Moving to junior school

All the information you need for starting junior school

Moving from infant to junior school in 2023

If your child attends an infant school and was born between 1 September 2015 and 31 August 2016, they will start their junior school in September 2023.  

The admissions process will start on 1 November 2022. Do not apply for a school place until this date.  School places are not offered based on who applies first. 

If you apply now you put your chance of getting a place at your preferred school at risk if you do not follow the process in the ‘Moving to junior school in 2023’ e-booklet which will be published on 1 November 2022. 

Please therefore wait until November to apply for a school place, when full information (including new schools) about making your application will be available.  The closing date will be 15 January 2023.

Linked Barking & 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 a different junior school you must apply online from 1 November.  

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 from 1 November.

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 (for September 2023 start) you will also have to apply online from 1 November. 

Downloads

Application form to educate a child outside their normal age group including Summer Born Children (PDF, 400KB)

Deferred entry booklet 2022 (PDF 395KB)

Deferred entry policy 2022 (PDF, 406KB)

Moving to junior school in 2023 e-booklet (PDF, 406KB)

Previous editions of the booklet

Moving to junior school in 2022 e-booklet (PDF, 800KB)

Moving to junior school in 2021 e-booklet (PDF, 862KB)

Moving to junior school in 2020 (PDF, 890KB)

Moving to junior school 2019 (PDF, 952 KB)

Moving to junior school 2018 (PDF, 1 MB)

School Admissions Team

020 8215 3004

infos@lbbd.gov.uk