Admissions policy

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

Admissions for September 2019

Children born between 1 September 2014 and 31 August 2015 are due to start the first year of primary school (reception class) in September 2019.  All applications should be made through your local council. 

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 15 January 2019. 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 16 April 2019. If you apply online you will receive an email in the evening on 16 April 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

PDF iconArk Byron Admission Policy 2018-19

Ark Byron Admission Policy 2019-20.pdf


Ark Network Appeals Timetable

September 2019 entry

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

  Offer date Deadline for lodging an appeal
Primary 16th April 2019 17th May 2019
    after 17th May 2019 (late appeals)

‘On-time’ appeals will be heard within 40 school days of the deadline for lodging appeals. Appeals lodged after these dates will be heard within 40 school days of the appeal deadline or 30 school days of being lodged, whichever is the later date.

Mid-year appeals must be heard within 30 school days of receipt of the appeal.

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

Any additional evidence parents/carers wish to submit in support of their appeal must be sent to the external agency at least 5 working days before the hearing. Any evidence not submitted by this deadline may not be considered by the independent appeal panel.

Please read this PDF iconguidance about infant class size appeals and follow this link to the primary appeal form. Please contact or the academy if you need a paper form.