Admissions to The Aldgate School

Finding the right school for your child is a difficult decision. There are many sources of information available to assist you. You can find out more information about admissions arrangements to maintained schools on the local authority website. 

​You can also get in touch with the school at any time if you would like more information. Simply call Claire Bush- our Admissions, Attendance and Welfare Assistant in the school office if you would like to ask any questions  or email   
Miss A Allan: Headteacher Ms Claire Bush: Admissions Officer

Open Mornings

We are pleased to announce that we have a number of open mornings scheduled over the next couple of months and we love for you to come and visit us. If you are unable to make any of these dates, give the office a call and we will try to arrange an alternative for you.
  • 4th November 10am until 11am
  • 8th November 10am until 11am
  • 29th November 10am until 11am
  • 9th December 10am until 11am
We hope you will be able to find much of the information you need about our school from our website. We have also posted a couple of videos for you to watch and get a feel for what we are like.
You can download the slides we show at the Open Day here and learn a little more about the school. 
Please note, if your child is in Nursery, they MUST apply for a place in Reception. Children do not automatically transfer from Investigators to Inventors. 

Admission to the Child and Family Centre

Our Children's Centre and School have different admissions policies. It is important you read them carefully because admission to the Children's Centre for a childcare place or Nursery place does not guarantee admission to the school in your child's Reception year. 

School admissions policy for September 2023 and in year admissions for 2022-23 academic year

Nursery Admissions

The application forms for Nursery Admission are out now.  This will be for children born between 1st September 2016 -31st August 2017. The deadline for applications to be made is 15th January 2022, the same as for Reception. We have various places in our Nursery- some City of London places for workers and residents and governors places. You can find out more by downloading the policy below. 
For entry to the Nursery class from September 2020, there is a new admissions policy. 

Reception Admissions 

If you live in the City of London and your child was born between 1 September 2017 and 31 August 2018, they will move on to primary school in September 2022. You will need to submit a completed common application form directly to your Local Authority  by 15th January.
The process for applying for a primary school place is joined up across all 33 London local authorities. This means that you only use one application form to apply for up to six schools regardless of where the schools are located. 

You can apply online by using the eAdmissions website, which opens for applications in September and is accessible right up until midnight on 15 January. You can also apply in writing by requesting a paper form from the City of London Schools Admissions Service by calling 020 7332 1750.

You may also need to  complete a supplementary information form if you are applying to The Aldgate School. 

In-year Application Form

If you are applying for a place at The Aldgate School during the school year or to join a different year group, you will need to complete an online in year application form. Please follow the link below. Supplementary forms must be completed if you meet Criteria 2, 3 and 4 and returned to the school office.

In Year Admissions Link

Our Admission Priority Area

The school is located on the eastern edge of the City of London. We operate an admissions priority area. To find out whether your home is inside the priority download our helpful maps or email


If you have not been offered a school place at The Aldgate School in Reception, you are entitled to appeal against that decision to an Independent Appeal Panel.  There is no right of appeal for places in our Nursery. Please include any evidence or supporting material with your appeal at the time the appeal is lodged.

We offer information and advice to parents about the secondary school application process. We hold regular meetings in Years 4 to 6 to assist with the transfer process. 

Secondary School