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Important dates for primary school admissions

Important dates for the admission process for children starting primary school in September 2023.

Applications open (apply online): Thursday 1 September 2022

The deadline for applying for a primary school place is Sunday 15 January 2023


Results for applications

Monday 17 April 2023 (you will get an email in the evening telling you where your child has been offered a place)

Deadline for accepting your offer

Tuesday 2 May 2023 (if you applied online, you need to accept the offer online)


Closing date for appeals for community schools in the borough

Thursday 18 May 2023 (admissions authorities of other schools may set the same or a later deadline)

Appeal hearings

June/July 2023 (if you submit an appeal after 5 May 2023, it will not be heard until the start of the academic year in September 2023)


Primary School Admissions and Appeals

Laurence House, 1 Catford Road, SE6 4RU