Starting School (ages 4 to 5)

If your child needs a reception place now, please follow the ‘In-year’ admissions process.

If your child was born between 1 September 2015 and 31 August 2016 they may start school full time in September 2020.  This move is not an automatic process and you will need to apply for a place at the schools you would like your child to go to. You must apply for a place even if your child is already at the school's nursery or has a brother or sister at that school.

The admissions process will start on 1 November 2019. Do not apply for a school place until this date.

School places are not offered based on who applies first.  If you apply now you put your chance of getting a place at your preferred school at risk if you do not follow the process in the 2020 booklet which will be published on 1 November 2019.

Please wait until November to apply for a school place, when full information about making your application will be available (including new schools).

The closing date for applications will be 15 January 2020

Starting Junior School

Moving from infant to junior school in 2020
If your child attends an infant school and was born between 1 September 2012 and 31 August 2013, they will start their junior school in September 2020.

The admissions process will start on 1 November 2019. Do not apply for a school place until this date. 

School places are not offered based on who applies first.  If you apply now you put your chance of getting a place at your preferred school at risk if you do not follow the process in the ‘Moving to junior school in 2020’ e-booklet which will be published on 1 November 2019.

Please therefore wait until November to apply for a school place, when full information (including new schools) about making your application will be available.  The closing date will be 15 January 2020.

Linked Barking & Dagenham junior schools
If you want your child to attend their link Barking & Dagenham junior school, you do not need to fill in an application form, as we will do this for you (even if you live outside the borough).

If you would prefer your child to go to a different junior school you must apply online from 1 November. 

Junior schools outside the borough
For infant and junior schools outside the borough, please contact the school or relevant local authority about their admissions procedure.

If they confirm you need to apply through your home local authority (us) you will need to apply online from 1 November.

Junior applications from children not in infant schools
If your child is at any other type of school and you would like to apply for a year 3 place at a Junior school (for September 2020 start) you will also have to apply online from 1 November.

How to apply for a school place

Please click here to visit the LA website to find more information on apply to Eastbury.