Admissions Criteria for Scotts Primary School
Havering Council (the Local Authority) is the admission authority for all community schools in the London Borough of Havering. This means that it is the Council’s responsibility to set the admissions criteria and make the decisions as to which pupils are admitted to this school.
The admission arrangements can be viewed on the following page:
Applications for children to start Reception in September must be made via your home Local Authority. For parents that live in Havering this website is www.eadmissions.org.uk
Information for parents wishing to transfer their child to this school from another school (In Year Applications) can be found here www.havering.gov.uk/admissions/inyear
When year groups are full (limited by the Governing Body to 60 places at Scotts and by the statutory limit of 30 places in all infant classes), the Local Authority operate a waiting list system. There is also an appeal process for children who have not obtained a place in the school of their choice.
The London Borough of Havering carries out checks on parental addresses to ensure consistency and fairness. Where inconsistencies are found, these are followed up rigorously and offers may be withdrawn.
The school operates a ‘Parent and Toddler’ programme during the summer term. This is for parents and their pre-school children who will be admitted into school for the first time in the following September. The aim of these visits is to familiarise children and parents with the school and its routines.
We also work in partnership with local secondary schools to ensure a smooth transition from Year 6 to Year 7. This may be through the facilitation of ‘taster’ days, meeting visiting staff from secondary schools or visits to the schools themselves. The majority of our pupils go on to local secondary schools, such as Abbs Cross, Sanders, Hall Mead and Emerson Park. Others have gone on to attend Harrow School, Westminster School and Coopers Coburn and Company.
Visits to our school are welcomed. Please contact the School Office if you wish to arrange a visit.