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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

01/09/2014 - 31/08/2015

Start Reception September 2019

01/09/2015 - 31/08/2016

Start Reception September 2020


If your child is born between 1st September 2014 and 31st August 2015 your child will start school in September 2019.


The closing date for Reception 2019 applications is 15th January 2019.


School admissions for Edward Pauling Primary School, from Reception to Year 6, are managed by the London Borough of Hounslow. Please see the link below for further information.




Key dates for Reception 2019 applications

  • 1st September 2018 – application system opens.
  • 3rd October 2018 – 09 January 2019 – drop-in session every Wednesday from 10am - 2pm at the Civic Centre, Lampton Road, Hounslow, TW3 4DN.
  • 21st November 2018 – information day for parents from 10am – 2pm at the Civic Centre, Lampton Road, Hounslow, TW3 4DN.
  • 15th January 2019 – closing date for applications for reception class and Year 3 entry to Junior schools.
  • 16th April 2019 – National Offer Day.  
  • 30th April 2019 – last day to accept or not accept the school place offered.


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


If you have any queries please speak to Ms Gray in the School Office.


Email: admissions@hounslow.gov.uk

Tel: 020 8583 2721

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.

Some working families may be eligible to take up a free, full-time nursery place if the criteria set by HMRC is met. For further details or to check your eligibility, please click on the link below:



At Edward Pauling Primary School, we offer our Nursery pupils 15 hours free child care in either a morning or afternoon session.

From September 2019, our Nursery will provisionally offer 30 hours free child care for eligible pupils, depending on the number of applications received.

If you are interested in a full-time place for your child from September 2019, please contact the school office and speak to Ms Gray for further details.


If your child was born between 1st September 2015 and 31st August 2016 they can be admitted to a Nursery Class in September 2019.


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, please see the booklet for Nursery 2019 admissions below. Paper copies are also 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.


Please see below the Nursery application form for Edward Pauling Primary School. If you have any further questions please email Ms Gray at office@edwardpauling.hounslow.sch.uk


Please be aware, 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.


Key dates for Nursery admissions


  • 1st January 2019- Nursery applications open- Complete forms and return directly to the schools you wish to apply for.
  • 3rd May 2019- Closing date for applications.
  • 21st May 2019- Offer day- You will receive a letter from the Headteacher of the schools you applied for. 
  • 4th June 2019- This is the deadline to return your acceptance slip for the Nursery place offered.