Lancasterian Primary School

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  • A safe and welcoming learning community where:
  • - we all aim high;
  • - everyone is included;
  • - creativity is valued.

    Admissions into Nursery is dealt with directly by the school. If a child is admitted into the Nursery, it does not guarantee them a place in the Reception Class. Reception Class places and admissions to other year groups are dealt with by the Local Authority. To apply and find out information on your child's admission visit the Haringey Council Admissions information page please follow the link below.

    Haringey Council School Admissions

    Admissions to Reception

    All children are admitted to a Reception Class in the September of the academic year of their fifth birthday. 

    It is important that when your child starts school staff have the opportunity to spend some time with each child, getting to know them and encouraging them to feel happy and secure in their new surroundings. To enable this to happen smoothly, we admit the children gradually. When children start school, they initially stay for the morning session only. The school day is gradually lengthened over two weeks until they are ready to stay all day.

    Starting school during the year

    Even if your child has already attended a school elsewhere, starting again somewhere new can be a worrying experience for some children. It may be appropriate for your child to stay for the morning only or at least go home for lunch-time for the first few days until they begin to settle.

    Oversubscription criteria

    Children with a statement of Special Educational Needs which names the school will be admitted in accordance with Section 324 of the Education Act 1996.

    If the number of applicants without statements of educational needs naming the school is higher than the number of places available, the following rules will be applied, in the order of priority set out below to decide who will be offered a place:

    1) Children in Care
    Children who are looked after by a local authority or were previously looked after but immediately after being looked after, became subject to an adoption, residence, or special guardianship order.

    Children in care mean children who are in care of a local authority in accordance with Section 22 Children Act 1989.

    2) Social Medical
    Children who the Authority accepts have an exceptional medical or social need for a place at one specific school. Applications will only be considered under this category if they are supported by a written statement from a doctor, social worker or other relevant independent professional. The information must confirm the exceptional medical or social need and demonstrate how the specified school is the only school that can meet the defined needs of the child.

    3) Brother or Sister
    Children with a brother or sister already attending the school and who will still be attending on the date of admission. This category includes foster brothers and sisters, half brothers and sisters or stepbrothers and sisters. Parents should note that in all these cases, the brother or sister must be living at the same address as the child for whom the application is being made.

    4) Distance
    Children living closest to the preferred school.

    Tie breaker

    The tie breaker for all criteria is: children living closest to the school measured in a straight line from the post office address point for the child’s home, to the post office address point of the school, supplied by the Royal Mail using a computerised mapping system. The tiebreak for two or more applications that live exactly the same distance from the school will be random allocation using a computerised system.


    If only one place is available at the school and the next child who qualifies for a place is one of multiple birth siblings, we will ask community schools to go over their published admission number.

    DEFERRED PLACES – before compulsory school age

    The Council must provide for the admission of all children in the September following their fourth birthday. However...
    a) parents can request that the date their child is admitted to school is deferred until later in the academic year or until the term in which the child reaches compulsory school age, and
    b) parents can request that their child takes up the place part-time until the child reaches compulsory school age.
    Requests to be educated out of chronological year group, will be considered on a case by case basis at the time of application.