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"In the Learning in Harmony Trust, we work in harmony to achieve excellence for all. We live and breathe our values and focus on doing things the right way, providing the perfect environment for all our children to flourish and succeed. And with a diverse range of schools in two contrasting locations, we offer a unique opportunity for professionals looking for a challenging and rewarding career in a supportive, creative and forward-thinking environment."
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Upton Cross Primary School


To help you in your choice of primary school please feel welcome to visit us. We are always happy to meet prospective parents however to make sure there is someone available, it is best to telephone the schools' admissions officer first. 

We accept names for the Nursery Class waiting lists from two years old however, we cannot guarantee a place. Nursery places are then allocated to children the term after their 3rd birthday. Parents are only contacted once a space becomes available.

Children start in a Reception Class during the year before they become five years old.

To download a Nursery application form, please click here.

Admissions for Reception up to Year 6

When applying for Upton Cross Primary School, you will be given the option to select either site. These are Upton Cross Primary School and Upton Cross Primary School - Kirton Road. 

The Governing Body of Upton Cross Primary School and the Learning In Harmony Trust, have adopted the Local Authority’s Determined Arrangements.

Determined Admission Arrangements - September 2021 - Click Here

Determined Admission Arrangements - September 2022 - Click Here

Further information -

Normal Admissions

If your child was born between 1st September 2016 and 31st august 2017, you will need to apply for a reception class place in an infant or primary school for September 2021. 

If your child lives in Newham you will need to apply via London Borough of Newham. But if your child lives outside Newham, but you want him or her to go to school in Newham, you will need to apply through the local authority in the borough you live in.

Remember, you must always apply for a place, even if your child:

·         Already attends the nursery of your preferred school


·         They have a brother or sister who attends the schools

Primary to Secondary Transfer for September 2021

Secondary school open days, open evenings and virtual tours

Reception Admission for September 2021 entry

For all children born from 1 September 2016 and 31 August 2017 inclusive, their parents/carers will need to apply for a reception class place in an infant or primary school for September 2021 entry.  

Starting Primary School Autumn 2020 Edition

Click here to view the Starting Primary School guidance document.

National closing date for on-time reception applications 15 January 2021

National offer date for on-time reception applicants 16 April 2021

All reception 2021 applications must be made through the family’s home local authority.​

For children living in Newham, families must apply via the London Borough of Newham. 

For children living outside Newham, whose family wants them to attend this school their application must be made through their home borough naming this school as a preference on their application.

Remember, parents/carers must apply for a reception place in this school, even if the child: 

  • Attends our nursery 


  • Has a brother or sister attending this school

Before submitting a reception application we strongly recommend all families read the autumn 2020 edition of the local authorities ‘Starting Primary School’ guide and find out information about the school you are interested in.

Information about the reception process for September 2021 entry

Click here 

London Borough of Newham’s Determined Arrangements for the 2021/2022 (entry from September 2021) 

Click here 

London Borough of Newham’s Determined Arrangements for the 2021/2022 (entry from September 2022) 

Click here 

Link to Pan London eAdmissions portal

The Pan London eAdmissions portal opens 1st September 2020 for September 2021 reception applications.

Guidance on creating an eAdmissions account and applying

Guidance on how to create an eAdmissions account can be found here.

Pan London Co-ordinated Scheme

School Finder

We recommend you use the Newham School Finder tool to determine the location of your preferred Newham schools and calculate home to school distances.