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Bishop Winnington-Ingram

CofE Primary School

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If you would like your child to attend our school, please see full details of our admission arrangements below.

Admissions Overview

BWI is a two form entry Church of England Primary School with an agreed admission level for each year group of 60 children.  From September 2019, 30 children will be admitted into Reception each year.  We welcome applications from families of all faiths and no faith, who wish their children to be educated in a school which offers a religious, educational and pastoral environment.

BWI admits children into Rainbows (the BWI Nursery) when they are approximately 3 1/2 years old, where they attend a three hour session each day (15 hours a week) for approximately 1 year, until they are eligible to enter full-time school (Reception).  Please see information below regarding eligibility for 30 hours free Nursery childcare.

Admission to full time education at Reception level is September of the academic year (1st September to the 31st August) in which your child turns five. Applications for admission are made via your Local Authority’s admissions procedure as outlined below.

From 1st September 2013, Admissions to the school other than the Reception September intake (In-Year Admissions) can be made directly through our School or via your Local Authority.

All parents are encouraged to look around the school before submitting their applications. Individual tours conducted by the pupils and the Head Teacher can be arranged by contacting the School Office on 01895 633520.

There is also a Before & After School Club which caters for parents who need to drop their children off earlier or pick them up later than school times. Details can be found in Before and After School on the Parents tab.

We also provide Wrap Around Care for our Nursery pupils (7.40am to 6.00pm available in three sessions according to individual requirements) until they enter school full time.



1. Nursery

2. Reception

3. In Year

4. Faith


1. Nursery Applications

Applications for all Nursery admissions, are dealt with by BWI Admissions Committee through the School Office.  Parents should therefore either apply direct to the School Office for the relevant application form, or download it from the link below.  Decisions on the application will be notified directly by the school to the applicant’s parents/carers.  Please use the following links to -


Nursery Admission/Oversubscription Criteria

New Entitlement to 30 Hours Free Childcare

From September 2017, eligible parents will be able to get an additional 15 hours free childcare, bringing the total number of free hours to 30 a week for Nursery children aged 3 and 4 years.

To qualify:

  • Both parents are in work
  • Single/sole parent is in work
  • Be employed or self-employed
  • Each parent earns less than 100,000.00 per year
  • One parent works and one is on specific disability or caring benefits
  • Parent/s work/s for at least 16 hours or on zero hour contract/s

A joint online application system will provide simple and straightforward access to register on the scheme. Checking of eligibility will be undertaken by Her Majesty's Revenue and Customs (HMRC).


Bishop Winnington-Ingram CE Primary School will be offering a number 

of 30 hour free childcare places to BWI Nursery pupils.

This would be 15 hours free Nursery childcare in addition to the existing Nursery universal entitlement of 15 hours. The 30 hours will be offered from 9.00am until 3.00pm, and places will be allocated on a first come first served basis.


Please take a moment to look at the eligibility criteria

and visit www.childcarechoices.gov.uk to register your interest and find further information.

2. Entry into full time education at Reception level

BWI is a Voluntary Aided School and participates in the Admissions scheme run by Hillingdon Local Education Authority (LEA), and we welcome applications from families of all faiths.

Admission to full time education at Reception level is September of the academic year (1st September to 31st August) in which your child turns five.  Parents can apply for a place in Reception for this academic year via their Local Authority.  Information is available from the Civic Centre, any primary school or online, in the previous September for the following year's full time September Intake.

Applications should be made online in accordance with the dates published by the Local Authority. If you do not have access to the Internet, please contact your Civic Centre or any Primary School for more information.

Please note that the order in which schools are listed on your application form will be taken into account by the Local Authority when deciding from which school an offer of a place will be made.

 Please note that if you are applying for a place under our Faith criteria, a completed Clergy Reference Form must be returned to BWI by the closing date, as detailed on the Local Authority's website.

The LEA will send to parents, the results of their application , accompanied where possible by a provisional offer of a place at one of the schools for which they have applied.

More information, including online applications, on Starting Primary School is available at www.hillingdon.gov.uk/schools.

If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact Mrs Westbrook, Headteacher or Chair of Admissions Committee through the School Office. (See "Contact details" on the "About Us" page).

Admission Appeals 2018-2019

Parents have the right to appeal if their child is not offered a place at Bishop Winnington-Ingram Church  of England Primary School. 

If you wish to appeal because your child was not allocated a place in Reception for the 2018-2019 school year, you will need to notify the Clerk to the Governing Body, and send in all supporting paperwork, by 16th May 2018. You will then be notified when to attend your appeal hearing. 

If any appeals are received after this date, there is no guarantee that the school will hear the appeal before the end of term. 

For further information, please see the Appeals Leaflet for Parents.

Hillingdon Admission Appeals Guidance for Parents

Application Form for In-Year Admissions

3. In-Year Admissions:

(i.e. Applications for admission to year groups other than Reception and for Reception outside the normal time table of application).  Note: Nursery applications are all handled directly by the school as described above.

From 1st September 2013, you can choose to apply for an In-Year Admission place directly through BWI School or via your Local Authority.  Applications made direct to BWI School may be processed more quickly than via your Local Authority.

When applying directly through BWI School, parents/carers will be required to complete an Application Form available on this website or the School Office.  Please contact the School Office if you require more information or have any questions.

When applying via your Local Authority, parents/carers will be required to complete a Common Application Form from their Home Local Authority and should nominate Bishop Winnington-Ingram CE Primary School in their choice of schools.  Please note that the order in which the schools are named will be taken into account in establishing the school from which the offer of a place will be made.

If you are applying to BWI School on the basis of your faith, you will be required to complete and return a supplementary Clergy Reference Form obtainable either direct from the School Office or from this website so that the Governing Body may confirm your eligibility under our faith criteria.


If a place is available and there is no waiting list for the relevant year group, then BWI School, if you have applied directly, or your Local Authority, will communicate the Governing Body’s offer of a place at BWI to you.

If there are no places available at the time of application, the school will write to you with this information and advise your Local Authority.

If you are not offered a place you may ask BWI School for the reasons why a place has not been offered and you will be informed of how to exercise your right of appeal.  You will also be offered the opportunity of being placed on our waiting list for the year group, for which you have applied.  This waiting list will be maintained by the Governing Body with the applicants listed in the order of our published Admissions/Oversubscription Criteria and not in the order in which the applications are received.  Every year in March, the school will write to every parent/carer with a child on the waiting list asking if they wish that the child’s name should remain on the waiting list. When a place becomes available, the School will inform the parent/carer that an offer is being made on behalf of BWI's Governing body and advise the Local Authority.

4. Faith Applications

BWI is a Church of England Primary School and welcomes applications from families of the Christian faith, other faiths and no faith, who wish their children to participate in the ethos of this Church School.

 If you wish to support your application by a declaration of active participation in a religious organisation, please download a Clergy Reference Form from the link below or collect one from the School Office and after completion, return it to the school by the date for the return of the Application Form.