To apply for a Nursery place at Selwyn Primary School please collect an application pack from the school office.


All admissions from Reception to Year 6 are managed by Waltham Forest Local Authority. For more information on how to apply for a place in these year groups please follow the link below.


Please note that the closing date for on time applications was the 15th January 2018. You can still apply for a place through Waltham Forest but your application will be processed after all the on time applications.





Selwyn Admissions Consultation December 2018


Consultation from 1st December 2018 to 31st January 2019



Proposed Changes to the Admissions Criteria for Selwyn Primary School from 1st September 2020.


Selwyn Primary School is consulting on the proposal to continue to adopt the Waltham Forest Admission Arrangements for its schools in Waltham Forest. The proposal is that the current admission arrangements remain unchanged  with the single exception of an amendment to the definition of Priority 3 - Siblings in the Waltham Forest Community and Voluntary Controlled School Admissions.


The proposal is to remove the following paragraph:-


‘For primary applications, children with a brother or sister on roll in Reception to Year 6 at the time of the proposed admission up to a distance of 0.5 miles from the school if the family has moved since the last sibling was offered a place’


The rationale for the proposed change is that there are a number of gaps on the school roll particularly in Years 3, 4 and 5 where elder sisters or brothers have been withdrawn from the school because a younger sibling has not been offered a place.  The reason for them not being offered a place is that a new place of residence is outside the half a mile catchment area.


The impact of the proposed change will be that children who have been at the school for a number of years will not be forced to leave part way through their primary school career and thereby have their education disrupted.


A copy of the full proposed admission arrangements is located on the school website HERE.


If you would like to make further comments and for the areas on which comments are sought, please contact


Please complete the survey regarding the proposed changes to the admissions policy  HERE    on the website.




Full proposed admission arrangements:















Selwyn Primary School

Cavendish Road,

Highams Park,


E4 9NG






Main Telephone:

020 8527 3814

Fax: 0208 523 3230


Chief Executive - Maureen Okoye

Executive Principal – Jason Cook

Head of School – Lisa Bogle



School hours

Office Hours

8.30am - 4.30pm