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When should I apply?

You can apply for a place from autumn the year before. This year's application window runs from 1 September 2021 until 15 January 2022. It’s important to apply as soon as you can.

If your child attends a school nursery or has an older brother or sister at your chosen school, you still must apply. Children who go to a school nursery won’t automatically get a reception place at the school.

If you live in Waltham Forest, you must apply through us. If you live outside Waltham Forest, you must apply there, even if you are applying for schools elsewhere.