Applying for a place in Nursery in 2019

Goresbrook School’s Nursery opened in September 2015 for 3 year-olds, in the new state-of-the-art building on the school site. If you are interested in applying for a Nursery place, please click here. Applications for Nursery will be managed through the school. The same over-subscription criteria applies for Nursery and Reception.

Applying for a place in Reception 2019

Goresbrook School is open to children of all backgrounds and abilities. All 90 places in Reception are free of charge. All applications for Reception places are completed online through Barking and Dagenham. 

To apply for a Reception place for 2019, please click here.

We still have places available in our current Reception intake. Please visit the one stop shop at Dagenham Library, Heathway to apply for an in-year application.

Applying for a place in Year 7 in 2019

All applications for Year 7 places are completed online through Barking and Dagenham. To apply for a Year 7 place for 2019, please click here.

The Goresbrook School Admissions Policy can be viewed here.

Oversubscription Criteria

If the number of preferences for the school is more than the number of places available, places will be allocated in the following priority order:

  1. Children who are, or were, in Local Authority care;
  2. Children with siblings at the school;
  3. Children who live nearest to the school, measured in kilometers in a straight line (as the crow flies);

If two or more children are ranked equally on any of the above criteria, random allocation will determine which child or children are offered places. In this case, a child or children’s names will be randomly selected from a total list of tied applicants by someone unconnected with the school. 
Pupils with statements of Special Educational Need will not be subject to the application of the oversubscription criteria. They will be allocated a place at Goresbrook School if their statement nominates the school as being the most suitable.

If you have any further questions regarding admissions to Goresbrook School, please contact us.

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