All admissions from Reception to Year 6 are managed by the London Borough of Waltham Forest. For more information on how to apply for a place in these year groups, please follow the link below
Waltham Forest are carrying out an Admissions Consultation for community and voluntary controlled schools from Wednesday 28 October 2020 to Thursday 10 December 2020. The changes to the admissions arrangements are as follows:
- A reduction in PAN for Downsell, Edinburgh, Thorpe Hall and The Winns Primary Schools
- Supplementary information form (SIF) for dual site schools
Responses must be submitted by Thursday 10 December 2020. Please see the Waltham Forest website for further information.
Applying for a Reception place for September 2021
The closing date for applications is 15th January 2021.
If your child was born between 1st September 2016 and 31st August 2017 they are due to start in the Reception class at a primary school from September 2021. You must apply for a Reception class for your child even if they attend a school nursery or have an older brother or sister at your preferred school. If your child currently attends a nursery attached to a school this does not give them any priority for a place in Reception at that school.
The eAdmissions website for online applications opened on 1st September and the closing date for applications is 15th January 2021. The following link will take you directly to the website.
Information Sessions for Parents Considering Dawlish Primary School
Sessions will be held during the Autumn term to provide parents/carers with information about our school. These will be held virtually. See the zoom meeting link for the next meeting.
Topic: Prospective Parent meeting - Reception 2021
Time: Jan 6, 2021 09:30 AM London
Join Zoom Meeting
Meeting ID: 968 3259 3991
Applying for a Secondary place for September 2021
If your child is currently in Year 6 they are due to start school in September 2021. You must apply for a secondary place for your child even if they have an older brother or sister at your preferred school. The booklet ‘Starting Secondary School 2021’ contains all the information you need to know about applying for a secondary school place. Please check the latest admissions information below for updates to this booklet.
The closing date for applications is 31st October 2020
The eAdmissions website for online applications opened on 1st September and the closing date for applications is 31st October 2020. The following link will take you directly to the website.
You can download a guide explaining how to apply for your child’s school place online
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 email@example.com
Please note the preferred method for secondary applications is digitally. If you are unable to apply online you can download the secondary common application form. Instructions for how to submit your paper application are on the back of the application form.
National Offer Day
The National Offer Day for Primary School Places is 16 April 2021
The National Offer Day for Secondary School Places is 1 March 2021
If you apply online by the closing date, an email with the outcome of your application will be sent to you in the evening of this date. For paper applications received by the closing date, a letter will be posted first class on the date above.
In Year Admissions
In year admissions is the term used when a child is looking for a school place during the academic year. Applications for in-year admission are usually made when you have moved to or moved house within Waltham Forest and need a new school place for your child as a result of that house move. You need to fill in an in-year common application form if your child is out of school and of school age, or if you want your child to move from one school to another within the same year group.
To complete an iCAF form please follow the link below:
At the Opossum Nursery we accept children after their third birthday. All children in the nursery are eligible to attend for 15 hours a week, during a morning OR an afternoon session each day. Session times are
To apply for a place at the Opossum Nursery please visit Newport or Dawlish Primary School to collect an Admission Form. You will only be contacted about a nursery place once your child turns 3 years old and we are in a position to offer your child a place. We cannot guarantee any places, therefore we recommend that you also apply to other nurseries. If you have any queries, please call Newport School during office hours on 0208 539 4552.
For information on the Opossum Nursery, please download the Nursery Handbook below