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Admissions

Fairlop Primary School is mainly a three  form entry community school,  (with one year group being four form) educating children from the ages of 5 to 11 (Key Stage 1 & 2). The school also has a Pre-School offering 15 hour and extended 30 hour provision for 3 and 4 year olds.

Applying for a school place
Our school follows the Redbridge Local Authority Admissions Arrangements and policy.
Details of the current school admissions can be found here.

2021/22
The Local Authority’s determined Admission Arrangements for 2021-2022 and the updated Fair Access Protocol are now available on the Redbridge website at the following links:
https://www.redbridge.gov.uk/schools/school-consultations/
https://www.redbridge.gov.uk/schools/strategies-plans-and-policy/

Visits to the school
You are most welcome to visit the school after you have received a letter from Redbridge Admissions confirming your child’s place. Please contact the School Office.

Once your child has been offered a place
Once your child has been offered a place at Fairlop Primary School, please read the information on our school prospectus page. You will need to complete the Pupil Admission Form before your child starts school.

Pre-School
If you wish to apply for a place at Fairlop Primary School Pre-School, you should apply to the school office. 
A child's name may be entered after their second birthday to assist with forward planning. Applications for places in Fairlop’s Pre-School should be made directly to the school, in line with the Redbridge guidelines for 'applying for a nursery place in school'.

Admissions are considered as follows:
1. “Looked after” children and children previously looked after but immediately after being looked after became subject to an adoption, residence order or special guardianship order.  A looked after child is a child who is in the care of a local authority as defined by section 22 of the Children Act 1989.
2. Exceptional medical or social reasons, which should be supported by a qualified professional directly involved with the child and will be considered by the Authority's medical or psychological advisers. Only where it is agreed that admission to that school is essential will an exception to the general policy be made.
3. Siblings, with preference to older children according to their date of birth, preference will only be given to those with siblings who will still be in attendance at the date of admission. Sibling session preferences will then determine the group sizes for extended Pre-School provision and 15 hour sessions.
4. All other applicants, with preference to older children according to their date of birth.
5. Extended Pre-School provision places will be offered to non siblingThe oldest children will be offered an available place regardless of their preference, e.g. if a morning place has been requested but only an afternoon place is available, this will be offered before offering it to a younger child who has requested a morning place.

Note - In each category, the tie-break will be the shortest measured walking distance as measured by a Geographic Information System from the child’s home to the main entrance of the school using public roads and recognised footpaths. It should be noted that when measurements involve flats in the same block, the distance will be to the entrance of each individual flat.  

Admission to our Pre-School does not guarantee admission to the main school, application for which must be made in via the local authority.
Please note the statutory right to appeal does not  apply to admissions to pre-school classes.

The Pre-School is part of the Early Years Foundation Stage (EYFS). Information regarding the 'Fairlop Primary School EYFS’ can be found in the Pre-School page on this website.