Admissions

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.

We are an academy which means we are our own admission authority but have adopted the London Borough of Newham’s admission arrangements and processes to ensure continuity across the borough.

The staff, governing body and pupils of Gallions 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 London Borough of Newham’s Pupil Services, not this school

Reception Admissions

Nursery Admissions

In-year applications

Open Days and Tours

 

Reception Admissions September 2022

Before submitting a reception application we strongly recommend all families read the autumn 2022 edition of the local authority’s ‘We are going to school’’ guide and find out information about the school you are interested in.

We are going to school – Autumn 2022 prospectus

For all children born from 1 September 2017 and 31 August 2018 inclusive, their parents/carers will need to apply for a reception class place in an infant or primary school for September 2022 entry.

The national closing date for on time reception applications is the 15th January 2022.
The national offer date for on time reception applicants is 16th April 2022.

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

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

  • Attends our nursery
  • Has a brother or sister attending this school.

Information about Reception Admissions Process for September 2022 Entry

London Borough of Newham’s Determined Arrangements for 2022/23 (entry from September 2022) Admission Arrangements
Link to Pan London eAdmissions portal – opens 1 September 2021 for September 2022 reception applications
Pan London Co-ordinated Admissions

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.


 

Nursery Admissions

Gallions Nursery School has a 52 place nursery. Children are eligible to be admitted to the nursery once they turn three.

Our nursery runs morning and afternoon 15 hours part time places as well as full time 30 hour places available for for parents who meet the criteria.

To register for a place at Nursery please complete this form:

Once you have completed this form we will be in touch with you to discuss availability and registration.

Order of Admissions

Children are admitted in age order depending on their date of birth. All children who are in the catchment area will be admitted before those outside it unless they already have a sibling at the school. The main admissions point of the year is the Autumn Term. Subsequent spaces may become available if children leave Gallions Nursery.

Children attend Gallions Nursery for up to three terms and will usually start at age three, becoming four by the end of the nursery year (August). Children born in September are admitted first, followed by children with October birthdays and so on.

If all children born from September to August were admitted during the academic year, the next cohort of September birthdays would be contacted and given the opportunity of a longer time in the nursery. Within each birth month children are contacted in order of how long they have been on the waiting list.


 

In-year applications

If a family arrives in Newham during the school year 2021/2022 and their child needs a school place they must complete an In Year form naming their preferred schools.

School places are usually offered within 10 days. The place offered may not be at the school the family prefers, as that school may not have a suitable place available.

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

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.


 

Open days and Tour of the School

There are no current planned open days or tours.

Please contact the school office for more information.