George Eliot Primary School

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School tour for prospective parents and carers take place regularly. If you would like to book a space on the tour, please contact our school office.

If you would like your child to attend our school, please see full details of our admission arrangements below. 


Applying for a place in our Nursery class


Our nursery has 26 places and in September 2024 we will be offering the 30 free hours to eligible families and full-time places with a top up fee to those who would prefer a full time nursery place but are not eligible under the new 30 hours scheme. To check your eligibility for 30 hours funding, please click on the link below:


Full time from 8.45am – 3.10pm


When and how do I apply?


We accept applications once your child is two years old. To apply for a nursery class place at George Eliot, you will need to apply directly to the school as we manage the admissions for our nursery. Please click below to download the application form. Please return the completed form to the school office.


We accept applications throughout the year for children who have already turned 3 and would like to start during the academic year.  


The closing date for applications to start in September 2023 is 19th April 2024. The outcome of applications will be received shortly after this date.


Any applications received after this will be reviewed after the first round of places have been offered.


When would my child start Nursery?


Children start in our Nursery in the term 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.

Please click on the document below for details of our Nursery Admissions Policy.

Can I visit the school?


Our prospective tours will take place throughout the year. 


To book a place on of the following dates please email Angelique:


Tuesday 6th February 2024 - 9.15am

Tuesday 19th March 2024 - 9.15am 

Wednesday 24th April 2024 - 9.15am


We are happy to answer any additional questions you may have to please speak to Angelique in our school office on 0207 722 2000 or contact our school office via email at 


When do I apply for a Reception place and when will I hear the outcome?

If your child will be five years old between 1st September 2024 and 31st August 2025 your application must be made by 15th January 2024. The national offer date is 16th April 2024. If you live outside of Westminster you must complete the form available from the borough within whose area you live.


If your child has an EHC Plan please click on the following link for detailed information on how to apply for a place at George Eliot.


When would my child start Reception?

Children born between 1st September 2019 and 31st August 2020 will start in Reception in September 2024.


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?


Westminster Residents

Please click here  and you will be taken to Westminster Council’s School Admissions page. To complete the online application form, click on the link


Camden Residents

Please click here

and you will be taken to Camden Councils School Admissions page. To complete the online application form, click on the link


In-year applications

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 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.


Relevant Links




We strongly advise you read Westminster’s Primary School Admission brochure or alternatively you may obtain a copy from the school.


Proof of address and date of birth

When offering a place, the school will also request evidence of your home address and child’s date of birth. Please note if you are not able to provide an acceptable proof of address your application may become invalid and the offer of a place withdrawn.


Acceptable forms of proof are:

  • a mortgage/rent statement
  • recent utility bill

  • Child benefit or Inland Revenue documents


Photocopies are not acceptable.

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