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Prospective Parent Tours for Reception September 2023


School Tour Dates Autumn Term 2022

Please be advised that we have arranged a series of school information tours for parents and carers considering applying to the school to start in Reception in September 2023.  All tours will take place on a Wednesday at 9.30am and last for approximately one hour.











Please call the office to book onto a tour.


Wanstead Church School's Admissions Arrangements


Wanstead Church School is a Voluntary Aided school within the London Borough of Redbridge and the Diocese of Chelmsford. We are a one-form entry Primary with a Nursery unit as part of the school.


The Nursery operates a morning session each day (3 hours). There is provision for 24 children each morning. In both Key Stage 1 and Key Stage 2 there is one class per year group. Each class has a maximum of 30 pupil places and one full-time teacher. The school therefore has a capacity of 234 pupils including Nursery places.


Admission to the Nursery is made directly with the school. Places are available for children from the term after they turn 3 years old.  The deadline for applications for September is 1st June each year.  Applications for the terms thereafter will be considered as they are received.  In the event of over subscription, the published over subscription criteria are used to offer places and a waiting list made.


Admission to the main school in Reception Year is made by:


  1. Application to the London Borough of Redbridge and

  2. Providing the school with a ‘Supplementary Information Form’


The school is its own admitting authority and will rank all applications received using the published admission criteria.


Offers are made to the highest ranking 30 applications and all others are placed on a waiting list. If parents/carers wish to remain on the waiting list at the end of the forthcoming academic year, they should formally request the school to do so, otherwise the waiting list will be cleared and any future requests would require a new application.


Admission to the school at other times other than the normal entry at Reception, is made to the Local Authority. If a place is available in a requested year group, all current applications, including those on the waiting list, are re-ranked in strict accordance with the admission criteria, and a place is offered to the highest ranking application.


Parents and carers are able to appeal to an independent body in circumstances where applications are not successful. Appeal forms can be obtained from the school.

Admissions to Nursery for 2022

If you wish to appeal, please use this link to complete your appeal online. Please do NOT use ANY other appeal form or send your form to your local authority. It is suggested that you download the explanatory booklet about appeals which you should read before you complete the appeal form. Booklet Link  

Admissions to Secondary School