Wykeham Primary School

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Admission Procedure

As a maintained community school, all admissions for Reception through to Year 6 are made to the Local Authority - Brent Council. All parents or carers who wish to apply for a school place for their child at anytime in the year, need to submit an application to Brent Council. The council will liaise with you directly about a school place and will contact you with the outcome of your application. Please visit  www.brent.gov.uk/admissions  to complete an online application. 


Brent Council have heard Admission Appeals from several parents who stated they were not aware that they needed to make an application until after the offer date. There have been a number of cases where parents who already had a another child in the school did not apply and therefore did not secure a place for an additional child. The pressure on places means that late applications will most probably miss out on a place at your chosen school, leading to distress, and more appeals. We advice all parents to be aware of the deadlines as displayed on the Brent admissions website listed above.


Parents with Pupils in Year 6 applying for a Secondary School Place

 If your child is starting secondary school in September 2023, and was born between 1st September 2011 and 31st August 2012, you will need to apply for a school place  before 31st October 2022. Please visit Brent Council website admissions page for a list of secondary school open dates or contact the secondary school directly. You are strongly encouraged to check Brent's website and/or each school's website for the latest information about their open events before going to the school. 


Reception Admission 2023

If your child is starting Reception in September 2023, and was born between 1st September 2018 and 31st August 2019, you will need to apply for a school place before 15th January 2023.  All parents whose child has a place in our Nursery (September 2022) must also apply for a reception place via Brent Council for September 2023. There is no automatic transfer from our Nursery to Reception. Please visit the Brent admissions webpage listed above. 


Nursery Admissions

Parents applying for a place at Wykeham Primary School Nursery for this academic year (September 2022 - July 2023) need to apply directly to the school. Places are allocated using the criteria stated by Brent Council. Application forms are now available from the School Office for any child that is due to start pre-school education.

Pre-school places are available for children who are in the target age group i.e. who were born on or between 1st September 2018 and 31st August 2019. Please feel free to contact the School Office if you require any further information. 

Admission to the Nursery does not guarantee a full-time place with the school. A separate application for a place in Reception needs to be made to Brent Council as detailed below.


If you intend for your child to start Nursery in September 2023, and was born between 1st September 2019 and 31st August 2020, please apply directly to the school before 15th January 2023.