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Upton Cross Primary School


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

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

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

To download a Nursery application form, please click here.

Admissions for Reception to Year 6 -

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

Determined Admission Arrangements - September 2020

The law requires that all schools must have admission arrangements that clearly set out how children will be admitted, including the criteria that will be applied if there are more applications than places at the school. Admission arrangements are determined by admission authorities.

All admission authorities must determine (i.e. formally agree) admission arrangements annually, even if they have not changed from previous years and a consultation has not been required. Admission authorities must determine admission arrangements for entry in September 2020, by 28 February 2019. The Learning in Harmony Trust board of Trustees  is the admission authority for add school name and we have formally agreed to adopt the LB Newham’s admission arrangements for September 2020.   

For any proposed changes to the existing determined arrangements a formal consultation must take place and must be for a minimum of 6 weeks and must take place between 1 October and 31 January of the school year before those arrangements are to apply. For example: for arrangements which are to apply to applications in 2019 (entry in September 2020), consultation must be completed by 31 January 2019. This consultation period allows parents, other schools, religious authorities and the local community to raise any concerns about proposed arrangements.  We did not propose any changes for 2020 as our changes were made and consulted upon for entry in September 2019

Our Determined Arrangements for the school year starting in September 2020 are available to view here     

You can object to these arrangements or the arrangements of any school by referring to the Office of the Schools Adjudicator. Objections to admission arrangements for entry in September 2020 must be referred to the Adjudicator by 15 May 2019. Any decision of the Adjudicator must be acted on by the admission authority and admission arrangements amended accordingly.



Last full consultation 2019/20.  No change for 2020/21.

February 2019

Trust approval of arrangements

28 February 2019

Publication on school website

& Final Determined Admission Arrangements

15 March  2019

Publication of Composite Prospectus of Determined Arrangements

16 March – 15 May 2019

Window for Objections to the School Adjudicator.

12 September 2019

Final arrangements for 2020 are published  in the Primary booklet

Admission for In Year applications (Current Academic Year) 

'In Year' School Admissions Application 
Determined Admission Arrangements for 2019 entry
LB Newham Primary School Admissions web pages


Reception Admissions-  September 2019
-Applications must be received by Tuesday 15th January to Newham Dockside (online and paper)

Reception admissions 2019 application


Useful links for all school admissions

LB Newham School Fact Finder
Ace Education - Independent Advice for Parents and Carers
 LB Newham Starting School Guide Autumn 2018/19 Edition 
 LB Newham Starting Secondary School Guide Autumn 2018/19 Edition


Helping your child learn

Parents can help their children learn to read by listening to them read at home regularly. Red reading books are given to every child for you to note down any comments about your child's reading. Full details are available from class teachers and they are always willing to give you further advice.

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

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

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

Useful websites for parents:

Links with the home

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