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Upton Cross Primary School

ADMISSIONS

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 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 2020 - Click Here

Determined Admission Arrangements - September 2021 - Click Here

Normal Admissions

If your child was born between 1st September 2015 and 31st August 2016, you will need to apply for a reception class place in an infant or primary school for September 2020. 

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

OR

·         They have a brother or sister who attends the schools

 

Reception Admission for September 2020

Determined Arrangements for the 2020/2021 (entry from September 2020) 

https://www.newham.gov.uk/Documents/Education%20and%20learning/LBNewhamSchoolAdmissionArrangementsSep2020.pdf

Link to Pan London eAdmissions portal – opens 1 September 2020 for September 2020 reception applications

www.eadmissions.org.uk

Pan London Co-ordinated Admissions
https://www.newham.gov.uk/Documents/Education%20and%20learning/LBNewhamPanLondonCoordinatedPrimaryScheme202021.pdf

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. 

https://www.newham.gov.uk/Pages/Services/Primary-School-Fact-Finder.aspx

 

Reception Admission for September 2020

For information on Reception admissions in September 2020 please click here to view the Determined Admissions Arrangements document from the London Borough of Newham.

Other Links

In Year admissions into primary school (aka mid term and mid phase)

If your family arrives in Newham during the school year 2019/2020 and your child needs a school place in the borough you must complete an In Year form and you are usually given a place within 10 days. 

The place offered may not be at the school you prefer as that school may not have a suitable place available.

In Year Admissions for September 2019 to August 2020 (Year Groups Reception to Year 6)

Determined Arrangements for September 2019 onwards entry    

https://www.newham.gov.uk/Documents/Education%20and%20learning/LBNewhamSchoolAdmissionArrangements2019.pdf   

In Year school application form (all year groups) for September 2019 to August 2020
https://newham-self.achieveservice.com/service/InYear_School_Admission_Application  

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. 

https://www.newham.gov.uk/Pages/Services/Primary-School-Fact-Finder.aspx

Moving from Primary to Secondary School in September 2020

If your child was born between 1 September 2008 and 31 August 2009, you will need to apply for a secondary school place for September 2020.

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 .
 We recommend that the families of all of our year 6 pupils attend as many of the Open Days and Open Evening at the schools across Newham before making a decision what schools to name as a preference.

To maximise your opportunities of getting a place at one of your preferred secondary schools name six schools with at least one being you local school.


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

·         Has a brother or sister attending the school;

·         Lives in the schools priority area (for Sarah Bonnell only)

·         Attends a link school (for Stratford School Academy only)

Year 7 Admission for September 2020

Determined Arrangements for September 2020 entry    

https://www.newham.gov.uk/Documents/Education%20and%20learning/LBNewhamDeterminedSchoolAdmissionArrangementsSep2019.pdf

Link to Pan London eAdmissions portal – opens 1 September 2019 for September 2020 year 7 applications

www.eadmissions.org.uk

Pan London Co-ordinated Admissions

https://www.newham.gov.uk/Documents/Education%20and%20learning/Pan-LondonCo-ordinatedAdmissionSystem.pdf

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. 

https://www.newham.gov.uk/Pages/Services/Primary-School-Fact-Finder.aspx

Useful links for all school admissions


Gov.UK
LB Newham School Fact Finder
Ace Education - Independent Advice for Parents and Carers

 Helping your child learn

Parents can help their children learn to read by listening to them read at home regularly. 

A range of texts and books are used in school and many of them and other good activity books are available at shops such as WHS, Waterstones, Wilkinson and Poundstretcher. Feel free to buy and work through educational books with your child as the extra input will be invaluable to them.

If you want to discuss your child's progress, please first of all talk to your child's class teacher. The Head and Deputy Head Teacher are also available, but the first step is always the class teacher. If you want to see any of the school staff please see the administration staff first to make an appointment.

Once a term, parent’s evenings are held where parents and carers can meet with their child’s teacher to discuss progress and look at their work books. Time slots are allocated to parents on the evening and should you have children in multiple classes, you can usually arrange to see them in sequential time slots.

Useful websites for parents:

Links with the home

We are very keen to develop links with parents and we encourage parents to attend school activities and to help in the classroom and around the school. If you would like to help please see any of the school staff, in particular your child’s teacher. We welcome parent’s views and ideas and incorporate these in our School Improvement Plan, which is available for parents to look at.