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Sir John Heron Primary School

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Reception Admissions

Starting School for the first time (Reception)


In Newham, children start primary school (Reception) in the school year during which they have their fifth birthday. Entry is in September.


We inform all parents with children on our waiting list when it is time to apply for your child’s Reception place. If your child’s name is not on our waiting list, you can come to the school and pick up a 'Starting School' booklet.

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


If your child was born between 1 September 2014 and 31 August 2015, you will need to apply for a reception class place in primary school for September 2019. The closing date for applications is 15th January 2019.


The link to Pan London eAdmissions portal opens for September 2019 applications on 1 September 2018. You can access the portal here:


Please click the links below for more information on Reception admission for entry from September 2019: