Part of the Learning in Harmony Trust

"In the Learning in Harmony Trust, we work in harmony to achieve excellence for all. We live and breathe our values and focus on doing things the right way, providing the perfect environment for all our children to flourish and succeed. And with a diverse range of schools in two contrasting locations, we offer a unique opportunity for professionals looking for a challenging and rewarding career in a supportive, creative and forward-thinking environment."
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Hartley Primary School



Nursery Admission

We accept names for the Nursery Class waiting lists from two years old however, we cannot guarantee a place. Nursery places are then allocated to children the term after their 3rd birthday.

To download a Nursery waiting list registration form, please click here

Starting Primary School - September 2019

  • 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.
  • Your guide to starting Primary School in Newham: click here
  • View the Primary school Fact Finder: click here
  • Read the eAdmissions information leaflet on applying: click here
  • You can apply for a Primary school place through the eAdmissions website: click here
  • The national closing date for applications is 15 January 2019. Any applications after the closing date will be treated as late.

Admission for In Year applications (Current Academic Year) 

 'In Year' School Admissions Application 
Determined Admission Arrangements for 2019 entry
 LB Newham Primary School Admissions web pages

Admissions for Reception to Year 6 

The Governing Body of Upton Cross Primary School and the Learning In Harmony Trust, have adopted the Local Authority’s Determined Arrangements. 

Starting Secondary School - September 2019

  • Your guide to Secondary schools in Newham: click here
  • View the secondary school Fact Finder: click here
  • Read the admission rules for each school you wish to apply: click here
  • Read the eAdmissions information leaflet on applying: click here
  • You can apply for a secondary school place through the eAdmissions website: click here
  • The national closing date for applications is 31 October 2018. Any applications after the closing date will be treated as late.

Useful links for all school admissions

 LB Newham School Fact Finder
 Ace Education - Independent Advice for Parents and Carers
 LB Newham Starting School Guide Autumn 2018/19 Edition 
 LB Newham Starting Secondary School Guide Autumn 2018/19 Edition

Determined Admission Arrangements for entry from September 2019

Oversubscription criteria – how we offer school places

Following the formal consultation between 5 December 2017 and 31 January 2018  the Trustee Board of the Learning in Harmony Multi Academy Trust have adopted the London Borough of Newham Determined Arrangements for entry into school from September 2019. 

The main changes for 2019 admissions are: 

  • A single document for infant, junior, primary and secondary school admissions.
  • Removal of catchment areas and the associated catchment area priority for infant, junior and primary schools. This change was introduced to remove a barrier to admission at the most geographically local schools, due to the local set historic boundaries of a catchment areas. 
  • Inclusion of ‘School staff children’ as an oversubscription priority group. This is to assist local schools in recruiting and retaining staff by prioritising admission of staff children to their schools and will help ensure we have no barriers to recruitment especially where there is a demonstrable skills shortage, such as maths and science. 
  • Inclusion of ‘Service children’ as an oversubscription priority group. This change complements the council’s Cabinet approved housing allocations policy which prioritises Service children whose parent/carers have previously served, or are currently serving the country.

Further information can be obtained by clinking the link below.

2017/18 + 2018/19
Key Points for Normal Admissions (also known as planned admissions)

For reception classes and year 3 classes in junior schools for the academic year 2017/18 starting in September 2017. All families with children with a date of birth 1 September 2012 and 31 August 2013 inclusive must apply to their home authority irrespective of the location of their preferred school. This means families living in Newham must apply to London Borough of Newham, Pupil Services. For admissions purposes, the home borough is where the child’s lives and not where there parent/carer live if this is different.

Pupil Services will communicate by a secure method with other Admissions Authorities in Newham and outside of the borough, where preferences are not Newham maintained schools to determine the outcome and offer the highest single offer available to each family who apply.

Newham Pupil Services will notify all Newham applicants in writing of the outcome of any application even where the offered school is not located in Newham. Where families have applied online using the Pan London Eadmissions their outcome will also be electronically available.

2017/18 + 2018/19
Key Points for In Year Admissions
(previously known as late arrivals, mid term or mid phase admissions) 

For ‘In Year’ admissions and for Reception 2017/8 entry where the late application is being submitted after 31 August 2017:
• Newham residents wanting to apply for any schools located in Newham expect Chobham Academy or St. Luke’s CoE Primary School must use LB Newham’s ‘In Year’ common application form (CAF)
• Newham residents wanting to apply for schools outside of the borough must check the website for the borough where the school is located to obtain details of the application process.
• Families from outside of Newham who want to apply for a school/academy located in Newham must apply direct to LB Newham Pupil Services Newham Pupil Services will notify the family and their home borough of the outcome.

Parents/carers living in Newham have the right to name six preferences for the schools they would prefer their child to attend, using our common application form (CAF) which can be obtained at, requested by phone on 020 8430 2000 or by post from:

Pupil Services
P.O. Box 69972,
E16 9DG