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Admissions Policy

The Eko Trust follows the London Borough of Newham admissions policy:

Admissions to primary school (Reception to Year 6)

The London Borough of Newham is the Admission Authority for this school who organise all admissions centrally. Application forms are available online or through contacting the council 020 8430 2000.

Admission for entry 'in year' school places (2018/19 academic year):

​Primary Schools: http://www.newham.gov.uk/Pages/Services/Admissions-primary-school.aspx

Admission for entry from September 2019 (2019/20 academic year):


School Fact Finder:  http://www.newham.gov.uk/Pages/Services/Schools-Directory.aspx

Admission to Nursery

Unlike admissions to main school, nursery admissions are handled directly by the school. All parents are welcome to fill in an application form for a nursery place as soon as their child is 2 1/2 years old. It is important to note that a nursery place does not guarantee a place in any particular primary school. Equally, parents keep the same right to a primary school place even if they do not take up a nursery place.

Children are eligible to start Nursery as soon as they turn three years old.

Parents are not able to appeal for a nursery place but can try a different nursery.

Supply And Demand

Our nursery classes are currently able to take a maximum of 52 part time children. If there are more children than the number of places available, places are offered:

first to children who will get one term in nursery before starting primary school

then to children who will get two terms in nursery and so on.

In Each Age Group We Admit Children In This Order:

Children who live locally and have a brother or sister at the school

Children who live locally but don’t have a brother or sister at the school

Children who live elsewhere in Newham and have a brother or sister at the school

Children who live elsewhere in Newham but don’t have a brother or sister at the school

If a decision has to be made between children in one of the groups, a place is given to the child who lives nearest to the school by walking distance. If there are any places remaining then these are offered to other children using rules 1,2,3,4.

Once a place in a nursery class has been offered the staff will make a home visit. This is an opportunity for the staff to meet the child and family in their home environment where the child often feels secure and safe. It provides the family with the opportunity to share any important information with the staff and for the staff to explain how the nursery day is run. Parents are required to show proof of address (Council Tax bill, Tenancy agreement) and proof of the child’s date of birth (birth certificate) at the home visit.

Parents are encouraged to stay with their child in nursery until the child is settled and feels secure enough to be left. This settling in period varies according to each child.