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.
  • If you try to apply online and you cannot see your exact address in the list, or the schools you want to apply for are not listed, please fill in and return a paper common application form (RCAF).
  • If you have already applied online but want to change your preferred schools, 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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