Parents and carers can apply online for places at Redbridge schools for the 2022/23 academic year from today, Wednesday September 1.
For children starting school for the first time, transferring from infant to junior or from primary to secondary, applications should be made via eAdmissions at www.redbridge.gov.uk/eadmissions
The deadline for secondary schools admissions is Sunday October 31.
The deadline for applying for an admission place for your child to start at primary school or to transfer from infants to juniors is Saturday January 15, 2022.
Parents of children currently in Year 2 in an infant school will need to apply for a Year 3 place in a junior or primary school for September 2022 . Children do not automatically transfer from infant to junior/primary school.
It is important to name six preferred schools when making the application. If you don’t apply by the deadline, your application will not be considered until after all the on-time applications have been processed.
Leader of Redbridge Council, Cllr Jas Athwal, said: “Due to the excellent quality of education available to young people in Redbridge, school places are in high demand and I would encourage families to apply as soon as possible.
“Our schools achieved outstanding results this summer once again, with almost 96 per cent of schools in Redbridge rated as either good or outstanding by Ofsted – a testament to the quality of our local education provision.”
Cllr Elaine Norman, Cabinet Member for Children and Young People, said: “Competition can be fierce for places in our schools so I would urge parents to start thinking about their school choices as soon as possible.
“If they don’t get their application completed before the deadline and let the council know their six preferred schools, there is a possibility they won’t get a place at a school they really want their child to attend.”
Any parents who want to apply for a primary or secondary school in a neighbouring borough will need to apply to Redbridge in the first instance. The council will then liaise with the relevant authority on their behalf.
You can find more information on how school places are offered and applying online to help you with your application at www.redbridge.gov.uk/schools/secondary-school-admissions/
Applying for your child’s place online – offers a whole host of benefits:
- It’s quick and easy to do
- You can find out more about the schools’ reports and locations on Redbridge i and by using the Redbridge i map
- Each application will have a unique reference number helping to identify the application
- Applicants will get an email confirmation
- The system helps applicants check for errors on application forms which means there is no need for an application to be sent back in the post for correction
- Applicants can change their details up to the closing date
- Text messages are sent to parents to remind them of key dates