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 schools admissions officer 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. Parents are only contacted once a space becomes available.
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 -
When applying for Upton Cross Primary School, you will be given the option to select either site. These are Upton Cross Primary School and Upton Cross Primary School - Kirton Road.
The Governing Body of Upton Cross Primary School and the Learning In Harmony Trust, have adopted the Local Authority’s Determined Arrangements.
If your child was born between 1st September 2015 and 31st August 2016, you will need to apply for a reception class place in an infant or primary school for September 2020.
If your child was born between 1st September 2016 and 31st august 2017, you will need to apply for a reception class place in an infant or primary school for September 2021.
If your child lives in Newham you will need to apply via London Borough of Newham. But if your child lives outside Newham, but you want him or her to go to school in Newham, you will need to apply through the local authority in the borough you live in.
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 schools
Primary to Secondary Transfer for September 2021
Reception Admission for September 2021 entry
For all children born from 1 September 2016 and 31 August 2017 inclusive, their parents/carers will need to apply for a reception class place in an infant or primary school for September 2021 entry.
Starting Primary School Autumn 2020 Edition
National closing date for on-time reception applications 15 January 2021
National offer date for on-time reception applicants 16 April 2021
All reception 2021 applications must be made through the family’s home local authority.
For children living in Newham, families must apply via the 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
Before submitting a reception 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.
Information about the reception process for September 2021 entry
London Borough of Newham’s Determined Arrangements for the 2021/2022 (entry from September 2021)
Link to Pan London eAdmissions portal
The Pan London eAdmissions portal opens 1st September 2020 for September 2021 reception applications.
Guidance on creating an eAdmissions account and applying
Guidance on how to create an eAdmissions account can be found here.
Pan London Co-ordinated Scheme
We recommend you use the Newham School Finder tool to determine the location of your preferred Newham schools and calculate home to school distances.
Helping your child learn
Parents can help their children learn to read by listening to them read at home regularly.
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.