Reception open days and applications

Admissions Applications

If your child was born between 1 September 2013 and 31 August 2014 they are due to start in the Reception class at a primary school from September 2018. 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 opens on Friday 1 September and the closing date for applications is 15 January 2018.

The booklet Starting Primary School 2018 contains all the information you need to know about applying for a Reception class place, including:

  • arrangements for selecting the pupils who apply
  • our oversubscription criteria (ie. how places are offered if there are more applicants than places)
  • an explanation of the process you need to follow to apply for a place at Longshaw Primary Academy for your child

If your child attends a nursery (either attached to a school or independent) a copy of the booklet will be sent home with your child. If your child does not attend nursery or you do not receive a copy, you will be able to download it via the link above or from the Waltham Forest website in September

Admission current postal address is:

1A Harvey Road
E11 3DB

Telephone: 020 8496 3000
Telephone contact should be made through the 0208 496 3000 call centre number.

Emails can be sent by parents to either or

for enquiries regarding primary to secondary transition.

If any parent/carer would like face to face information from our customer service staff. Please refer them to:

Sycamore House
Waltham Forest Town Hall Complex
Forest Road
E17 4JF

Opening times: 9.30am to 4.30pm Monday to Friday

For more information click here