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School Admissions during COVID-19

How to contact the School Admissions team

Please be aware that the majority of the School Admissions Team are working from home.

If you have a query, please read our answers to frequently asked questions, as the information provided may resolve it for you.

Due to the high volume of emails the School Admissions Team continues to receive, we ask that you do not contact the team multiple times with the same query so that they can concentrate on their core duties.

If you do have an urgent query, please send an email to and include your telephone number. We will aim to respond to your query within 10 working days.
Thank you for your patience and understanding at this time.

School open events

Due to the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic, please note that schools may have changed their open events, therefore you are advised to check each school’s website for updated information in advance.

Selective schools (Grammar schools)

If your child is due to sit a grammar school test, it is important that you visit the school’s website for updated information on test arrangements. 

If your child sits a selective school test and the results are not available by the closing date 31 October 2020, you will be able to add or remove selective school preferences, and change the order of listed schools in your application, to a maximum of six preferences by 10 December 2020. All changes must be notified to your home local authority by email and not by submitting another online application via the eAdmissions website.

Important: if you are a resident in another borough, any changes to your application can only be made through your home local authority. Please contact your home local authority for further information and advice.

Updated: 19 October 2020