Starting school (ages 4 to 5)

If your child was born between 1 September 2012 and 31 August 2013 they may start school full time in September 2017.

This move is not an automatic process and you will need to apply for a place at the schools you would like your child to go to.

The full admissions process is set out in the e-booklet ‘Starting school full-time in 2017’.

Important things to note

  • The closing date was 15 January 2017. Applications received after this date are late.
  • You must read the admissions booklet ‘Starting school full-time in 2017’ (see the list below) before you apply.
  • You must fill in our paper ‘school common application form’ (RCAF).
  • You can download the paper RCAF form (see the list below ‘RCAF 2017), or pick up a copy at our Dagenham one-stop shop.


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