There are different arrangements for children starting our school for the first time and for children starting at a later date.  As a school, we follow the local authority’s admissions procedures which can be found at:

Nursery admissions

As a school we hold our own records for admission to the nursery.  We will accept children’s names on a completed application form for the nursery waiting list, from their second birthday. Once your child is on our waiting list, we cannot guarantee you a place but we do try to offer all children at least three terms in the nursery before entry into school. 
In the summer term before the children’s planned start in September, the school will offer places according to the local authority’s admission procedures and will contact parents/carers accordingly.  The offer for your child will be a half day session, either morning or afternoon.
Please contact the school office for an application form.

Starting School for the first time – reception class

In Newham, any child whose 4th birthday falls between 1st September and 31st August will be entitled to start school full time in reception at the beginning of the academic year. To register your child at our school, please contact the Local Authority or your nursery school in the September before your child’s fourth birthday for an information booklet and application form. Alternatively, to make sure you apply on time, apply online at from September before the closing date usually in the middle of January.

In the term before your child’s admission is due, you will receive a letter from the Local Authority whether a place is offered and if not, you will be given your statutory right to appeal. If you are offered a place, write, or complete the acceptance/refusal letter provided by the Local Authority within two weeks from the offer date, otherwise you might lose it.
Please note that if your child has a place at Carpenters Nursery, you are not automatically guaranteed a place in reception at Carpenters.

Moving to the school from another primary school - 2017-2018

You will need to apply as soon as possible, online to the Local Authority at If offered a place an appointment will be made to see the Headteacher within two weeks from the offer date. At the meeting bring proof of your child’s date of birth (only passport, birth certificate or NASS document if you are an asylum seeker); and proof of your address (only current Council Tax Bill, Housing Benefit Letter, rent book for council housing or council tenancy agreement and one utility bill.

For Newham Schools where the Local Authority is the Admission Authority (community and voluntary controlled schools)

Admission for entry from September 2016 (2017/8 current academic year)

Starting Primary School for entry from September 2018

Starting Secondary School for entry September 2018

Useful links for all schools admissions