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Admission Arrangements

Gifford Primary School is a four-form entry school; four classes per year Reception to Year 6 with 30 pupils in each class and a provision for Hearing Impaired

Read below admissions for either into our Nursery or Reception. For admission to our Hearing Impaired Provision, please click on the Key Information tab above and select ‘Hearing Impaired Provision’.

Nursery Admissions

In our Nursery, Gifford Primary offer 104 part-times places, 52 in the morning session and 52 in the afternoon session.

Children must be at least three years of age when they start nursery in either the September, January April intake. You can register your child on the waiting list for a nursery place once they are two years of age. Forms are available from the school office which is open between 8.00am and 4.30pm Monday to Friday. Completed forms must be accompanied by a copy of your child’s birth certificate and proof of address i.e. Council Tax or Tenants Agreement

Parents are notified when a place becomes available and invited to attend a meeting to discuss the curriculum and complete all of the relevant paperwork. The school offers only PART-TIME (15hrs per week) nursery places but does NOT offer school places.

In the result of our Nursery being oversubscribed your child will be on a waiting list until a place becomes available.

Reception Admissions

The Local Authority is responsible for deciding and administering the admissions policy for Gifford Primary school.

How to apply and information of the admission criteria for a primary school place, please click here.

If you have questions about your child’s application contact the Ealing Council Admissions department on 0208 825 5511 (open 9am -12noon only, Monday -Friday).

The school has 120 reception places each year.

Full details of the admissions process, applications timetable – read the primary school admissions prospectus

Parents 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 for the academic year 2019-2020  is 15th January 2020.

Attendance in our Nursery does not guarantee a place in Reception.

To apply for a ‘Reception’ place for your son/daughter please contact Ealing Council Admissions departments on: 0208 825 5511 (open 9am -12noon only, Monday – Friday) or apply online: www.eadmissions.org.uk/eAdmissions/app

Please do not hesitate to contact the school if you have any questions.

Our school telephone number is 0208 845 4661 or email on admin@gifford.ealing.sch.uk.

How to apply

Apply online via the eadmissions website  from the 1 September 2019.

In-year Admissions

Application for places in our school in the middle of the year, in the Reception class and years 1-6 is via an ‘In-Year Common Application Form processed by Ealing Admissions.

Non-Ealing residents wishing to apply for an Ealing primary school will need to do so via their own borough’s In-Year Common Application Form. Please click here for guidance and to apply with Ealing Admissions. To find out if the school has any spaces, please contact the Ealing School Admissions Team 0208 825 5511 (open 9am -12 only).

Pupil’s starting at Gifford in the middle of the year will have an introductory meeting with the head teacher. Parents are required to visit our school with their child as part of the admissions process. All new admissions are supported to ensure they feel welcomed and make friends easily.

Guide to Schooling

For more information about starting or are already attending a primary school in Ealing, this ‘Guide to Schooling’ booklet will help you understand the key features of the primary education system.

Transfer to Secondary School  

Children transfer from Gifford Primary school to a variety of local secondary schools.

In the autumn term of year 6, children and parents are invited to visit secondary schools, attend a local information meetings and complete the common application (CAF) ONLINE.

Applications must be made 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 high school is by the end of October month while the child is still in Year 6. Applications received after this date are classed as late and will not be considered until after national offer day, which is in March.

Before you apply for secondary school

Full details of the admissions process, applications timetable and Ealing schools – click here to read the high school admissions prospectus.


How to apply

Apply online via the eadmissions website  from the 1 September 2019.

Application for high school place must be made before the closing date: 31st October 2018

Post offer day guidance

Please read the high school offer guidance for information on what to do after offer day in the month of March while the child is still in Year 6.

If you do not have access to the internet or need help completing your application, please contact the school office on 0208 992 3144 or the schools admissions team at Ealing Council.

Tel: 020 8825 5522 (9am to midday)
Email: mainroundadmissions@ealing.gov.uk

Or write to:

Primary School Admissions
2nd Floor NE
Percevel House
14-16 Uxbridge Road
W5 2HL