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Sir John Heron Primary School

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Transition from an Infant School

Infant to junior school transition


Children born from 1 September 2016 and 31 August 2017 who attend an infant school, will need to apply for a Year 3 place in a junior or primary school for September 2024.  This does not apply to children who already attend a primary school unless their parent/carer wants to change their child’s school for September 2024.


National closing date for on time junior applications 15 January 2024


National offer date for on time junior applicants 16 April 2024


All junior school (or Year 3 in a primary school) applications for 2024 entry must be made through the family’s home local authority.​


For children living in Newham, families must apply via the London Borough of Newham. 


For children living outside Newham, whose family wants them to attend this school, their application must be made through their home borough naming this school as a preference on their application.


Remember, parents/carers with children on roll in a Year 2 class of an infant school must apply for a junior place in this school, even if the child:

  • Has a brother or sister who attends this school.


Before submitting a junior school application we strongly recommend all families read the autumn 2024 edition of the local authorities 'We are going to school' booklet and find out information about the school you are interested in.

Information about the infant school to junior school transition process for September 2024 entry:


London Borough of Newham’s Determined Arrangements for September 2024  


Link to Pan London eAdmissions portal – opens 1 September 2023 for September 2024 applications


Guidance on creating an eAdmissions account and applying:

Pan London Co-ordinated Scheme 


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