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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

01/09/2020 - 31/08/2021

Start Reception September 2024

01/09/2021 - 31/08/2022

Start Reception September 2025


If your child is born between 1st September 2020 and 31st August 2021 your child will start school in September 2024.


The closing date for Reception 2023 applications is 15th January 2024.


School Tours

Edward Pauling Primary School offers tours of school to new Reception Parents. These will take place at 10am on the following dates:-

11th October, 20th October, 1st November, 10th November, 15th November, 24th November, 29th November, 8th December, 12th January 2024.

Please contact the school on telephone number 0208 831 0841 to book a tour of school. 


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

  • 1 September 2023 – applications open.
  • 15 January 2024    – closing date for applications for Reception class and Year 3 entry to Junior                                        schools.
  • 16 April 2024         – National Offer Day.  
  • 30 April 2024         – last date to respond to your school offer online.


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


Email: admissions@hounslow.gov.uk

Tel: 020 8583 2711

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.

In addition to the 15 hour sessions we also offer a limited number of places for 30 hours free child care for eligible pupils.


If your child was born between 1st September 2019 and 31st August 2020 they can be admitted to a Nursery Class in September 2023.


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 2023 admissions below.  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 2023 - Nursery applications open- complete forms and return directly to the schools you wish to apply for.
  • 10th March 2023 - Closing date for applications.
  •  5th May 2023 - Offer Day- you will receive a letter from the Headteacher of the schools you applied for. 
  • 19th May 2023 - This is the deadline to return your acceptance slip for the Nursery place offered.


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