Joining the School

Children are accepted onto the West Ham Church School Nursery admissions list from their 2nd birthday and begin when they are 3 years old.

Please be aware that there is no guarantee that children with a nursery place will obtain a place in one of the schools reception classes. Those parents who wish their children to transfer to the school should send their application forms to the London Borough of Newham by the appropriate deadline.  Please speak to our office staff if you need advice.

Joining the school later

Some children join the school later on or mid-term.  If this is the case, parents are invited to meet the Family Support Worker/Learning Mentor and in some cases, the Headteacher.  New pupils are assigned a Buddy in their new class and can attend Nurture club at lunchtimes with the Learning Mentor to help them settle.  Children will be assessed by class teachers so that they can be grouped at a level that is appropriate for them. 

Moving on - Secondary School Transfer

The transition from primary to secondary schooling can be a difficult and stressful time for parents and children.  In order to minimise this, we run meetings for parents to help to explain the application process and to offer help and advice about gaining entry to the school of their choice.  Visits are also made to West Ham Church School by staff from the local secondary schools who talk to the Year 6 children and answer their questions and concerns about secondary school life.  Transition day visits to the children’s new schools occur during the Summer term.


If a child is not allocated a school place and parents wish to appeal this decision, please contact the London Borough of Newham for more information.

Reception admission for entry from September 2017 (2017-18 Current year)

Primary to secondary transition for entry September 2017 (2017-18 Current year)

Reception admission for entry from September 2019

Primary to secondary transition for entry September 2019

Useful links for all schools admissions