Key dates in January 2024

Key events and national days aimed at education professionals in Waltham Forest.

Wednesday 1 January

New Years Day

New Years Day 

Monday 8 January

Start of spring term

Start of the school spring term. 

Monday 15 January

Reception closing date for 2024 applications

Admissions key date.

Wednesday 17 January

Schools Forum Meeting

The Schools Forum is administered by the local authority. The forum runs consultations and makes decisions on how some of the schools funding is distributed.

Wednesday 17 January

Careers Network Meeting

For Secondary Schools and Colleges

This network is for careers staff working in Waltham Forest secondary schools and colleges who lead on or deliver Careers education, information, advice & guidance.

The network meetings provide an opportunity for practitioners and leaders to:

  • Get national and regional updates from the Local London Careers Hub East.
  • Network and share practice with other colleagues from Waltham Forest
  • Discuss approaches to delivering careers education

Online via MS Teams - 3.30pm to 4.15pm

Contact Lisa Charlton

Thursday 18 January

Spring Census date

School Census is a termly return from all state-funded primary, secondary, special and PRUs. The DfE uses the data from the return to inform school budgets.

Monday 22 January

School Organisation Admissions Board

The School Organisation and Admissions Board (SOAB) is a discretionary board that provides support to the council in its statutory obligation to provide sufficient school places for all children within its geographical areas.

Tuesday 23 December

School Business Manager Network Meeting

The WF School Business Managers Network meets every six weeks and provides free guidance and training to school business professionals in maintained schools.

Saturday 27 December

Holocaust Memorial Day

A day dedicated to remembering the victims of the Holocaust and other genocides. Reflect, educate, and raise awareness about the consequences of discrimination, hatred, and prejudice.