Moving to junior school

Moving from infant to junior school in 2018

If your child is a year 2 pupil and attending an infant school you must apply for your child’s year 3 place junior school place (even if you want a place at your linked junior school). The full admissions process is set out in the booklet ‘Moving to junior school in 2018’.

Important things to note

Linked Barking and 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 another school you must fill in our online Junior common application form ‘ (JCAF).

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.

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 (starting in September 2018) you will also have to apply online.

Apply online for a school place

Important Information

  • The closing date was 15 January 2018.  If you applied by this date, results will be posted from 7pm on 16 April 2018.  You must then reply by 30 April 2018 or your child will not have a school place.
  • If your child needs a year 2 place now, please follow the ‘In-year’ admissions process.

Applications after 15 January 2018

Applications received after the closing date will not be processed until 9 July 2018 and will be dealt with under the ‘in year admissions’ process listed on our website in the booklet ‘finding a school place –issue 6’


Previous editions of the booklet