Ark Byron Primary Academy is non-denominational and non-selective and will admit up to 60 reception pupils each year


Admissions for September 2020

Applications for Reception places in September 2019 have been submitted and the National Offer day is 16th April 2019. 

Children born between 1 September 2015 and 31 August 2016 are due to start the first year of primary school (reception class) in September 2020.  All applications should be made through your local council from September 2019. 

If you live in the Ealing borough, for the latest information and advice on applying to a primary school, please visit the council's website:

You must apply directly to the council that you are living in at the time of application, regardless of the borough which the school is in. The deadline for applying for primary school is in January 2020 (to be confirmed). Applications received after this date are late and will not be considered until after national offer day.

The national offer day for on-time applicants is in April 2020. If you apply online you will receive an email confirming the school that has been offered.

If you miss the deadline please contact Ealing's Admission service for guidance.

We encourage everybody to apply. When there are issues of over-subscription, it is our duty to prioritise children with a Statement of Special Educational Needs or Education Health and Care Plan. We will then offer places to children in the following order of priority:

  • Looked After Children and all previously Looked After Children
  • Children of staff at the school, where there is a demonstrable skill shortage.
  • Children who have a sibling who attends the academy.
  • Children of staff in the school, where there is no demonstrable skill shortage.
  • Distance measurement (distance from the child's home to the Byron building).

If you would like help in understanding the admissions process please contact us on

Ark Byron Admissions Policy 2020-21.pdf

PDF iconArk Byron Admission Policy 2018-19

Ark Byron Admission Policy 2019-20.pdf


Ark Network Appeals Timetable September 2020 entry

Appeals for children refused a place at a preferred school for admission to Reception in September 2020 will be heard in line with the School Admissions Appeals Code (2012).  

Offer Date: 16 April 2020.

Deadline for lodging an appeal: To be confirmed

On-time appeals will be heard within 40 school days of the deadline for submitting appeals. Appeals submitted after this date will be heard within 40 school days of the appeal deadline or 30 school days of being submitted, whichever is the later date.

Parents/carers will be notified of their appeal date by an external agency engaged by the Ark network.

Please read the guidance below about infant class size appeals .

Please contact us at Ark Byron if you need a paper form.

PDF iconguidance about infant class size appeals and follow this link to the primary appeal form