We are moving!

Counting down to the move from temporary accommodation within Ark Priory Primary Academy to our own new building on the Vale:  5 months to go!

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 2017 entry

Admissions for Reception this year are now closed.  The deadline was 15th January 2017.  The offer date is 18th April 2017.


Admissions for September 2018

Admissions for September 2018 will start later this year.  All applications should be made through your local council.  If you live in Ealing borough, for the latest information and advice on applying to a primary school, please visit the council's website: www.ealing.gov.uk/admissions.

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 is taken to the site of the new Byron building on the Vale).

If you would like help in understanding the admissions process please contact us on info@arkbyron.org.

PDF iconArk Byron Admission Policy 2016-17

PDF iconArk Byron Admission Policy 2017-18

PDF iconArk Byron Admission Policy 2018-19


Ark Network Appeals Timetable

September 2017 entry

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

  Offer date Deadline for lodging an appeal
Primary 17th April 2017 20th May 2017
    after 20th May 2017 (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 admissions@arkonline.org or the academy if you need a paper form.