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Applying for a secondary school place

Last updated 13 February 2015

Applying for a secondary place for September 2015

If your child is currently in Year 6 they are due to start secondary school in September 2015.

You must still apply for a secondary place for your child even if they attend an all-through school or have an older brother or sister at your preferred school.

The eAdmissions website for online applications opens on 1 September and the closing date for applications was 31 October 2014.

There is a link to the website at the top right of this page and you can also download a guide explaining how to apply for your child’s school place online (PDF file 139KB).

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

If you and your child live in Waltham Forest you must apply through us. If you and your child live outside Waltham Forest, you must apply to the local authority in which you live. The eAdmissions website will redirect your application to the correct local authority based on the address and postcode you enter.

Please note that we only see customers at Sycamore House in exceptional circumstances and we can only accept photocopies of any evidence supporting your application, not originals. The booklet Starting Secondary School 2015 (PDF file 2MB) contains all the information you need to know about applying for a secondary school place.

If your child attends a Waltham Forest primary school, a copy of the booklet will be sent home with them during the week of 8 September. If your child does not bring home a copy please pick one up from the school office.

If you are unable to apply online you can download the secondary common application form (PDF File 247KB). Instructions for how to submit your paper application are on the back of the application form.

The closing date for applications was 31 October 2014

Supplementary Information Forms (SIFs)

Some schools need extra information, which we do not collect on our application form, to apply their admissions criteria. Eden Girls’ School, Highams Park School and Holy Family Catholic School will ask you to complete a Supplementary Information Form (SIF).

SIFs are available from the relevant schools or their websites. If you are applying for a school outside Waltham Forest you will need to check with the local authority where the school is located to find out if you need to complete a SIF.

If you do not complete a SIF this may result in your child not being offered a place at the school.

Related documents

Please view the Waltham Forest Report to the Office of the Schools Adjudicator (PDF File 97KB)

Please view the Revised Appeals to the Office of the Schools Adjudicator (PDF File 37KB)

Please view the Waltham Forest Determined Admissions Arrangements for 2015/16 (PDF file 551KB)

Key dates What happens?
31 October 2014 Application deadline
3 March 2015 Offer day
16 March 2015 Acceptance deadline
30 March 2015 Appeal deadline

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