What you need to complete your application form

You will need to provide this information when you apply.

Your child’s name and date of birth

This must match the name on their birth certificate or passport.

Make sure your child’s primary school holds the same details on record. If these do not match your application may be considered invalid. 

Find primary schools near you

Search our schools directory where you will need to find 6 primary schools near you as options for your child to attend.

You will need to:

  • check the admission criteria to make sure your chosen schools are suitable for your child
  • find out about open days and evenings

Applying for medical priority at a community primary school

All primary schools are required to make reasonable adjustments to accommodate children with a range of medical needs. However, in few exceptional cases there may be reasons why a child needs to attend a specific school and this could be due to the child or parent's medical condition. Read the guidance on how to apply for medical priority.

Council tax account number

If you are responsible for paying council tax at your child’s address you will need to enter your account number. This can be found in the top right corner of your Council Tax bill.

Supplementary information form (SIF)

Some schools may ask for more information to assess your application, which you must provide through a SIF. You can find out if this is required and download the form from the primary schools directory.

You will still need to complete an online application as well as a SIF.

Supporting information

2025 to 2026

Pan-London scheme for co-ordination of admissions to reception and junior 2025 to 2026 (PDF, 254KB)

Download community schools - admission arrangements 2025 to 2026 (PDF, 460 KB)

2024 to 2025

Community schools admission arrangements, 2024 to 2025 (PDF, 222KB)

Pan-London scheme for co-ordination of admissions to reception and junior 2024 to 2025 (PDF, 285KB)