Is your child due to start school in September 2023?
If your child was born between 1 September 2018 and 31 August 2019, they can start school in September, and you should have applied for their place by Friday 15 January.
If you missed the memo, don’t panic, there is still time and you can apply by visiting
It’s important to know that getting your child a place at school is not an automatic process, so you still have to apply, even if they are already at a school nursery or they have a brother or sister at that school.
If you need to apply, head to the school admissions page now. You can also check out this video to help you through the process.
If you have a child in Year Six, you need to apply for a secondary school place for them. The closing date for this is the 31st October.
You should have received a 'Quick Guide' Leaflet about the application process although this can also be downloaded by clicking on the link below. If you would like more detailed information, the full version of the LBBD Moving to Secondary School admissions booklet is also available below.
For more information about the London Borough of Barking and Dagenham's admissions procedures please visit their website by clicking here. If you need to contact the LBBD school admissions team you can phone them on 020 8215 3004 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Please see below for a map of our schools in Barking and Dagenham.