Primary School Admissions

If you are an Islington resident and your child was born between 1 September 2016 and 31 August 2017 they will be due to start reception class in September 2021. You will need to apply for a place for your child by 15 January 2021. We recommend you apply by 11 January, just in case there are any problems with getting online or logging into the site. 

You must apply for a school place using an Islington application form, even if you are applying for a place in another local authority.

If you do not live in Islington, you must apply using your home local authority’s form (i.e. the council to whom you pay your council tax).

You can apply from 1 September 2020, and you must apply by the deadline, 15 January 2021. We recommend you apply by 8 January 2021, just in case there are any problems with getting online or logging into the site.

15 January 2021 this is your deadline to submit a social medical application

16 April 2021: you’ll get an offer by email in the evening

30 April 2021: this is your deadline to accept (or turn down) your school place

14 May 2021: you must send in any appeals by this date. You can appeal even if you’ve accepted the school place offered.

Late applications

If we get your application after 15 January 2021 then your application will be marked as late. This means that it will not be considered until we have allocated school places for all applications received on time. This could reduce your chances of getting a place at the school you want.

If there are exceptional reasons why it was not possible to make your application by the deadline, please email us at Make sure to attach any letters or other documents that help explain and support your reason.

How to apply?

You need to register first. You’ll then be sent an email giving details of how to start your application. You can do your application in stages. You can change the order of schools listed, and other information as many times as you want before you submit the application.

Once you’re happy with your application, make sure you press ‘submit’.

The online system checks for errors or missing information. 

A reference number is sent to your registered email confirming safe receipt of your application. Please make a note of your username and Application Reference Number as you’ll need them to access your application.

You can reset your password at any time from the login page. 

As well as the main online admissions application, you may need to complete a supplementary information form (SIF) for some schools. This information is included in the school’s fact file. The SIF must be sent directly to the school. You must still complete the online e-Admissions application

The address you give must be your child’s current permanent address (the place where they spend most of their time Monday to Friday) on 15 January 2021.  

If you give false or misleading information about your (or your child’s) address, the school place may be withdrawn, and you may be prosecuted

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School Admissions Appeals 

Timetable for appeals for primary reception admission in September 2021 to community schools 

  • 18 April 2021: you’ll get an offer by email in the evening
  • 18 May 2021: deadline for appeal forms to be submitted
  • Appeal hearings to be held in June/July 2019

If you have been refused a place at a voluntary-aided school or academy, get an appeal form directly from the school. Each school will publish their own arrangements for appeals

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