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Joining a school for the first time can be a little worrying for some children so the admission process is given a high priority at Gordon Primary School. Any parent or carer considering admission for their child is very welcome to contact the school to arrange a visit. Applications for admission into the Nursery Unit should be made to the school but enrolment at other times is the responsibility of the Local Education Authority.
 
Each school and Nursery class has an agreed number of children to admit each year.
 
Nursery
 
If you want your child to attend our Nursery you should apply directly to the school. If there are more children than places available, priority will be given in the following order:
 
A)     Looked after children – those in the care of the Local Authority
B)     children with a Statement of Educational Needs or where is it is agreed that it is essential for the child to be admitted to the school on exceptional grounds
C)    children with siblings who are already on roll at the school and will still be on roll at the school when the child is admitted
D)    the child’s date of birth, with preference given to older children
 
If allocated a place, children will usually start in the Nursery in the September after their third birthday.
 
Reception
 
Children normally start infant or primary school during the September of the year in which they are five. Parents should apply to the Admissions Section of the Education Department. The Local Education Authority has a form for parents to complete for admission to Reception classes and this will be supplied by the school to parents who have children on roll in the nursery. Other parents should contact the Education Department for a form.
Should there be more applications than spaces available then priority will be given as detailed above.
 
A)      Looked after children – those in the care of the Local Authority
B)      children with a Statement of Educational Needs or where is it is agreed that it is essential for the child to be admitted to the school on exceptional grounds
C)     children with siblings who are already on roll at the school and will still be on roll at the school when the child is admitted
D)     children living nearest to the school based on the shortest measured walking distance as measured by a Geographical Information System from the child’s home to the main entrance of the school using public roads and recognised footpaths
 
More Information
 
Parents and carers needing to apply for their child to join the school at other times should contact the Admissions Section (Education), Lynton House, High Rd, Ilford (Tel: 0208 708 3147/3127).    Further information about the admissions procedure can be obtained from the same office or from the school office.

Please note that Admission Criteria may change due to Government and Local Authority policies