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Admissions to Edward Pauling Primary School



Primary school admissions

When can my child start school?

Date of birth

Start or transfer

01/09/2012 - 31/08/2013

Start reception September 2017

01/09/2013 - 31/08/2014

Start reception September 2018

01/09/2014 - 31/08/2015

Start reception September 2019


If your child is born between 1 September 2012 and 31 August 2013 your child will start school in September 2017.


You must apply online using eAdmissions. All applications must be submitted by the closing date of 15 January 2017

Please read our ‘Starting School in Hounslow’ brochure (Adobe PDF icon PDF Help, size 1538kb) before making your application. The brochure gives you full information on the application process

If you do not live in the London Borough of Hounslow, you will need to apply through your own council.  



Email: admissions@hounslow.gov.uk

Tel: 020 8583 2721


Late applications

Submitting a late application greatly reduces your child’s chance of obtaining a place at one of your preferred school.  If you miss the 15 January 2017 deadline, please contact us as soon as possible to request a late application. Late applications will be processed after the first allocation of places to on-time applicants on 18 April 2017.


Key dates

  • 1 September 2016 – application system opens

  • 23 November 2016 – general advice session for parents at the Civic Centre, Lampton Road, Hounslow, TW3 4DN 10am – 4.00pm

  • 15 January 2017 – closing date for applications for reception class and Year 3 entry to Junior schools..

  • 18 April 2017 – National Offer Day.

  • 2 May 2017 - last day to accept or not accept the school place offered






Nursery admissions


All Hounslow infant and primary schools have nursery classes. Children can take up a free, part-time place in these nurseries in the September after their third birthday, but cannot be admitted before the school year in which they reach the age of four.

If your child was born between 1 September 2013 and 31 August 2014 they can be admitted to a nursery class in September 2017.


Applying for nursery

Nursery admissions are managed by individual schools.

We advise all parents to read our starting Nursery class in a Hounslow school before making an application. Paper copies will also be available directly from Hounslow schools. Some schools require applicants to complete additional forms. Please contact each school to ensure you have completed all the required forms.

Education in a school nursery is not compulsory and it may not be possible for every child to secure a place in a school nursery. If your child already has a place at a private day nursery or playgroup, you may prefer to keep them there until they start reception in the following September.