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

Applications for September 2021 opened in September 2020.

Children born between 1 September 2017 and 31 August 2018 are due to start the first year of primary school (reception class) in September 2022.  

All applications should have been made through your local council from September 2021. The deadline for applications will be January 2022. 

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 can phone the Admissions Section Monday-Friday 9am-12pm noon or e-mail You can apply online at

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 2022.  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 19 April 2022.  If you apply online you will receive an email confirming the school that has been offered.  Offer letters are sent to paper applicants.

If you miss the deadline please contact Ealing's Admission service (if you live in Ealing borough) 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).


Admissions to Reception

Ark Network Appeals Timetable September 2021 entry

Appeals for children refused admission at a preferred school for entry into Reception, Year 7 or Yr 12 in September 2022 will be heard according to the regulations in the School Admission Appeals Code (2012).

The independent appeal panel clerk will notify parents/carers of the date of their appeal; appeal hearings will take place during May/June/July 2022.


Deadline for lodging an appeal: 18th May 2022.

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

If you wish to appeal for a place in Reception, please first read the guidance on infant class size appeals and click here for the primary appeal form.

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


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Ark Byron Admissions Policy 2023-24

Ark Byron Admissions Policy 2022-23

Ark Byron Admissions Policy 2021-22

Ark Byron Admissions Policy 2020-21

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