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Admission to primary schools 2016/17.

Offers of Reception places for September 2016 are being sent to parents on Monday 18 April.

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 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 includes 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 contains details of how to place your child's name on a waiting list.

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. You must lodge your appeal with the admission authority for the school. Check the list in related downloads to see the admission authority for each school and contact Academies and voluntary aided schools direct for an application form.

The closing date for the receipt of appeals for Reception places in community and voluntary controlled schools is Friday 20 May. 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. The appeal application form is in related downloads or you can ask the School Admissions Team for a copy.

If you appeal, it does not affect the offer already made and you are advised to accept the current offer so that your child has a definite place if the appeal is unsuccessful.

If your child will be five years old between 1 September 2016 and 31 August 2017, you live in Bexley and you have not yet applied for a place, you should do so as soon as possible. You must apply on a paper form. You can download the 'Admission to Primary Schools in Bexley 2016' booklet from related downloads and you can get paper copies of the form and the booklet from primary schools and Council Offices. You must enclose a copy of your Council Tax Bill and evidence of your child's date of birth.