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Admission to primary schools 2016/17

Offers of Reception places for September 2016 will be sent to parents who applied before the closing date on Monday 18 April 2016. If you applied after the closing date, you will be notified in May of the place offered. If your child will be five years old between 1 September 2016 and 31 August 2017 and you have not yet applied for a Reception place, please complete and return a paper application form to the School Admissions Team.

If you applied online, you will receive an email with details of the school offered during the evening of 18 April. If you applied online and are offered your first preference school, you will not receive a separate letter. If you applied online and are offered your second preference school or lower, you will receive a letter as well as the email. All parents who applied online can also accept or decline their offer online.

If you applied on a paper form, a letter will be posted to your home address by first class post on Monday 18 April. The letter will include an acceptance/decline form for you to return.

Offers should be accepted or declined by 2 May 2016. If you are not offered your first preference school, your letter will contain details of how to place your child's name on a waiting list and details of the admission authority for each primary school in Bexley for enquiries about why a place has not been offered and about appeals.

You have the right to appeal if you are not offered a place at one of the schools that you listed on your application form. The closing date for the receipt of appeals for Reception places in community and voluntary controlled schools is Friday 20 May 2016. Appeals submitted by that date will be heard in June or the first half of July, and you will be given at least 10 school days' notice of the appeal date. Your appeal will still be heard if you submit the form later than 20 May, but you may have to wait longer for a date for the appeal to be arranged.