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Drew Primary School


We follow the London Borough of Newham admissions policy.

That identifies the following admissions criteria:

  • Children who live locally and have a brother or sister in the school.
  • Children who do not live locally but do have a brother or sister in the school, provided that a place was not available at the local school for that brother or sister.
  • Other children who live locally.
  • Other children whether or not they live in Newham.

Admission for entry from September 2018 (2018/9 current academic year)

Reception admission for entry from September 2019

Primary to secondary transition for entry September 2019

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If a decision has to be made between children in one of the above groups, the place is given to the child who lives nearest to the school by walking distance.

Once a place becomes available for your child you will be invited to attend an admission interview and you will be informed of a start date. Except for children joining the Nursery or Reception, children generally start school on a Monday.

You will need to bring with you; your child’s birth certificate and proof of address. Further details will be provided in the letter inviting you to attend the admission interview.

Nursery Admissions

Children are admitted to the Nursery according to strictly applied age criteria.

Children cannot be offered a place until they have passed their third birthday and then only if a place is available. In order to be offered a place in our nursery, children need to be toilet trained and out of nappies. Parents/carers may register their child for a Nursery place with the School Office at any time. You will then be invited to attend an admission interview and meet the Nursery staff prior to being offered a place.

Children from the Nursery do not automatically transfer to the Reception class. The admission criteria for the Reception class are the same as those listed above for the main school. For those children who obtain a place the school follows Newham’s policy for the admission of Rising 5’s.

Admission Appeals

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