In-Year Admissions

In-year admissions is the term used when a child is looking for a school place during the academic year. Applications for in-year admission are usually made when you have moved to or moved house within Waltham Forest and need a new school place for your child as a result of that house move. You need to fill in an in-year common application form if your child is out of school and of school age, or if you want your child to move from one school to another within the same year group.

To complete an iCAF form please follow the link below:


Transferring schools for reasons other than a house move


It is extremely important that a child has continuity in their education. For this reason, Waltham Forest Council strongly discourages unnecessary transfers between schools. If your child is already attending a school, but you feel that a move would be in their best interests, you should discuss your reasons for this with your child’s current school. It is important that you try to resolve any difficulties by working with the school, rather than requesting a transfer. If you still want to apply for a school transfer then you can fill in an in-year common application form. You will need to provide your reasons for requesting a change of school and set out what you have done to try to resolve the issues with the current school.


Transfers from home education or alternative educational provision


If your child is being educated at home and you now wish them to be considered for a mainstream school, you must also complete an in-year common application form. Children attending alternative education provision who are ready to attend a mainstream school are normally placed through Waltham Forest’s Fair Access Protocol. This ensures that the amount of time any child is out of school is kept to a minimum.



Davies Lane Primary School,

Davies Lane,



E11 3DR




Main Telephone:

020 8539 2466



020 8523 3230


Chief Executive - Maureen Okoye

Executive Principal – Jason Cook

Head of School – Bronwen Chalmers





School hours

Office Hours

8.00am - 4.30pm