Applying for Primary School (Reception)
Information on starting primary school in September 2014 for children born between 1 September 2009 and 31 August 2010.
Applications for primary school places can be made online from 1 September 2013. You have until 15 January 2014 to apply. National Offer Day will be 16 April 2014.
Beddington Park Primary School has changed address: Mallinson Road, Beddington, CR0 4UL. Whilst the school is still on the same site, the main entrance to the school has moved. The distance to school checker has been updated to reflect this change.
Before you apply we strongly advise that you:
1. Download and read the starting primary school guidance booklet [472kb] - this explains the application process, how places were allocated this year, and how each school will allocate places this year
You are also encouraged to:
2. Watch our guidance video which explains how to apply for a school place online
3. Check your distance to nearby schools
Once you have revived the guidance material you will be ready to apply online.
Need more help?
If you need help applying you can attend our assisted sessions in the Library @ the Phoenix Centre, Wallington on Monday 16 September 9.30am-1.30pm & Tuesday 17 September 2-6pm; and at the Civic Offices, Sutton on Wednesday 25 September 2-6pm & Thursday 26 September 9.30am-1.30pm. No appointment necessary - drop in at any time for help making your application. You can also access the internet at your local library for free.
We recommend you visit schools to understand transport routes and school facilities, and to hear from staff about the school achievements and plans for the future. Please visit school websites for possible open day dates or for details of how to contact them.
Some schools may ask for a supplementary form to be completed. The online application will advise you if this is the case, or this link has more details.
1 September 2013
Online applications open.
16, 17, 25, and 26
Get help making your application at the Phoenix Centre Library and at the Sutton Civic Offices - see above.
September 2013 to January 2014
Parents and carers can arrange visits to schools. Please visit school websites for details on visiting or contact them to book an appointment.
15 January 2014
Closing date for online applications or paper application forms. After this date your application will be considered as late.
14 February 2014
Latest date that an application that is late for good reason can be accepted. Reasons and evidence must be presented with the application before this date.
15 February to 4 March 2014
Applications ranked according to admissions criteria
16 April 2014
Notification of outcome posted to parents at their home address, by first class post.
Evening of 16 April 2014
Results available for applications submitted online.
30 April 2014
Date by which acceptances must be submitted.
14 May 2014
Closing date for appeals for community schools.
June to July 2014
Increase demand for reception places
Due to an increase in demand for Reception places over the last few years, and an expected demand for places in the September 2014 intake, we are making arrangements to meet this additional demand.