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Hanover Primary School

Admissions

Places are offered in line with Islington Council’s determined admissions arrangements for community schools.

Nursery Admissions

We appoint places in the Nursery based upon Islington’s guidelines and application process. You can read and download this guidance by clicking here. Once you have read this information, applications are made through the school, so please contact the office for an application form.

At Hanover, we offer places to children in the September after they have turned three, and do not have provision to offer places to two-year olds at present.

  • The deadline for applications for places in September 2023 will be Friday 26th March 2023
  • If you are offered a place at Hanover nursery, you will be advised in writing no later than 30 April 2023

Islington provide free school meals to all maintained nursery and primary school pupils.  If your child receives a place at Hanover nursery; please ensure you register your child for free school meals on the portal.  All siblings need to be registered separately.  Further information on how to register on the portal can be found here.

NB: A place in the nursery does not guarantee a place in the school as this has a different admission policy.

Reception or Years 1-6 Admissions - September start

For children starting in Reception or years 1-6, Please click here to find out how admission works.  Admission for these year groups is managed by Islington, and parents and carers should apply through the council. We are happy to speak to prospective parents and carers about the process, and welcome visits through our open mornings. Please contact the office for more information.

Islington provide free school meals to all maintained nursery and primary school pupils.  If your child receives a place at Hanover; please ensure you register your child for free school meals on the portal.  All siblings need to be registered separately.  Further information on how to register on the portal can be found here.

Key Dates - September 2023 entry

September 2022 Applications open 1st September 2022-15th January 2023
12th January 2023 Recommended application return date:  submit your online application by this date. If you miss the deadline, your application will not be processed until after all on time applications.
15th January 2023 Application deadline: this is the final date for you to submit your application online. We strongly recommend that you submit your application by 12 January 2023.

15th January 2023

Exceptional social/medical application deadline: you must submit your application and supporting documentation by this date for it to be considered alongside all on time applications.
17th April 2023 Offer day: you will receive your result by email after 5pm. Your child will receive an offer of a place at one school (single offer).
2nd May 2023 Acceptance deadline: you must accept (or decline) your school place by this date. You can do this online.
18th May 2023 Second round of offers: declined offers are redistributed to other applicants on the waiting list in strict criteria order. Many applicants will be offered one of their higher preferences. The redistribution of declined offers continues until September.
22nd May 2022 Appeal deadline: submit your online appeal for an Islington community school by this date.  Remember, you can still appeal even if you have accepted a place at a different school.
31st December 2023

Waiting Lists: Your child’s name will automatically be removed from all waiting lists. To add your child to a waiting list after this date, you will need to submit an in-year application.

Apply for a school place in-year

You need to use an Islington in-year admission online form to apply for a school place when you:

  • are new to the local area and need a school place – we welcome children and families from all boroughs
  • want a change of school
  • need to apply for a reception place but you moved to Islington after the closing date

You can apply at any time.

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