary in school n Hammersmith & Fulham from September 2016 are accepted until 5pm on Friday 15 January 2016.

The good news is that applying online is now a quick and simple process and can be done at any time as the system is open around the clock.

Cllr Sue Macmillan, cabinet member for children and education, says: "School applications are an important and often stressful time for parents, so we are determined to make it as easy as possible. That’s why we’ve put together helpful information on the online system.

“We also urge parents and carers to research admission criteria schools, visit them and look at Ofsted reports before making their final decisions.”

You can apply online at The e-admissions system is designed to help you by guiding you through the process, ensuring you do not miss anything vital or make any mistakes.

The system is open 24 hours a day, seven days a week, meaning you can edit your application and change preferences right up to the closing date. You should have the security of knowing your application is valid and has been accepted as you will receive an auto-receipt and reference number once you submit the completed application.

By applying online, you can see which school you have been offered a day before postal applicants – on the evening of 1 March 2016, for secondary school pupils and on 18 April 2016, for primary places.

If you prefer, you can still fill in a paper version, available from the admissions team on 020 7745 6434 or email

The admissions intake is coordinated on a London-wide basis, meaning H&F parents can apply for up to six state school places in any London borough, listed in order of preference, but you must apply via H&F Council.

Each of the schools' admissions criteria is different and many of the borough’s schools are oversubscribed. If more than one school wants to offer a child a place, the order of the preferences the parent has put on the form will determine which school they will be offered. It is therefore important that parents order their school choices carefully.

December 21, 2015