Apply for a primary school place

Important dates

Date Activity/action required
Friday 1 September 2023 Online applications open
Monday 15 January 2024 Closing date for on time applications
Thursday 8 February 2024 Last date to:
explain why your application was late
request changes to your application submitted on time
or provide evidence of a change of address
Tuesday 16 April 2024 National Offer Day
Tuesday 30 April 2024 Last date to respond to your offer
September 2024 Children start primary school

Late applications

The deadline to apply is 15 January 2024. If your application is submitted after this date, it will be considered late unless exceptional reasons prevented you from applying on time. For example:

  • you are a single parent and have been seriously ill for an extended period
  • a member of your immediate family has died
  • your family has recently moved into the area or has just returned from abroad (in this case we'll also need to see proof of ownership or tenancy of a property within Hackney as well as a utility bill)

The last date that exceptional reasons can be considered and agreed is Thursday 8 February 2024. After this date your application will be late regardless of the circumstances and will only be considered after all applications that were sent in on time have been dealt with. This is most likely to be after 16 April 2024, but you may still receive a letter telling you the outcome of your application on this date.


Admissions and Pupil Benefits Team

020 8820 7000
This page was last modified on: 3 Mar 2024