When would my child start Nursery?
Children start in our Nursery in the September after their 3rd birthday.
How does the school allocate Nursery places?
There may not be enough places in the Nursery class to take all the children who would like to attend. For Community Schools, such as George Eliot, where there are more applications than places, the school will allocate places in accordance to the published admissions criteria for Community and Maintained Nursery Schools. Please note that there is no automatic transfer from the Nursery Class to the Reception Class. There is a separate application procedure for Reception class places.
Can I visit the school?
We encourage you to visit the school before making an application. Throughout the Winter term, we hold a number of group visits which will be advertised on the website. These visits are for adults only and each group has a maximum of 10 families. We regret that we cannot arrange individual visits of the school.
Applying for a school place in our Reception Class
Parents must apply through the local council in which the child lives and complete the online application form on the eAdmissions website.
Under the Pan-London Co-ordinated Admissions System (PLCAS) all parents must list the schools they want to apply for, ranking them in order of preference. This is important, as potentially only one offer will be made and this will be from the highest ranked school able to make the offer. The Council will co-ordinate the admissions process to ensure that no child receives more than one offer of a place at a London Primary School (the highest preference for which they are eligible). It is therefore very important to put your preferences in the right order.
Please click on the link below for information on how to apply for a school place if your child has special or additional needs.
How do I apply?
Please click here https://www.westminster.gov.uk/starting-primary-school and you will be taken to Westminster Council’s School Admissions page. To complete the online application form, click on the link https://www.eadmissions.org.uk/eAdmissions/app
Please click here https://www.camden.gov.uk/theme/fc-sw2/ccm/navigation/education/camden-schools/primary-schools/primary-admissions/
and you will be taken to Camden Councils School Admissions page. To complete the online application form, click on the link https://www.eadmissions.org.uk/eAdmissions/app
An in-year application is when you need to make an application to a school outside of the normal admissions round and at a time when your child should already be attending school. Please contact the Westminster Admissions Team https://www.westminster.gov.uk/in-year-school-admissions to make an in-year application.
Secondary School Applications
If your child is in Year 6 of primary school, he or she will be moving on to secondary school in September.
The national closing date for applications is end October and the national offer date is at the start of March.
We strongly advise you read Westminster’s Primary School Admission brochure or alternatively you may obtain a copy from the school.