Berkeley Academy Admissions
Berkeley Academy is its own admissions authority and adheres to the national 'School Admissions Code'. Hounslow Council coordinates the admission of all children to reception year for all schools and academies in its area. At present, Berkeley Academy manages its own admissions to nursery but in 2018/19 commissions Hounslow Council to manage all other admissions (i.e. to other year groups and mid year admissions).
Applications for Nursery Places from September 2019 opened on 1 January 2019
Berkeley Academy has two nursery classes (AM or PM). Children can take up a free,15-hour place in a school nursery in the September after their third birthday. They can’t be admitted before the school year in which they reach the age of four.
If your child was born was born between 1 September 2015 and 31 August 2016 they can start in the nursery class of a school in September 2019.
How to apply for a nursery place
Applications opened on 1 January 2019. You will need to apply directly to the academy by the closing date of 3 May 2019.
You can download the nursery application form here:
or collect a form from the academy at the end of a school day.
Your application must go directly to the academy, either by hand at the end of a school day or by post to 'Nursery Admissions, Berkeley Academy, Cranford Lane, Heston. TW5 9HQ'
How to apply for a place (i.e. starting in reception in September 2019) at Berkeley Academy
Hounslow Council coordinates the admission of all children to reception year for all schools and academies in its area.
When can my child start school?
Date of birth
Start or transfer
01/09/2014 - 31/08/2015
Start reception September 2019
|1 Sep 2018 – 15 Jan 2019|
01/09/2015 - 31/08/2016
Start reception September 2020
|1 Sep 2019 – 15 Jan 2020|
01/09/2016 - 31/08/2017
Start reception September 2021
|1 Sep 2020 – 15 Jan 2021|
If your child is born between 1 September 2014 and 31 August 2015 your child will start school in September 2019.
Click here to apply online using e-Admissions
Before making your application:
- Read Hounslow's ‘Starting School in Hounslow’ brochure.
- Check how reception places were allocated last year.
- Read the eAdmissions guidance leaflet
If you do not live in the London Borough of Hounslow, you will need to apply through your own council.
Admission Drop in Sessions
If you need support with your application, you can come to one of our drop-in sessions at the Civic Centre, Lampton Road, Hounslow, TW3 4DN.
Submitting a late application greatly reduces your chance of getting a place at one of your preferred schools. Late applications will be processed after the first allocation of places to on-time applicants on 16 April 2019.
1 September 2018 – application system opens.
3 October 2018 – 09 January 2019 – drop-in session every Wednesday from 10am - 2pm at the Civic Centre, Lampton Road, Hounslow, TW3 4DN.
21 November 2018 – information day for parents from 10am – 2pm at the Civic Centre, Lampton Road, Hounslow, TW3 4DN.
15 January 2019 – closing date for applications for reception class and Year 3 entry to Junior schools.
16 April 2019 – National Offer Day.
30 April 2019 – last day to accept or not accept the school place offered.
Contact details for reception admissions:
School Admissions Team
TW3 4DN Telephone: 020 8583 2711
All other admissions (including 'In-Year')
Please contact the admissions team at the address above for the remainder of the 2018/2019 academic year.
Admissions Policy Consultation for 2020-21
Berkeley Academy is consulting on its proposed Admissions Policy for 2020-2021.
The consultation is for parents of children aged 2-18, other persons in the area who have an interest in the proposed arrangements, all other admissions authorities within the local area, the local authority and any adjoining neighbouring local authorities.
The consultation for 2020-2021 is now closed.
Any comments can be sent to firstname.lastname@example.org
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