How to apply for a place

This page is about how to apply to send your children to Judith Kerr Primary School. If you want to find out about our admissions policy, please read our admission rules here. If your child is starting in Reception in September 2021, please click here for a virtual tour, or access our EYFS Presentation here.


Each September we will admit 50 children into the Reception year.  (From September 2021, our policy will be to admit 56 children.)

We also currently have a small number of vacancies in other year groups and are able to fill these during the year. The school controls its own in-year admissions, so if you are interested in finding out more about moving your child to JKPS, please contact us.

The main routes to apply for a place at Judith Kerr Primary School are set out below. For a full description of all the permutations, please consult our admissions process flowchart. Do contact us if you need any further information.

Open days for parents of children starting school in 2021

Due to Covid19 and in line with Government guidance, we will not be holding any open days in the Autumn Term. Instead, we have created a virtual school tour. You can also visit the EYFS page for a virtual tour of our Reception classes. Alternatively, you can find out more about applying for a place below.

Applying for a place in the normal annual intake

Entry into Reception in September. Each year we will offer 56 places in Reception and parents will apply through the regular local authority channels, using the usual preference system. If you wish to apply, you must create and use an account with the London-wide eAdmissions system. This co-ordinates school applications across all London boroughs and Judith Kerr Primary School is part of this system.

If you have a child who is due to start school, your local authority will write to you in good time to remind you to apply for a place. The deadline for applications through eAdmissions is the 15 January before your child is due to start at school. The school does not require any Supplementary Information Form or “SIF”.

We will hold open days in the autumn term for the follow year’s admissions: please see above for details. If you are interested in applying for a place and unable to make an open day, please contact us during term time and arrange a visit.

Please note that we are strongly oversubscribed, and that it is important for you to name us as your first choice if you want to maximise your chances of receiving an offer.

If you do not receive an offer in the first round(s) of the admissions process, first of all, don’t despair! You should, however, make sure that you join our waiting list, otherwise you may not be considered for a place later in the admissions process.

Depending where you live, you may need to contact your local authority to confirm your place on our waiting list. We strongly advise you to contact the school as well, so that we can make sure your application is correctly processed.

Entry into school mid-year

We have vacancies in all year groups from time to time. If a vacancy arises we can either fill it immediately or, if there is a waiting list for that class, will make an offer according to our admissions rules. NOTE: the school is its own admissions authority and only the school is able to say whether there is a vacancy in any class. The local council does not have this information.

Please contact us directly with your child’s name and date of birth, together with your address and contact details. We will then deal with your application and tell you what else you need to do to take up a place.

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