Children will usually start nursery the September following their third birthday. However, it is possible for eligible children to access a funded nursery place from the beginning of the term after their third birthday.
All parents are entitled to 15 hours per week i.e. a part-time place. This starts from the first school term after their child’s third birthday and ends when the child reaches compulsory school age i.e. the term after their fifth birthday.
An additional free 15 hours per week i.e. a full-time place, will be available for families where both parents are working (or the sole parent is working). Typically each parent must earn at least the national minimum or living wage for 16 hours a week and less than £100,000 a year to be eligible. For more information on eligibility visit this childcare support page.
How to apply:
If your child was born between 1 September 2018 and 31 August 2019 and you would like a nursery place for September 2022, you must apply online via the eadmissions portal. The closing date is 16 February 2022.
For more information please see: Tower Hamlets Nursery admission
Pupils usually start primary school in the September following their fourth birthday. If your child was born between 1 September 2017 and 31 August 2018 this will be from September 2022.
You must complete an online application by 15 January 2022 through the E-admissions website.
You must make an online application for a reception place, even if your child is already attending the school’s nursery.
Find out more about primary school (reception) admission.
In-year admissions take place outside the normal admission period – for example, children who have recently moved to the area and do not have a school place.
If your child is out of school and you need a school place please contact Pupil Services.
Admission to Year 7 (secondary school)
If you live in Tower Hamlets and your child is in Year 6 (born between 1 September 2010 and 31 August 2011) you will need to make an online application via www.eadmissions.org.uk for them to transfer to secondary school in September 2022.
Closing date for making applications is 31 October 2021.
For more information about admission visit the secondary school admissions page.