Admissions for school year 2020-21

Following a period of consultation and the Tower Hamlets Cabinet Meeting on 27 February 2019 the council has determined its school admission arrangements for the 2020/21 school year.  View the determined admissions arrangements.

School admissions

Primary Reception 2020

If your child was born between 1 September 2015 and 31 August 2016 you will need to apply online for your child to start in the Reception class in September 2020. The closing date is 15 January 2020.

You must apply online via the eadmissions portal . For more information and advice visit our primary admissions page.

Nursery 2020

If your child was born between 1 September 2016 and 31 August 2017 and you wish to apply for a place in nursery in September 2020, you must apply online by 16 February 2020.

You should apply online via the  eadmissions portalFor more information please visit our nursery admissions page.

Secondary transfer 2020

If your child was born between 1 September 2008 and 31 August 2009 you will need to apply online for your child to transfer to secondary school in September 2020. The closing date is 31 October 2019. For more information and advice visit our secondary admissions page.

You can also find out about in-year admissions and the admissions criteria.

Apply for a school place

Most school admissions take place when children start reception class or when they transfer from primary to secondary school at the age of 11. Applications are now made online and you can check admissions criteria here

In-year admissions

In-year admissions take place outside the normal admission period – for example, children who have recently moved to the area and do not have a school place.

If your child is out of school and you need a school place please contact Pupil Services.

Find out about in-year admissions.

Supplementary information forms

Some schools require a completed supplementary form in addition to the online application form. You must complete and return both forms for your application to be considered. Supplementary forms must be returned to the appropriate school. If you have made an online application to any of the schools listed below, please contact them for a supplementary form.

Secondary schools

  • Bishop Challoner RC Boys School
  • Bishop Challoner RC Girls School 
  • Canary Wharf College Crossharbour
  • Sir John Cass Foundation and Redcoat School

Primary schools

  • Canary Wharf College Schools
  • Christ Church Church of England
  • English Martyrs Roman Catholic
  • Guardian Angels Roman Catholic
  • Holy Family Roman Catholic
  • Our Lady’s Roman Catholic
  • St Agnes Roman Catholic
  • St Anne's Roman Catholic
  • St Edmund’s Roman Catholic
  • St Elizabeth’s Roman Catholic
  • St John’s Church of England
  • St Luke’s Church of England
  • St Mary and St Michael Roman Catholic
  • St Matthias Church of England
  • St Paul's (Whitechapel) Church of England
  • St Paul’s with St Luke’s Church of England
  • St Peter’s London Docks Church of England
  • St Saviour’s Church of England
  • Stepney Greencoat Church of England

Further information