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Admissions to Reception - September 2024

The policy and arrangements for admission to Wellington Primary School are set out by the Local Authority. Click here to download a copy of 'Starting Primary School in Tower Hamlets 2024'. To visit the Tower Hamlets Primary admissions page, click here.

Pupils usually start primary school in the September following their fourth birthday. If your child was born between 1st September 2019 and 31st August 2020, they will start Reception in September 2023.

You must make an online application for a reception place, even if your child is already attending the school's nursery.

You must apply via the e-admissions portal. For a guide to using the portal click here.

The closing date for making applications is 15th January 2024.


All parents that apply for a Reception school place by 15th January 2024 will be sent a letter with the outcome of their application on 16th April 2024. An email will also be sent after 5pm on 16th October 2024.

Applying online for your child's reception place is a simple process and you can easily make changes to your application up until the closing date.

For help and support contact the school office or attend one of the sessions run by the Pupil Services Team and Transitions Team, see above.

You can also contact:

Tower Hamlets School Admissions Service
020 7364 5006

Tower Hamlets Transitions Support Team
020 7364 1533

You must apply online, please visit the eadmissions portal.

You can apply online from 1st September 2023.  

The deadline for applications is 15th January 2024.