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Admissions

Joining a school for the first time can be a little daunting for some children so the admission process is given a high priority at Gordon Primary School. Any parent or carer considering admission for their child is very welcome to contact the school to arrange a visit. Applications for admission into the Nursery should be made to the school but enrolment at other times is the responsibility of the Local Education Authority. Each school and Nursery class has an agreed number of children to admit each year.

 

Nursery

If you want your child to attend our Nursery you should apply directly to the school. If there are more children than places available, priority will be given in the following order:

 

A) Looked after children – those in the care of the Local Authority

B) Children with a Statement of Educational Needs or where is it is agreed that it is essential for the child to be admitted to the school on exceptional grounds

C) Children with siblings who are already on roll at the school and will still be on roll at the school when the child is admitted

D) The child’s date of birth, with preference given to older children

 

If allocated a place, children will usually start in the Nursery in the September after their third birthday.

 

Reception

Children normally start infant or primary school during the September of the year in which they are five. Parents should apply to the Admissions Section of the Education Department. The Local Education Authority has a form for parents to complete for admission to Reception classes and this will be supplied by the school to parents who have children on roll in the nursery. Other parents should contact the Education Department for a form. Should there be more applications than spaces available then priority will be given as detailed below:

 

A) Looked after children – those in the care of the Local Authority

B) Children with a Statement of Educational Needs or where is it is agreed that it is essential for the child to be admitted to the school on exceptional grounds

C) Children with siblings who are already on roll at the school and will still be on roll at the school when the child is admitted

D) Children living nearest to the school based on the shortest measured walking distance as measured by a Geographical Information System from the child’s home to the main entrance of the school using public roads and recognised footpaths

 

Additional Information

Parents and carers needing to apply for their child to join the school at other times should contact the Admissions Team at Lynton House 020 8708 3121.

You can apply for a school place from 1st September 2021 for a reception school place. Please visit Redbridge website.


The deadline for online applications is 15th January 2022

 

The outcome of your application will be sent by email during the evening of 19th April 2022

 

Further information about the admissions procedure can be obtained from the same team.

 

Secondary School Admissions

Apply to start secondary school Year 7 for September 2022. This application applies to children with birthdays from 1 September 2010 to 31 August 2011. This application can only be made online. 

 

If you live in Redbridge, you must apply for a secondary school place through the local authority, even if you are applying for a school outside the borough. If you are not a Redbridge resident, you need to apply through your own council. This includes school places for a Redbridge school. 

 

When to apply

Your children's birthday should fall between 1st September 2010 and 31st August 2011

The application process opened on 1st September 2021 

The deadline for online applications is 31st October 2021

 

Please note that Admission Criteria may change due to Government and Local Authority policies.

Gordon Primary School

Golfe Road, Ilford, EssexIG1 1SU

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