Part of the Learning in Harmony Trust

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


The staff, governing body and pupils of Upton Cross Primary School would welcome you applying for a place at our school. To do this, you must follow the correct process for your child's age as detailed below. 

All applications for this school must be made through the London Borough of Newham's Pupil Services, not this school.

Key Dates

What Date
The eAdmissions Pan London portal opens for online applications. 1 September 2023
Deadline for Online Applications 15th January 2024
National Offer Day 16th April 2024

Please click on the link to access the 'We are going to school' information booklet for the borough of Newham.

Determined Admission Arrangements for September 2024

This school is an academy and part of the Learning in Harmony Multi Academy Trust which means we are our own admission authority however we have formally agreed to continue to adopt the LB Newham’s Admission Arrangements.

LB Newham - Determined Admission Arrangements for September 2024

In Year admissions into primary school (Mid-term and Mid-phase)

If your family arrives in Newham during the school year 2023/2024 and your child needs a school place you must complete an In-Year form and you are usually given a place within 10 days. 

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

Secondary School Admissions 2024

Information for parents of children starting secondary school in September 2024

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

Already attends the nursery of your preferred school.


They have a brother or sister who attends the school. 


Guidance on creating an eAdmissions account and applying - Click here

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

Fair Access

The law requires that each local authority must have a Fair Access Protocol (FAP), agreed with the majority of schools in its area to ensure that for In-Year admissions unplaced children, especially the most vulnerable, are offered a place at a suitable school as quickly as possible. In agreeing a protocol, the local authority must ensure that no school - including those with available places is asked to take a disproportionate number of children who have been excluded from other schools, or who have challenging behaviour. Upton Cross Primary School has signed up to the London Borough of Newham's Fair Access Protocol. 

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School Waiting Lists

Please click here for more information. 

Admission Appeals

If you wish to appeal against a refusal for admission, you must contact the Local Authority who can advise you further.