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 2016 and 31 August 2017 are due to start the first year of primary school (reception class) in September 2021.
All applications should have been made through your local council from September 2020. The deadline for applications will be January 2021 (TBC).
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. You can phone the Admissions Section Monday-Friday 9am-12pm noon or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org. You can apply online at www.eadmissions.org.uk.
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 2021. 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 2021 (date TBC). 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 a place at a preferred school for admission to Reception/Year 7/Yr 12 in September 2021 will be heard in line with the School Admissions Appeals Code (2012). Appeals panel hearings will take place within 40 school days of the deadline for submitting appeals and parents/carers will be notified of their appeal date by the independent appeal panel clerk.
Due to COVID-19 restrictions it may not be possible to hold appeal panel hearings in the usual way this year. The Department for Education has now issued revised guidelines for Admissions Authorities on how appeals should be dealt with. Appeals will be heard during May/June/July; all appellants will be contacted by the independent appeals clerk to explain the process, which will be the same for all Ark schools.
Deadline for lodging an appeal: 17th May 2021.
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 about infant class size appeals, and click here for the primary appeal form. . guidance on infant class size appeals
Please contact us at Ark Byron if you need a paper form.
If you would like help in understanding the admissions process please contact us on email@example.com
We sometimes have pupils leaving us during the year in different year groups. Please see our Admissions policy above and email us if you are interested in a place at the school.