Applying for a place at Sybourn Primary School

Sybourn Primary School has 90 places available in Reception each year. These are free of charge and open to children of all backgrounds and abilities. For more information on the school's admission criteria, view our Admissions Policy.

Please see the Early Years section if you would like to apply for a nursery place.

To apply for a place, you must complete a Common Application Framework (CAF) either:
  • online via Waltham Forest eAdmissions 
  • on paper – you can obtain a form from Sycamore House, Waltham Forest Town Hall, Forest Road, Walthamstow E17 4JF.

If you’re applying for a place after the start of the school year (for example, changing schools), please contact the local authority.


Help with applying

Oversubscription criteria

If the number of preferences for the school is more than the number of places available, places will be allocated according to the school’s admission criteria. For more information, view our school Admissions Policy.

Admission arrangements for pupils with SEN or disabilities
Children with a statement of Special Educational Need that specifies the school as the placement school will be allocated a place through a separate procedure, in accordance with the Special Educational Needs Code of Practice.

Primary admissions for September 2018 intake
If your child was born between 1st September 2013 and 31st August 2014, they will be due to start Reception in September 2018. Even if your child currently attends a nursery attached to a school or has a sibling already at the school you must apply for a Reception place.

The application closing date is 15th January 2018.

If you have already applied for a place, you will:
  • offer day is 16th April
  • have until 30 April to accept or decline the offer
  • have until 14th May to appeal against an admission decision. For details of how to make an appeal, visit the Waltham Forest website.


Secondary School transfers within the borough

For more information on applying for a secondary school place, visit the Waltham Forest website where you can download the "Starting Secondary School" booklet.

Applying for secondary school place

To apply, you must complete a Common Application Framework (CAF) either:

Secondary admissions for September 2018 intake

If your child is currently in Year 6, they are due to start secondary school in September 2018. You must still apply for a secondary place for your child even if they attend an all-through school or have an older sibling at your preferred school.

The application deadline is 31st October 2017.

Outcome of applications

1st March is National Allocation Day so you can log on to the eAdmissions site from 5pm on that date to find out the results of your application or, if you submitted on paper, you will receive an offer letter, and you will have: 
  • until 15th March to accept or decline the offer 
  • until 29th March to appeal against an admission decision. For details of how to make an appeal, visit the Waltham Forest website.