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Contents
Introduction                                                                      3
About this brochure                                                               4
Before you apply                                                                  4

Choosing and applying
How and when to apply                                                             5
Online application - step by step                                                 6-7
Schools in Havering                                                               8
Viewing the schools                                                               9 - 16
The transfer timetable                                                            17
Deferred entry and admission outside of the child’s chronological age group       18
Applying for places - step by step                                                19 - 25
Frequently asked questions                                                        26

Havering schools
The schools—Detailed information on all the school’s admissions criteria          28 - 36
Definitions of admissions criteria                                                37
Admission of children already of primary school age                               38

Statistical and other important information
Statistical information                                                           39 - 40
Infant Class Size Appeals                                                         41
Children with Special Educational Needs & Local Offer                             42
Early education and childcare places                                              43
Whistle Blowing & Private Fostering                                               44
School term and holiday dates                                                     45

Neighbouring boroughs & other useful contacts                                     46
Record of online application details                                              47

If there are any further questions you would like to ask or if there is anything you do not
understand, the School Admissions Team will be happy to help. You can contact us by:
   Online contact form: www.havering.gov.uk/admissions/contact
   Online chat: www.havering.gov.uk/admissions/primary
   Email: schooladmissions@havering.gov.uk
   Phone: 01708 434600 (Mon-Fri, 12-5pm)
   Visiting: Public Advice and Service Centre (PASC), Liberty Shopping Centre, Romford,
    RM1 3RL


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Introduction

This brochure is intended to guide parents through the admissions process for September
2019 and to help them to make well-informed choices from the wide range of excellent




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schools in Havering.


The information contained within this brochure gives details of each Havering school and the
criteria that are used to decide which children will be admitted when there are more
applications than places. Please read these carefully as they will give you an idea of the
likelihood of being offered a place.


Information is also included on other Local Authorities who have schools that are within 3
miles of a Havering school. You can list up to six schools on your application and this can
include schools outside of Havering. We recommend, however, that at least one of these six
schools is close to your home address.


Havering residents must apply online at www.eadmissions.org.uk and you must submit your
application by 15 January 2019 at the very latest.


If you do not live in Havering, you will need to contact your own Local Authority for their
brochure and form, or visit their website.


Before you make your final decision, please take the opportunity to visit the schools you are
interested in, information regarding visits is published on the schools individual websites.


We hope that this brochure will help you to make decisions at this important time in your
child’s life.


Should you have any questions or need any further clarification on the admissions process the
School Admissions Team will be happy to help.




 Tim Aldridge                                   Cllr. Robert Benham
 Director of Children’s                         Lead Member for Children
 Services                                       and Learning




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About this brochure

                                                            This brochure provides information for parents and carers of children born between 1 September
                                                            2014 and 31 August 2015 who are due to start infant or primary school in September 2019. If
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                                                            your child was born outside of these dates, please see page 38 for further information.


                                                            Please read this brochure carefully if you live in the borough of Havering and have a child who is
                                                            due to start school in September 2019, or live elsewhere and wish to apply for a school in
                                                            Havering.


                                                            This brochure contains details of all state-funded infant or primary schools in Havering. To apply
                                                            for a place at any of these schools you must apply online at www.eadmissions.org.uk or by
                                                            visiting the your home borough’s website. Details of how to apply online are on the page
                                                            opposite.


                                                            Before you apply:

                                                               Read this brochure carefully, especially:

                                                                   Pages 19-25: The step by step guide. This tells you how the admission process works

                                                                   Pages 28-36: The admissions criteria that are used to decide which children are offered
                                                                    places at each Havering school. This gives you a better idea of which schools are likely to be
                                                                    able to offer your child a place. Please note that there may have been some changes from
                                                                    the 2018 admission arrangemnets.

                                                               Read the brochures issued by other Local Authorities if you are applying for schools in
                                                                different boroughs. Information about other boroughs is on page 46 of this brochure.

                                                               For more information about schools in the area please visit www.havering.gov.uk/admissions.

                                                               Visit any schools you are interested in. The dates, times and arrangements for these meetings
                                                                are published by the indivdual schools on their own websites.




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How and when to apply

    You may apply for up to six schools (excluding private fee paying schools) on your
     application. The schools can be in Havering or elsewhere. At least one should be near




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     where you live.
    Please apply online (see step 4. page 20).
    You must check if any of the schools you are applying for require a Supplementary
     Information Form (SIF) to be completed (see page 22), if so you must return the form to
     the school by the date specified on the form
    Your application form must be submitted by 15 January 2019 (see page 23)

 Please apply online
 Apply online at www.eadmissions.org.uk. Find information on the easy and secure system on
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Online application Step by step

                                                            To start your online application please visit the eadmissions
                                                            website www.eadmissions.org.uk
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                                                                                                                   Click on ‘Register to apply online’ and enter your
                                                                                                                    details. If you have used the system before you
                                                                                                                    will not need to register.

                                                                                                                   Make sure you enter your permanent address.
                                                                                                                    This will be verified against council records. If
                                                                                                                    your address is not available you must contact
                                                                                                                    the School Admissions Team before 2pm on the
                                                                                                                    15 January 2019.

                                                                                                                   You must enter an email address. If you do not
                                                                                                                    have an email address you will need to set one
                                                                                                                    up before you can register.

                                                                                                                   At least one telephone number must be used.




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                                                             You will receive an email with a username and a
                                                              link. You must click on the link to validate your
                                                              email address.

                                                             Once validated you will need to create your own
                                                              password.




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                                                                                                                     Enter your child’s details. Make sure you enter
                                                                                                                      the information accurately.

                                                                                                                     Make sure the child you are applying for is born
                                                                                                                      between 01/09/2014 - 31/08/2015.




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Online application step by step


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 Add your school peferences.

 Make sure that you read the schools’ admissions
  criteria on pages 28 - 36 of this brochure.

 Select and add the schools you wish to apply for.
  You can apply for up to 6 schools.

 For each school you select you will be asked a
  number of questions (such as if there is a sibling
  at the school). Make sure you answer these
  questions correctly.




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 Check all of the details entered are correct.

 Read the declaration and Havering’s terms and
  conditions and tick the box to accept them.

 Click the ‘Submit Application’ button.

 Once you have submitted your application you
  will be able to attach documents.

 You will receive an email confirmation, this is
  proof that your application has been submitted
  and received by Havering.

You must click the submit button by the closing
date of the 15 January 2019. If you submit your
application after this date your application will be
treated as a late application.




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Schools in Havering
                                                            Online Map - http://map.lgfl.org.uk/eAdmissions
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                                                            1.    Ardleigh Green Infant       13.    Drapers’ Pyrgo Priory                                     26.   Nelmes Primary                   39.   St. Mary’s Primary
                                                            2.    Benhurst Primary            14.    Elm Park Primary                                          27.   Newtons Primary                  40.   St. Patrick’s Primary
                                                            3.    Brady Primary               15.    Engayne Primary                                           28.   Oasis Academy: Pinewood          41.   St. Peter’s Primary
                                                            4.    Branfil Primary             16.    Gidea Park Primary                                        29.   Parklands Infant                 42.   St. Ursula’s Infant
                                                            5.    Broadford Primary           17.    Hacton Primary                                            30.   Parsonage Farm Primary           43.   Suttons Primary
                                                            6.    Clockhouse Infant           18.    Harold Court Primary                                      31.   Rainham Village Primary          44.   The James Oglethorpe
                                                            7.    Concordia Academy           19.    Harold Wood Primary                                       32.   Rise Park Infant                       Primary
                                                            8.    Crowlands Primary           20.    Harrow Lodge Primary                                      33.   Scargill Infant                  45.   The Mawney Foundation
                                                            9.    Crownfield Infant           21.    Hilldene Primary                                          34.   Scotts Primary                         Primary
                                                            10.   Dame Tipping Primary        22.    Hylands Primary                                           35.   Squirrels Heath Infant           46.   The RJ Mitchell Primary
                                                            11.   Drapers’ Brookside Infant   23.    La Salette Primary                                        36.   St. Alban’s Primary              47.   Towers Infant
                                                            12.   Drapers’ Maylands           24.    Langtons Infant                                           37.   St. Edward’s Primary             48.   Upminster Infant
                                                                  Primary                     25.    Mead Primary                                              38.   St. Joseph’s Primary             49.   Whybridge Infant

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Viewing the schools

Parents wishing to view the infant / primary school prior to applying should contact the school
directly to ascertain when the open days / evenings are.




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Below you will find address and contact details for all infant and primary schools in Havering.
* Schools with one asterisk have a Nursery provision for 2, 3 and 4 year olds.
** Schools with two asterisks have a nursery provision for 3 and 4 year olds.

Ardleigh Green Infant                                Benhurst Primary
Address:                                             Address:
Ardleigh Green Road                                  Benhurst Avenue
Hornchurch                                           Hornchurch
RM11 2SP                                             RM12 4QS
DfE Number:      311/2007                            DfE Number:       311/2009
Telephone:       01708 449362                        Telephone:        01708 450807
Website:                                             Website:
www.agi.havering.sch.uk                              www.benhurst.havering.sch.uk
Email:                                               Email:
office@agi.havering.sch.uk                           office@benhurst.havering.sch.uk

Brady Primary                                        Branfil Primary
Address:                                             Address:
Wennington Road                                      Cedar Avenue
Rainham                                              Upminster
RM13 9XA                                             RM14 2LW
DfE Number:      311/2078                            DfE Number:       311/3509
Telephone:       01708 555025                        Telephone:        01708 225186
Website:                                             Website:
www.bradyprimaryschool.co.uk                         www.branfil.com
Email:                                               Email:
office@brady.havering.sch.uk                         office@branfil.havering.sch.uk

Broadford Primary **                                 Clockhouse Primary*
Address:                                             Address:
Faringdon Avenue                                     Clockhouse Lane
Harold Hill                                          Collier Row
RM3 8JS                                              RM5 3QR
DfE Number:      311/2081                            DfE Number:       311/2038
Telephone:       01708 342880                        Telephone:        01708 745972
Website:                                             Website:
www.broadford.havering.sch.uk                        www.clockhouseprimaryschool.co.uk
Email:                                               Email:
office@broadford.havering.sch.uk                     office@clockhouse.havering.sch.uk


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                                                            Concordia Academy                            Crowlands Primary *
                                                            Address:                                     Address:
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                                                            Union Road                                   London Road
                                                            Romford                                      Romford
                                                            RM7 0GN                                      RM7 9EJ
                                                            DfE Number:       311/2031                   DfE Number:     311/2097
                                                            Telephone:        01708 932710               Telephone:      01708 743402
                                                            Website:                                     Website:
                                                            www.concordiaacademy.co.uk                   www.crowlandsprimary.com
                                                            Email:                                       Email:
                                                            info@concordiaacademy.co.uk                  office@crowlands.havering.sch.uk


                                                            Crownfield Infant *                          Dame Tipping Primary
                                                            Address:                                     Address:
                                                            White Hart Lane                              North Road
                                                            Collier Row                                  Havering-atte-Bower
                                                            RM7 8JB                                      RM4 1PS
                                                            DfE Number:       311/2042                   DfE Number:     311/3000
                                                            Telephone:        01708 741826               Telephone:      01708 745409
                                                            Website:                                     Website:
                                                            www.crownfieldinfantschool.org               www.dametipping.com
                                                            Email:                                       Email:
                                                            office@crownfieldinfantschool.org            office@dametipping.havering.sch.uk


                                                            Drapers’ Brookside Infant *                  Drapers’ Maylands Primary
                                                            Address:                                     Address:
                                                            Dagnam Park Drive                            Settle Road
                                                            Harold Hill                                  Harold Hill
                                                            RM3 9DJ                                      RM3 9XR
                                                            DfE Number:       311/2036                   DfE Number:     311/2020
                                                            Telephone:        01708 343066               Telephone:      01708 371331
                                                            Website:                                     Website:
                                                            www.drapersbrookside.com                     www.drapersmaylands.com
                                                            Email:                                       Email:
                                                            infantadmin@draperbrookside.com              admin@drapersmaylands.com




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Drapers’ Pyrgo Priory **          Elm Park Primary
Address:                          Address:




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Settle Road                       Southend Road
Harold Hill                       Hornchurch
RM3 9RT                           RM12 5UA
DfE Number:     311/2085          DfE Number:     311/2008
Telephone:      01708 342165      Telephone:      01708 451463
Website:                          Website:
www.draperspyrgo.com              www.elmparkprimary.co.uk
Email:                            Email:
office@pyrgo.havering.sch.uk      astevenson@elmparkprimary.co.uk


Engayne Primary                   Gidea Park Primary
Address:                          Address:
Severn Drive                      Lodge Avenue
Upminster                         Gidea Park
RM14 1SW                          RM2 5AJ
DfE Number:     311/2094          DfE Number:     311/2069
Telephone:      01708 223492      Telephone:      01708 743801
Website:                          Website:
www.engayne.co.uk                 www.gideapkprimary.org.uk
Email:                            Email:
contact@engayne.co.uk             office@gideapkprimary.org.uk


Hacton Primary **                 Harold Court Primary
Address:                          Address:
Goodwood Avenue                   Church Road
Hornchurch                        Harold Wood
RM12 6DD                          RM3 0SH
DfE Number:     311/2015          DfE Number:     311/2017
Telephone:      01708 443991      Telephone:      01708 342275
Website:                          Website:
www.hacton.havering.sch.uk        www.haroldcourt.org.uk
Email:                            Email:
contact@hacton.havering.sch.uk    office@haroldcourt.org.uk




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                                                            Harold Wood Primary                          Harrow Lodge Primary
                                                            Address:                                     Address:
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                                                            Recreation Avenue                            Rainsford Way
                                                            Harold Wood                                  Hornchurch
                                                            RM3 0TH                                      RM12 4BP
                                                            DfE Number:      311/2005                    DfE Number:       311/2032
                                                            Telephone:       01708 345473                Telephone:        01708 448187
                                                            Website:                                     Website:
                                                            www.haroldwoodprimaryschool.co.uk            www.harrowlodgeprimary.com
                                                            Email:                                       Email:
                                                            office@haroldwood.havering.sch.uk            office@harrowlodgeprimary.com


                                                            Hilldene Primary **                          Hylands Primary **
                                                            Address:                                     Address:
                                                            Grange Road                                  Granger Way
                                                            Harold Hill                                  Romford
                                                            RM3 7DU                                      RM1 2RU
                                                            DfE Number:      311/2090                    DfE Number:       311/2014
                                                            Telephone:       01708 342453                Telephone:        01708 743704
                                                            Website:                                     Website:
                                                            www.hilldene.havering.sch.uk                 www.hylands.havering.sch.uk
                                                            Email:                                       Email:
                                                            office@hilldene.havering.sch.uk              office@hylands.havering.sch.uk


                                                            La Salette Primary                           Langtons Infant
                                                            Address:                                     Address:
                                                            Dunedin Road                                 Westland Avenue
                                                            Rainham                                      Hornchurch
                                                            RM13 8SP                                     RM11 3SD
                                                            DfE Number:      311/3502                    DfE Number:       311/2019
                                                            Telephone:       01708 555554                Telephone:        01708 442013
                                                            Website:                                     Website:
                                                            www.lasalette.havering.sch.uk                www.langtonsinfant.com
                                                            Email:                                       Email:
                                                            office@lasalette.havering.sch.uk             office@langtons-inf.havering.sch.uk




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Mead Primary **                   Nelmes Primary
Address:                          Address:




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Amersham Road                     Wingletye Lane
Harold Hill                       Hornchurch
RM3 9JD                           RM11 3BX
DfE Number:     311/2087          DfE Number:      311/2086
Telephone:      01708 343616      Telephone:       01708 447676
Website:                          Website:
www.mead.havering.sch.uk          www.nelmes-havering.org.uk
Email:                            Email:
office@mead.havering.sch.uk       office@nelmes.havering.sch.uk


Newtons Primary **                Oasis Academy: Pinewood *
Address:                          Address:
Lowen Road                        Thistledene Avenue
Rainham                           Collier Row
RM13 8QR                          RM5 2TX
DfE Number:     311/2084          DfE Number:      311/2004
Telephone:      01708 558613      Telephone:       01708 743000
Website:                          Website:
www.newtons.havering.sch.uk       www.oasisacademypinewood.org
Email:                            Email:
office@newtons.havering.sch.uk    office@oasispinewood.org


Parklands Infant *                Parsonage Farm Primary
Address:                          Address:
Havering Road                     Farm Road
Romford                           Rainham
RM1 4QX                           RM13 9JU
DfE Number:     311/2056          DfE Number:      311/2073
Telephone:      01708 746806      Telephone:       01708 555186
Website:                          Website:
www.parklandsinfants.co.uk        www.pfps.havering.sch.uk
Email:                            Email:
lynn@parklandsinfants.co.uk       office@pfps.havering.sch.uk




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                                                            Rainham Village Primary **                            Rise Park Infant *
                                                            Address:                                              Address:
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                                                            Upminster Road South                                  Annan Way
                                                            Rainham                                               Rise Park
                                                            RM13 9AA                                              RM1 4UD
                                                            DfE Number:       311/2089                            DfE Number:      311/2060
                                                            Telephone:        01708 552482                        Telephone:       01708 749135
                                                            Website:                                              Website:
                                                            www.rainhamvillage.havering.sch.uk                    www.riseparkinfants.co.uk
                                                            Email:                                                Email:
                                                            admin@rainhamvillage.havering.sch.uk                  office@riseparkinf.org.uk


                                                            Scargill Infant                                       Scotts Primary
                                                            Address:                                              Address:
                                                            Mungo Park Road                                       Bonington Road
                                                            Rainham                                               Hornchurch
                                                            RM13 7PL                                              RM12 6TH
                                                            DfE Number:       311/2023                            DfE Number:      311/2080
                                                            Telephone:        01708 555707                        Telephone:       01708 457019
                                                            Website:                                              Website:
                                                            www.scargillinf.org.uk                                www.scotts.havering.sch.uk
                                                            Email:                                                Email:
                                                            school.office@scargill-inf.havering.sch.uk            admin@scotts.havering.sch.uk


                                                            Squirrels Heath Infant                                St Alban’s Catholic Primary
                                                            Address:                                              Address:
                                                            Salisbury Road                                        Heron Flight Avenue
                                                            Romford                                               Hornchurch
                                                            RM2 5TP                                               RM12 5LN
                                                            DfE Number:       311/2062                            DfE Number:      311/3508
                                                            Telephone:        01708 446476                        Telephone:       01708 555644
                                                            Website:                                              Website:
                                                            www.squirrelsheath.com                                www.stalbansschool.net
                                                            Email:                                                Email:
                                                            admin@shi.havering.sch.uk                             contact@st-albans.havering.sch.uk




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St Edward’s C of E Primary *              St Joseph’s Catholic Primary
Address:                                  Address:




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Havering Drive                            St Mary's Lane
Romford                                   Upminster
RM1 4BT                                   RM14 2QB
DfE Number:       311/3301                DfE Number:      311/3506
Telephone:        01708 745971            Telephone:       01708 220277
Email:                                    Website:
contact@stedwardsva.net                   www.st-josephs-upminster.net
                                          Email:
                                          office@st-josephs.havering.sch.uk


St Mary’s Catholic Primary                St Patrick’s Catholic Primary
Address:                                  Address:
Hornchurch Road                           Lowshoe Lane
Hornchurch                                Collier Row
RM12 4TL                                  RM5 2AP
DfE Number:       311/3501                DfE Number:      311/3503
Telephone:        01708 448430            Telephone:       01708 745655
Website:                                  Website:
www.stmaryscatholicprimaryschool.co.uk    www.saint-patricks.org.uk
Email:                                    Email:
admin@st-marys.havering.sch.uk            office@saint-patricks.org.uk


St Peter’s Catholic Primary               St Ursula’s Infant **
Address:                                  Address:
Dorset Avenue                             Straight Road
Romford                                   Harold Hill
RM1 4JA
                                          RM3 7JS
DfE Number:       311/3507
                                          DfE Number:      311/3505
Telephone:        01708 745506            Telephone:       01708 345200
Website:
www.st-peters.havering.sch.uk             Email:
Email:                                    head@stursulasinf.havering.sch.uk
office@st-peters.havering.sch.uk




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                                                            Suttons Primary *                                        The James Oglethorpe Primary
                                                            Address:                                                 Address:
                                                            Suttons Lane                                             Ashvale Gardens
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                                                            Hornchurch                                               Upminster
                                                            RM12 6RP                                                 RM14 3NB
                                                            DfE Number:        311/2024                              DfE Number:         311/2003
                                                            Telephone:         01708 443393                          Telephone:          01708 225202
                                                            Website:                                                 Website:
                                                            www.suttonsprimary.co.uk                                 www.jamesoglethorpe.havering.sch.uk
                                                            Email:                                                   Email:
                                                            admin@suttons.havering.sch.uk                            office@jamesoglethorpe.havering.sch.uk

                                                            The Mawney Foundation *                                  The RJ Mitchell Primary **
                                                            Address:                                                 Address:
                                                            Mawney Road                                              Tangmere Crescent
                                                            Romford                                                  Hornchurch
                                                            RM7 7HR                                                  RM12 5PP
                                                            DfE Number:        311/2092                              DfE Number:         311/2093
                                                            Telephone:         01708 741612                          Telephone:          01708 551684
                                                            Website:                                                 Website:
                                                            www.mawney.havering.sch.uk                               www.rjmitchellprimaryschool.com
                                                            Email:                                                   Email:
                                                            office@mawney.havering.sch.uk                            office@rjmitchell.havering.sch.uk

                                                            Towers Infant *                                          Upminster Infant
                                                            Address:                                                 Address:
                                                            Osborne Road                                             St Mary's Lane
                                                            Hornchurch                                               Upminster
                                                            RM11 1HP                                                 RM14 3BS
                                                            DfE Number:        311/2070                              DfE Number:         311/2067
                                                            Telephone:         01708 447407                          Telephone:          01708 227320
                                                            Website:                                                 Website:
                                                            www.towersinfant.co.uk                                   www.upminsterinfant.co.uk
                                                            Email:                                                   Email:
                                                            office@towersinfant.co.uk                                enquiries@uis.havering.sch.uk

                                                            Whybridge Infant
                                                            Address:
                                                            Ford Lane
                                                            Rainham
                                                            RM13 7AR
                                                            DfE Number: 311/2026
                                                            Telephone:     01708 551712
                                                            Website:
                                                            www.whybridge.co.uk
                                                            Email:         office@whybridge-inf.havering.sch.uk

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The application timetable


Please read this page very carefully. It gives you important dates to remember.
Make sure you don’t miss a deadline or appointment for a school you are




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interested in.

 Date                                    Event

 1 September 2018                        Online application process opens.



 September 2018 to January 2019          Information sessions are held across the borough for
                                         parents regarding the application process.

 September 2018 to January 2019          Infant / primary school open evenings / days.

 15 January 2019 (midnight)              Deadline for submitting online applications. We strongly
                                         advise that you submit your application before this date.

 16 April 2019 *                         Applicants receive an outcome email during the evening.

 May to July 2019                        Appeals are heard.

 May to July 2019                        Schools will write to parents who have been offered
                                         places, with information about induction arrangements.


   During the evening of 16 April 2019 you will be sent an email with the outcome of your
    application. Please wait until you have received this email before logging on to the Pan London
    eAdmissions website.

    If you wish you can download the ParentComms app onto your mobile phone or tablet and the
    outcome of your application will also be sent to you via the app.




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Deferred entry and admission outside of the child’s
                                                                                                               chronological age group
                                                            When is a child required to start          group, there is no duty to agree to        VIII. to provide an additional
                                                            school?                                    such a request. In each case it is for           year’s    experience     of
                                                                                                       the admission authority of the school            mainstream education prior
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                                                            Local authorities and schools must         to make the decision based on the                to     a   special   school
                                                            provide for the admission of all           circumstances of the case and what               placement; and
                                                            children in the September following        is in the best interests of the child,
                                                                                                                                                  IX.   the child has recently arrived
                                                            their fourth birthday. Where a child       after submission of a request and
                                                                                                                                                        in the country and has
                                                            has been offered a place at a school       supporting information by the
                                                                                                                                                        limited English language
                                                            parents have the following options         parent or following Havering’s
                                                                                                                                                        competence or could be
                                                            available to then.                         agreement to the recommendations
                                                                                                                                                        isolated    in    their    age
                                                                                                       made in an annual review of a
                                                                                                                                                        appropriate group.
                                                            a) the child is entitled to take up a      statement of Special Educational
                                                               full-time place in the September        Need (SEN) / Education Health and
                                                                                                                                                  These reasons are frequently allied
                                                               following their fourth birthday,        Care Plan (EHCP).
                                                                                                                                                  with strong parental preferences
                                                                                                                                                  for their child to be placed in an
                                                            b) the child’s parents can defer the       Reasons    frequently cited      for
                                                                                                                                                  alternative year group.
                                                               date their child is admitted to the     requesting that children are placed
                                                               school until later in the school year   outside their chronological year
                                                                                                                                                  The second and third of the above
                                                               but not beyond the point at which       group
                                                                                                                                                  reasons are particularly prevalent
                                                               they reach compulsory school age
                                                                                                                                                  at a time of phase transfer
                                                               (the term after their fifth birthday)   The rationale for requests to place
                                                                                                                                                  (nursery to infant, infant to junior,
                                                               and not beyond the beginning of         children in a year group other than
                                                                                                                                                  junior to secondary) where the
                                                               the final term of the school year       their chronological year group tends
                                                                                                                                                  demands of the next phase are
                                                               for which the offer was made, and       to be as follows:
                                                                                                                                                  perceived as too much for the
                                                                                                                                                  child to cope with.
                                                            c) where the parents wish, their child     I.   the child has exceptional
                                                               may attend part-time until later in          intellectual skills and is isolated
                                                                                                                                                  Additional relevant information
                                                               the school year but not beyond the           as a learner in their present
                                                                                                                                                  regarding deferred entry /
                                                               point at which they reach                    peer group. They may present
                                                                                                                                                  education outside of the childs
                                                               compulsory school age (the term              severe difficulties for teachers in
                                                                                                                                                  chronological year group is
                                                               after their fifth birthday).                 terms of providing appropriate
                                                                                                                                                  available to download and view
                                                                                                            curriculum extension;
                                                                                                                                                  online via www.havering.gov.uk/
                                                            Parents wishing to take up options b)      II. the child has exceptionally
                                                                                                                                                  admissions/defer this includes
                                                            and c) must advise the school offered           delayed intellectual skills and
                                                                                                                                                  best      practice    guidelines,
                                                            at their earliest opportunity in order          cannot productively engage in
                                                                                                                                                  information on the potential
                                                            for the school to facilitate this               group learning tasks and
                                                                                                                                                  implications for the child and
                                                            effectively.                                    presents teachers with severe
                                                                                                                                                  information regarding continued
                                                                                                            difficulties     in     curriculum
                                                                                                                                                  Early Years funding.
                                                            In addition, parents of summer born             differentiation;
                                                            children (those born between 1 April       III. often in association with (ii) the
                                                            and 31 August) can request for their            child is very delayed emotionally
                                                            child to be admitted to reception a             and cannot make adequate
                                                            year     later   outside     of    their        relationships with their peer
                                                            chronological year group, thereby               group, is at risk of isolation and
                                                            starting school only once they reach            possibly bullying;
                                                            statutory school age. This does not        IV. a child may have missed a
                                                            apply to children born in the autumn            substantial part of a year
                                                            and spring as these children must               through illness or other reasons;
                                                            legally be in school full time in the      V. reasons associated with a child’s
                                                            term after they turn five years old.            physical condition: physical
                                                                                                            frailty which appears to justify a
                                                            Who is responsible for making a                 “less robust” environment than
                                                            decision on whether or not a child              that found in the same age
                                                            should be educated out of                       group;
                                                            chronological year group?                  VI. the child was born prematurely
                                                                                                            on or before 31 August but their
                                                            Whilst there is no statutory barrier to         expected date of delivery was
                                                            children being admitted to school               after 31 August;
                                                            outside of their chronological year


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Applying for places step by step

STEP 1                                                                                    STEP 2
Understanding the                                                                         Collecting information




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process
Havering works with all London                   Before    places    are      offered,   It is important to collect as much
boroughs      to     co-ordinate         the       Havering will check whether            information as possible about the
application and offer process.                     your child can be offered a            schools you want to apply for and
                                                   place at more than one of the          the admissions procedures
Before       you     complete           your       schools you have applied for. If
application it is important that you               you have applied for schools in        You can do this by:
understand         how     the     process         other boroughs, we will also            Reading this brochure
works:                                             check with those boroughs               Going to open evening / days
                                                   whether your child can be
 You can apply for any school in                  offered a place.                       If you are applying for schools in
   any Local Authority on the                    You will be sent an email with          other    boroughs,    we    strongly
   online application form by the                  the     outcome        of      your    recommend that you read the
   15 January 2019.                                application on 16 April 2019           brochures issued by those Local
 You        must        complete       any        (see page 17).                         Authorities.
   necessary              Supplementary          If you are not offered a place at
   Information           Forms          (SIF)      a school that you listed as a
   required by the schools you are                 higher preference than the one
   applying for by the deadline                    you are offered, your child will
   specified on the SIF, and return                be placed on the waiting list.
   this direct to the school.                      You will have the right to
 You can apply online for up to 6                 appeal against the refusal of a
   schools and you must list them                  place at any school you listed as
   in the order you prefer them.                   a higher preference.
 If any of the schools you apply
   for are in other boroughs,
   Havering will pass the details to
   the other boroughs. Likewise if
   you live outside of Havering
   and apply for a Havering school
   your home borough will pass
   your details to Havering.
   Your child will be considered
   for each school you apply for
   separately,      using        only    the
   schools published admissions
   criteria to decide whether or
   not a place can be offered.
   Details of other schools you
   have applied for will not be
   shared, nor will a school be told
   the order in which you list the
   school.

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Applying for places step by step

                                                            STEP 3                                  STEP 4
                                                            Considering the facts                   Completing the form
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                                                            Most schools receive more               Please  apply      online         at    Please do not list an address of
                                                            applications than they have places      www.eadmissions.org.uk.                 someone       who       provides
                                                            available. Before applying it is                                                temporary care for your child, a
                                                            important to get a realistic idea       The secure online system will           business address, a child
                                                            whether or not your child is likely     automatically send your application     minder’s address, a relative’s
                                                            to be offered a place at each of the    to the correct London borough           address or any other address
                                                            schools you are interested in.          based on your address.                  other than the child’s home
                                                                                                                                            address. If a school place is
                                                            You can do this by:                     The online application will allow you   offered on the basis of an
                                                             Carefully reading the admissions      to:                                     incorrect address the place will be
                                                               criteria that will be used to         Edit your application as often as     withdrawn.
                                                               decide the order in which                necessary until the closing date.
                                                               children will be offered places.                                             Havering will not process an
                                                             Checking how many applications         Attach supporting documents to        application if it is believed that an
                                                               were made last year and how             your application.                    address of convienence is used.
                                                               the places were allocated using
                                                               the admissions criteria (see         Children with an EHCP                   Proof of address will be sought
                                                               pages 39 - 40 for last years         If your child has an Education          and if there is any doubt about
                                                               statistics)                          Health and Care Plan (EHCP), you        the validity of the address given it
                                                                                                    should still apply online but you       may be subject to further
                                                            On pages 28 - 36 of this brochure       must tick the relevant box on the       investigation. Please read the
                                                            you will find the admissions criteria   application form that indicates your    "address       of      convenience
                                                            for each Havering school. You will      child has an EHCP.                      protocol" available on the
                                                            find similar information for schools                                            Havering website for full details.
                                                            in other boroughs in the brochures      The following notes will help you
                                                            produced by those Local Autorities.     apply correctly:                        Where the child is subject to a
                                                                                                                                            child arrangements order and
                                                            You might also want to think            SECTION A - Personal Details            that order stipulates that the
                                                            about:                                  - Your child’s date of birth            child will live with one parent/
                                                             Whether the curriculum and            If your child’s date of birth is        carer more than the other, the
                                                               aims of the school suit your         between 1 September 2014 and 31         address to be used will be the one
                                                               child’s needs. The school            August 2015 then they are the right     where the child is expected to live
                                                               prospectus will give you the         age to start infant / primary school    for the majority of the time. For
                                                               information you need.                in September 2019.                      other children, the address to be
                                                             How your child will travel to                                                 used will be the address where
                                                               school and the likely cost.          - Your child’s address                  the child lives the majority of the
                                                                                                    The address used must be the            time. In other cases, where the
                                                                                                    child’s normal place of residence. If   child spends an equal time
                                                                                                    you change your address after           between their parents/carers, it
                                                                                                    completing the form, you must tell      will be up to the parent/carers to
                                                                                                    the Havering School Admissions          agree which address to use.
                                                                                                    Team straightaway.
                                                                                                                                            Where a child spends their time
                                                                                                                                            equally between their parents/


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STEP 4 (continued)
Completing the form




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carers and they cannot agree on            supported by evidence from a            for admission to school.
who should make the application,           solicitor regarding the date of
we will accept an application from         exchange of contracts if parents/       A looked after child is a child in
the parent/carer who is registered         carers are purchasing a new home        the care of a Local Authority or
for child benefit.                         or the signed tenancy agreement if      provided with accommodation by
                                           they are renting a property. The        that authority in accordance with
If neither parent is registered for        length of a tenancy agreement from      Section 22 of the Children Act
child benefit we will accept the           the letting agent should be             1989. An adopted child is defined
application from the parent/carer          sufficient to cover the date on         by section 46 of the Adoption and
whose address is registered with           which their child would start           Children Act 2002 or section 12 of
the child’s current school or nursery .    attending their preferred school.       the Adoption Act 1976. A
                                                                                   residence order is defined by
We will not generally accept a             If a parent/carer is found to have      section 8 of the Children Act
temporary address if the main carer        used a false address or deliberately    1989. A child arrangement order
of the child still possesses a             provided misleading information to      is defined by section 8 of the
property that has previously been          obtain a School place, the offer will   Children Act 1989 as amended by
used as a home address, nor will we        be withdrawn (or if before the          section 14 of the Children and
accept a temporary address if we           allocation of places, the application   families Act 2014. A special
believe it has been used solely or         will be cancelled).                     guardianship order is defined by
mainly to obtain a school place                                                    section 14A of the Children Act
when an alternative address is still       If you change address after             1989.
available to that child.                   completing the form, you must
                                           inform the School Admissions Team       If the conditions above apply to
The address to be used for the             straight away. Changes will only be     your child, you must give details
initial allocation of places will be the   accepted for admission purposes if      on the application form and
child’s address at the closing date        satisfactory proof is provided to the   provide a letter from the relevant
for application.                           admissions team by the 11 February      Local Authority Social Services
                                           2019 that a move to a new               Department. This letter must
Changes of address may be                  permanent address has taken place.      state the following:
considered in accordance with              Evidence of disposal of the previous
Havering’s co-ordinated scheme if          address may also be required.            Confirmation that the child is
there are exceptional reasons              Changes of address after 11               currently ‘looked after’ or was
behind the change. Any offer of a          February 2019 will not be used for        previously looked after in
place on the basis of address is           admissions purposes until after the       accordance with the definition
conditional upon the child living at       16 April 2019, but can be used for        provided above.
the appropriate address on the             correspondance.                          If the child was previously
relevant date.                                                                       ‘looked after’ then the letter
                                           - Looked after children                   must also confirm the date at
Applicants have a responsibility to        Children in public care (Looked after     which the child ceased to be
notify     the   Havering  School          Children) and those who ceased to         ‘looked after’ and the date of
Admissions Team of any change of           be looked after because they were         the adoption order, residence
address      and   must   provide          adopted, or because they became           order, child arrangements
verification of the new address            subject to a residence order, child       order or a special guardianship
immediately. This should         be        arrangement order or a special            order which led to the
                                           guardianship order, receive priority

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                                                            STEP 4 (Continued)
                                                            Completing the form
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                                                              cessation of ‘looked after status’         Supplementary Information Form              half-brother or half-sister or a
                                                                                                         (SIF) in addition to listing the school     step-brother or step-sister or an
                                                            Any     court       orders     must     be   as a preference on their online             adopted or foster sibling, living as
                                                            accompanied with a letter from               application form. In these cases,           part of the same family unit at the
                                                            Social Services as described on the          your application will be given lower        same address.
                                                            previous page to be considered for           priority unless both forms are
                                                            this admissions criterion.                   completed and received by the               - Multiple births
                                                                                                         relevant closing date.                      If you are applying for a place for
                                                            SECTION B - School preferences                                                           more than one child as a result of
                                                                                                                                                     a multiple birth, you must
                                                            Please follow these 4 important              Please ensure that you return your
                                                                                                                                                     complete a separate application
                                                            rules when you complete this part            completed                   Supplementary   for each child. If the last child to
                                                            of the application.                          Information Forms to the school             be offered a place is a twin, and
                                                            1. You can list up to 6 schools. Do          direct. The address is on the form.         their sibling cannot be offered a
                                                                                                                                                     place, the Admissions Team will
                                                               not include private schools but
                                                                                                                                                     ensure that both twins are
                                                               you must include state schools            Applying for schools in other               offered a place together. In the
                                                               (and Grammar) not in Havering.            boroughs                                    case of other multiple births, if
                                                            2. Select        your         preferences    If you have included any schools            the majority of children can be
                                                                                                                                                     offered a place, the Admissions
                                                               carefully. Read the admissions            outside of Havering in your list of
                                                                                                                                                     Team will offer places to the
                                                               criteria for each school and              preferences,          you    must   check   remaining children. For example if
                                                               check how the places were                 whether you also need to complete           two triplets can be offered a
                                                               allocated last year.                      a Supplementary Information Form            place, the remaining child will
                                                                                                                                                     also receive an offer of a place.
                                                            3. Apply for at least 4 schools. This        (SIF).
                                                               will increase your options.
                                                            4. Include at least one school near          The online system will advise you if
                                                                                                                                                     --    Children      of       UK   service
                                                               to your home. Distance is used            you select a school in another
                                                                                                                                                     personnel (UK Armed Forces and
                                                               by many schools to decide which           borough for which a SIF may be
                                                                                                                                                     Crown Servants)
                                                               children are offered places.              required.
                                                                                                                                                     For    families     of       UK   service
                                                               List the schools in the order you
                                                                                                                                                     personnel     with       a    confirmed
                                                               prefer them. If more than one             SECTION D—Additional
                                                                                                                                                     posting in Havering, or crown
                                                               school can offer your child a             information
                                                                                                                                                     servants returning from overseas
                                                               place, the School Admissions              - Siblings
                                                                                                                                                     to    live   within      Havering,    an
                                                               Team will use this information to         If your child has a brother or sister
                                                                                                                                                     address in Havering will be used
                                                               offer whichever of these you              already attending any of the schools
                                                                                                                                                     for    admission         purposes      in
                                                               most prefer. The order of your            you have applied for, please provide
                                                                                                                                                     advance of arrival in the UK
                                                               preferred schools cannot be               the sibling details on the form in the
                                                                                                                                                     provided that the application is
                                                               changed after 15 January 2019.            appropriate section.
                                                                                                                                                     accompanied by an official letter.
                                                                                                                                                     (i.e. from the MOD or FCO) which
                                                            SECTION C - Supplementary                    A sibling is defined as:
                                                                                                                                                     declares a relocation date and a
                                                            Information Forms
                                                                                                         A brother or sister (that is, another       Unit postal address or quartering
                                                            Some of the schools in Havering and
                                                                                                         child of the same parents, whether          area address.
                                                            in other boroughs require parents
                                                            and     carers      to       complete    a   living at the same address or not), a
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STEP 4 (Continued)                     STEP 5
Completing the form                    Submitting your




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                                       application
- Reason for preference                Your application, any SIFs and any     place until after the initial offer of
Please note that schools can only      supporting documents must be           places on 16 April 2019.
use their published admissions         received by the closing date 15
criteria to decide which children      January 2019.                          If the schools you have applied
qualify for a place. It is therefore                                          for are full at that time, your
not necessary to give reasons for      You must submit the form before        child’s name will be automatically
your preference unless you want to.    midnight on 15 January 2019.           placed on a waiting list in the
                                                                              order of the school’s admission
                                       Supplementary Information Forms        criteria.
                                       must be submitted directly to the
                                       school by the date shown on the        The council reserves the right to
                                       form.                                  accept a late application where it
                                                                              considers     that     there      are
                                       All applications received by 15        exceptional     reasons    for    the
                                       January 2019 will be considered        application not being submitted
                                       together. If your application is not   on time. However applications
                                       received by the School Admissions      received after 11 February 2019
                                       Team by 15 January 2019, your          can not be accepted as 'on-time'.
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                                                            STEP 6
                                                            Being offered a place
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                                                            On 16 April 2019 Havering (or your               How      to download a letter            child’s position on the list can
                                                            Local Authority if you do not live in              explaining in more details why          move down as well as up.
                                                            Havering) will notify you of the                   your child was not offered a
                                                            outcome of your application.                       place at your preferred school.         Waiting lists will be maintained
                                                                                                             Your child can stay on the               until the end of December 2019
                                                             You will receive the outcome in                  waiting list for any school that        after which you will need to re-
                                                               an email during the evening                     you listed as a higher preference       apply to remain on a waiting list.
                                                             You will only receive one offer                  than the school you have been
                                                               on national offer day.                          offered. If a place becomes
                                                             The place offered will be at                     available later, you will be given
                                                               whichever of the schools are                    the opportunity to accept that
                                                               able to allocate your child a                   instead.
                                                               place     using     the        published
                                                               admission criteria.                          The    letter    you   are     able   to
                                                             If more than one of the schools               download will also tell you:
                                                               are able to allocate your child a             How to appeal against refusal of
                                                               place,    you     will    be     offered        a place at any of the schools you
                                                               whichever one of these is the                   applied for and the date by
                                                               highest    preference          on    your       which you must do this.
                                                               application.                                  How to make a late application
                                                             If none of the schools you                       for alternative schools
                                                               applied for are able to offer a
                                                               place, you will be offered a place           How waiting lists operate
                                                               at the nearest Havering school to            Havering will maintain the waiting
                                                               your home address where a                    lists for the majority of Havering
                                                               vacancy exists.                              schools. Applicants not offered a
                                                             Please be aware that your child’s             place at a school which they listed
                                                               details will be sent to the offered          as a higher preference than the
                                                               school and the school will                   school which they have been
                                                               contact you with further details             offered, are automatically placed on
                                                               between May and July 2019.                   a waiting list in the order of the
                                                                                                            school’s admission criteria.
                                                            The outcome email you receive will
                                                            tell you:                                       Catholic schools and St Edwards
                                                             How to accept the place you                   Primary School hold their own
                                                              have been offered. Please accept              waiting lists.
                                                              online or if this is not possible
                                                              please      email         the        School   Places are offered to children at the
                                                              Admissions Team. We strongly                  top of the waiting list as vacancies
                                                              advise that you do not reject the             arise. Late applications are also
                                                              place unless you have a place                 inserted into the waiting list in
                                                              arranged elsewhere.                           criteria order. This means that a


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STEP 7
Deciding whether to




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appeal
You have a legal right to appeal        Where the Admission Authority can
against not being offered a place at    demonstrate to an Appeals Panel
a school you applied for. You can       that any further admissions would
appeal for more than one school if      require ‘qualifying measures’ your
you wish.                               appeal could only be won if the
                                        Appeals Panel decided either that
 If you want to appeal, you can do
  so online via:                         A mistake had been made in the
  www.havering.gov.uk/admissions/          allocation of places according to
  appeal                                   the admissions criteria which
 You must submit your appeal by           had deprived your child of a
  the date specified on the appeal         place and if the criteria had been
  form.                                    applied correctly your child
 Your appeal will be heard by an          would have received that place
  independent panel of people
  who have no connection with            The child would have been
  the school you wish your child to        offered a place if the
  attend or the Local Authority.           arrangements had not been
  You will be told the date of the         contrary     to     mandatory
  hearing and invited to attend.           provisions in the 2014 School
 Please note that the panel will          Admissions Code and the School
  only consider your reasons for           Standards and Framework Act
  wanting a place at that                  1998
  particular school. They will not
  be influenced by whether or not        That the decision to refuse
  you have a place at any other            admission was 'unreasonable' in
  school. If you decide to appeal,         the circumstances of the case.
  you should still accept a place in       'Unreasonable' as defined by the
  another school in case your              Courts is construed as being
  appeal is not successful.                perverse or irrational and is a
                                           very high threshold for an appeal
Important information about                to be successful.
Infant Class Size Appeals
                                        For more information on Infant
The law states that there must not      Class Size Appeals please see page
be more than 30 children in an          41.
infant class (that is, classes
containing reception, year 1 and
year 2 children). Apart from some
very limited exceptions, no infant
class may contain more than 30
pupils being taught by one teacher.

Any admissions which would
increase a class to more than 30
pupils (with the exception of
‘excepted pupils’) would require
'qualifying measures', such as
organising an extra class, appointing
an additional teacher, providing an
additional classroom or introducing
or extending mixed age group
teaching.
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Frequently asked questions

                                                            Does the law guarantee my child a       your application is unsuccessful, you      Is it possible that my child will be
                                                            place in the school of my choice?       will be offered a place at the             without a school place on 16
                                                                                                    nearest school to your home which          April 2019?
                                                            No. The law says that parents may       has a vacancy after all other              No. If none of the schools you
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                                                            express a preference for any school,    applications have been processed.          applied for are able to offer a
                                                            however, if more parents express a      The alternative schools you could          place, you will be offered a place
                                                            preference for a school than the        have applied for may already be full       at the nearest Havering school to
                                                            number of places available, there       by this time, so you are advised to        your home address that has a
                                                            has to be an order of priority to       include them on your form at the           vacancy at that time (Havering
                                                            decide which children to admit. The     time of applicaton.                        residents). You will also be given
                                                            law allows parents to appeal to an                                                 details of other schools with
                                                            independent panel if their child is     Can I change my preferences or the         places available and how to apply
                                                            refused a place at a school of their    order of my preferences after the          for a place at these schools.
                                                            preference.                             application closing date?
                                                                                                    If you add or change preferences           Please be aware that your child’s
                                                            Does the co-ordinated system            after the application closing date         details will be sent to the school
                                                            mean that I have more chance            the application will be considered to      at which you are offered a place
                                                            of getting a place at my first          be a late application unless there         and that the school may contact
                                                            preference school?                      are exceptional reasons why the            you with further details.
                                                                                                    changes were not included on the
                                                            No. The aim of the co-ordinated         original application form. Late            Does my child have to start
                                                            system is to ensure that nobody         applications are not considered            school in September 2019?
                                                            gets more than one offer from           until after the initial offer of places
                                                            amongst the schools they applied        on 16 April 2019.                          No, Local authorities and schools
                                                            for, so that more children will get                                                must provide for the admission of
                                                            the offer of a school place.            Will a school know where I listed it       all children in the September
                                                                                                    in my order of preferences?                following their fourth birthday.
                                                            This does not mean that there will      No. Places are only offered based          Where a child has been offered a
                                                            be more places available at any         on the published admissions                place at a school parents have
                                                            particular school than previously.      criteria.                                  three options available to then
                                                            Schools can only admit as many                                                     these options are detailed on
                                                            children as they can accommodate.       Will I get priority for a place in the     page 18.
                                                            The places will still be allocated to   borough where I live?
                                                            those who have the highest priority     No. The law does not allow Local           In addition parents of summer
                                                            under the school’s published            Authorities to give priority for           born children (those born
                                                            admission criteria.                     places in schools in their area to         between 1 April and 31 August)
                                                                                                    children who live in their area.           can request for their child to be
                                                            For this reason, it is important that                                              admitted to reception a year later
                                                            you read the admission criteria         What can I do if I am not offered a        outside of their chronological
                                                            carefully so that you do not waste      place in a school of my preference?        year group, thereby starting
                                                            your preferences by only listing        Your child’s name will be placed on        school only once they reach
                                                            schools where your child is unlikely    the waiting list automatically for         statutory school age.
                                                            to get a place.                         any school you listed as a higher
                                                                                                    preference than the school you             For further information please
                                                            Do I have to use all 6 preferences?     have been offered. If a place              refer to page 18.
                                                            No. However, unless you are certain     becomes available after offer day
                                                            of getting a place in a particular      (16 April 2019), all children on the
                                                            school, you are strongly advised to     waiting list are considered. Those
                                                            apply for as many schools as you        who best meet the school’s
                                                            can. Please bear in mind that your 6    admissions criteria will be offered a
                                                            preferences can be for state schools    place. The length of time spent on a
                                                            (and Grammar) in any area.              waiting list will not give priority over
                                                                                                    other applicants—it is possible for a
                                                            If you apply for one or two schools     child to go down as well as up the
                                                            only, it does not improve your          list. Being on a waiting list is no
                                                            chances of being offered a place. If    guarantee of a place being offered
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Havering Schools




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This section gives you the admissions criteria for all the infant / primary schools in Havering.

These criteria tell you how places are offered if there are more applications than places available.

Please read the admissions criteria carefully, because they will give you an idea of whether or not your
child is likely to be offered a place at a school of your choice.

Definitions of the admissions criteria can be found at the end of this section (page 37). The majority of
Havering schools use these definitions unless explicitly stated in the schools arrangements.

If you need any more advice you can either contact the School Admissions Team via

Online contact form: www.havering.gov.uk/admissions/contact
Online webchat: www.havering.gov.uk/admissions/primary
Email: schooladmissions@havering.gov.uk
Phone: 01708 434600 (Mon-Fri, 12-5pm)
Visiting: Public Advice and Service Centre (PASC),
Liberty Shopping Centre, Romford, RM1 3RL

At the end of this section you will find information on the
admission of children who are already of primary school age
(In Year Admissions).




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Admissions Arrangements
                                                            The following Community schools, Voluntary Controlled       Admissions Criteria
                                                            schools and Academies all share the same admissions         When the demand exceeds the number of places
                                                            criteria. The number inside the bracket indicates the       available at the School, places are allocated by applying
                                                            Published Admissions Number (PAN) for the school, this is   the following criteria in descending order of priority to
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                                                            the maximum number of children that can be admitted.        applicants who have expressed any preference for the
                                                                                                                        School.
                                                             Ardleigh Green Infant (90)
                                                             Brady Primary* (30)                                       1. Looked after children and children who were looked
                                                                                                                           after, but ceased to be so because they were adopted
                                                             Branfil Primary (90)
                                                                                                                           (or became subject to a residence order or special
                                                             Broadford Primary (90)                                       guardianship order).
                                                             Clockhouse Primary (90)
                                                             Crowlands Primary (90)                                    2. Exceptional medical or exceptional social grounds.
                                                             Crownfield Infant (120)
                                                                                                                        3. Pupils with siblings on the roll of the school on the
                                                             Dame Tipping CE Primary (15)
                                                                                                                           date of admission who live up to a distance of 1.6km
                                                             Elm Park Primary (60)                                        from the school.
                                                             Engayne Primary (90)                                         Pupils who live further than 1.6km from the school
                                                             Gidea Park Primary (60)                                      will also recieve priority under this criteria if they
                                                             Hacton Primary (84)                                          currently have a sibling at the school who was
                                                                                                                           admitted prior to September 2018. This will include
                                                             Harold Court Primary (60)
                                                                                                                           siblings at partner junior schools.
                                                             Harold Wood Primary (90)
                                                             Harrow Lodge Primary (60)                                 4. The distance of the home address from the School, as
                                                             Hilldene Primary (90)                                        measured by a straight line from the School, those
                                                             Hylands Primary (90)                                         pupils living nearer the school being given higher
                                                                                                                           priority.
                                                             Langtons Infant (90)
                                                             Mead Primary (120)
                                                                                                                        If, because of oversubscription in any of the categories 1)
                                                             Nelmes Primary (60)                                       to 3) above, it is necessary to distinguish between
                                                             Newtons Primary (60)                                      applicants, the distance of the applicant’s home address
                                                             Oasis Academy: Pinewood (60)                              from the School, as measured by a straight line from the
                                                             Parklands Infant (120)                                    school, will be used with those pupils living nearer the
                                                                                                                        school being given higher priority.
                                                             Parsonage Farm Primary (90)
                                                             Rainham Village Primay (90)
                                                                                                                        Definitions of the above criteria can be found on page 37
                                                             Rise Park Infant (90)
                                                                                                                        of this brochure.
                                                             Scargill Infant (90)
                                                             Scotts Primary (60)
                                                             Squirrels Heath Infant (90)
                                                             Suttons Primary (60)
                                                             The James Oglethorpe Primary (60)
                                                             The RJ Mitchell Primary (60)
                                                             Towers Infant (90)
                                                             Whybridge Infant (90)


                                                            The admissions criteria for the other schools in Havering
                                                            can be found on pages 29 - 36.




                                                            *Please note that an expansion proposal for Brady
                                                            Primary school is being consulted on. If agreed, this
                                                            would see an additional 30 places offered from
                                                            September 2019 onwards.


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Admissions Arrangements - Catholic Schools
The catholic schools all share the same admissions criteria. straight line from the school with those students living
The number inside the bracket indicates the Published nearer the school being given higher priority.
Admissions Number (PAN) for the school, this is the
maximum number of children that can be admitted.             The distance between the home address and the school




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                                                             is determined using address points and is measured in a
 La Salette (30)                                            straight line, not by the shortest walking or bus route,
 St Alban’s Catholic Primary (30)                           between the address point for the school and the
 St Joseph’s Catholic Primary (60)                          address point of the child’s normal place of residence.
 St Mary’s Catholic Primary (60)                            (Address points are points marked in the centre of the
 St Peter’s Catholic Primary (60)                           child’s home address, or in the centre of the block of
 St Patrick’s Catholic Primary (60)                         flats in which the child’s home address is located, and in
 St Ursula’s Catholic Infants (60)                          the predetermined point of the school.)

Admissions Criteria                                            In the event that two, or more, applicants applying for a
Where there are more applications for places than the          single place at the school live at addresses that are
number of places available, places will be offered             located at exactly the same distance from the school, or
according to the following order of priority.                  live in the same block of flats, the place will be offered
                                                               on the basis of lots drawn by representatives of the
1. Baptised Catholic looked after children and previously schools Governing Body who are not involved in the
     looked after children (see notes 1&2)                     admissions process.
2. Baptised Catholic Children with a Certificate of Catholic
     Practice (see notes 2,5&8) who are resident in the Application Procedures
     parish of:                                                To apply for a place at this school in the normal
       La Salette - Our Lady of La Salette.                    admission round, you must complete a Common
       St. Alban’s - St Alban’s or English Martyrs.            Application Form available from the local authority in
       St Joseph’s - St. Joseph’s or English Martyrs           which you live. You are also requested to complete the
       St Mary’s - St. Mary, Mother of God.                    Supplementary Information Form attached to this policy
       St Peter’s - St. Edward the Confessor.                  if you wish to apply under oversubscription criteria 1 to
       St Patrick’s - Corpus Christi.                          4, 6 or 7.
       St Ursula’s - St. Dominic, Most Holy Redeemer or
       Christ the Eternal High Priest.                         The school Supplementary Information Form must be
3. Other Baptised Catholic children with a certificate of submitted by the 15 January (or the working day before
     practice (see note 3)                                     if the 15 January falls on a weekend), direct to the school
4. Other Baptised Catholic children (see note 2)               address by 3pm. It is expected that all additional
5. Other looked after children and previously looked after documents are submitted with the Supplementary
     children (see note 1)                                     Information Form by the same date.
6. Catechumens and members of an Eastern Christian
     Church (see notes 4&5)                                    You will be advised of the outcome of your application
7. Christian children of other denominations, whose on 16 April or the next working day if you completed a
     application is supported by a minister of religion (see paper application,(if applicable), by the local authority
     note 9)                                                   on our behalf. If you are unsuccessful (unless your child
8. Any other children                                          gained a place at a school you ranked higher) you will be
                                                               informed, and advised of your right of appeal to an
Within each of the categories listed above, the following independent appeal panel.
provisions will be applied.
(i) The attendance of a brother or sister at the school at the If you do not provide the information required in the SIF
time of enrolment will increase the priority of an and return it by the closing date, together with all
application within each category So that the application supporting documentation, your child will not be placed
will be placed at the top of the category in which the in criteria 1 to 4, 6 or 7, and this is likely to affect your
application is made after children in (i) above (see note 6). child’s chance of being offered a place.

Tie Break                                                   All applications which are submitted on time will be
Where more applications are received than places considered at the same time and after the closing date
available under any of the oversubscription criteria listed for admissions which is 15 January 2019.
above places will be offered to those living nearest to the
school.

Priority will be given to students based on the distance of
the home address from the school, as measured by a

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