Applying for a school place
You must apply for a primary/infant school place for your child to start reception year.
- Applications for reception year places in September 2024 open on 1 September 2023.
- The national closing date for applications is 15 January 2024.
- The national offer date for on-time reception year applications is 16 April 2024.
If you are a Bromley resident, you need to make your application through London Borough of Bromley. You can name schools outside of Bromley on your application if you wish.
If you live outside of Bromley, you need to apply through the local authority where you live and can name Bromley schools on that application if you wish.
If you are looking to apply for a reception year place in the school year starting September 2023 you need to complete a paper application from. To obtain a form, please email email@example.com.
If your child is already at primary, infant or junior school, and you wish them to move to a different school you must apply as an in-year admission.
Making an application
Bromley strongly encourage families to apply online.
Please ensure that all required supporting documents are provided with your application to ensure that it can be processed without delay. Please see application terms and conditions for further information.
Bromley residents should apply online at http://www.eadmissions.org.uk/
There are various pieces of useful information and guidance videos available on the eAdmissions website to help you.
Bromley Admissions process all school applications for London Borough of Bromley residents. You cannot apply direct to schools. If you live outside the London Borough of Bromley, you must apply via your home local authority/council and you can include Bromley schools on your application.
You can download the applying for a primary school place 2024-25 booklet (PDF - 4.82 MB) for more information and advice.
Some schools may require you to complete an additional form called a Supplementary Information Form (SIF). These are clearly marked in the above booklet. SIFs are available from the relevant school and must be returned to the school by the closing date for applications. A SIF is not an application for a school place, and you must also apply for the school as detailed above.
If you have any questions regarding the primary admissions process, please feel free to email us and we will be happy to help you.
Children with an Education, Health, and Care Plan (EHCP)
If your child has an Education, Health and Care Plan, you must not apply through this admissions process. You will need to speak to your SEN caseworker at the council on 020 8313 4739 for advice on how to apply for primary, infant or junior schools.
Children with medical or social needs
In exceptional circumstances some schools have discretion to prioritise a child on the grounds of their or their family’s acute medical and social need for their first preference school only. Applications must have been made by 15 January 2024 using the registration form for consideration under medical or social needs.