All admissions from Reception to Year 6 are managed by the local authority. For more information on how to apply for a place in these year groups please follow the links below.
Waltham Forest Local Authority School Applications

Waltham Forest Local Authority Admissions Policies

Please note that the closing date for online applications is the 15th January 2024.

National Offer Day is 16 April 2024, if you apply online through eAdmissions. For paper applications received by the closing date, a letter will be posted first class on 16 April 2024. However if you apply after the deadline (15th January 2024) then your application will not be processed until after this date and your offer will be delayed.

Nursery Admissions:

Our Nursery admission age for children is three years old.  If you would like to apply for a Nursery place for your child at our school please download the form below or request a copy from our school office.  Completed forms can be handed in to our school office, and you should also bring along your child’s birth certificate, passport, and proof of home address.

We offer morning sessions (9:00-12:00) or afternoon sessions (12:30-15:30). We also offer 30 hours of childcare per week during term time. Our full day is 9:00-15:30

Please click here to go to the Our Nursery page for more information.

Reception Admissions: 

If your child was born between 1 September 2019 and 31 August 2020, they are due to start reception in September 2024 and you can now apply for a place. The closing date for on line applications is the 15th January 2024.

You must apply for a Reception place for your child even if they attend a school nursery or have an older brother or sister at your preferred school.

The eAdmissions website for online applications opens on 1st September and the closing date for applications is 15th January 2024. The following links will take you directly to the application website:

In- year admissions

In-year admissions is the term used when a child is looking for a school place during the academic year. Applications for in-year admission are usually made when you have moved to or moved house and need a new school place for your child as a result of that house move. You need to fill in an in-year common application form if your child is out of school and of school age, or if you want your child to move from one school to another within the same year group.

To complete an application for an in-year admission please follow the links below:

If you are choosing a school for your child’s school application and would like to visit us and look around our school, please contact the School Office on 020 8521 1145 to enquire about scheduled visiting sessions.

Secondary Transfers

Secondary school transfers for children leaving at the end of Year 6 are arranged through the local authority Admissions department.
Please download the ICAF application form to print below, or apply online at
Please click here to visit the Waltham Forest Council website page for Secondary School Admissions. 

Further information regarding secondary applications will be provided to parents of Year 6 children at Barn Croft, via ParentMail.