We are moving!

We are counting down to the move from temporary accommodation within Ark Priory Primary Academy to our own new building on the Vale:  just a few weeks left to go!  We move in the week beginning 19th February 2018 and the school will be closed whilst we move.

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 2018

Children born between 1 September 2013 and 31 August 2014 are due to start the first year of primary school (reception class) in September 2018.  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: www.ealing.gov.uk/admissions

The deadline for 2018 Reception applications is 15th January 2018 (which is now passed) and the national offer day is 16th April 2018.  If you have missed 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 is taken from 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 2018-19


Ark Network Appeals Timetable

September 2018 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 2018 17th May 2018
    after 17th May 2018 (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.