Applying for a place in Nursery in 2024

Goresbrook School’s Nursery opened in September 2015 for 3 year-olds, in the new state-of-the-art building on the school site.  Applications for Nursery are managed through the school. The same over-subscription criteria applies for Nursery and Reception.

Please send all completed applications via email to: primaryadmissions@goresbrookschool.org.uk

Click here to view Nursery Admissions Policy

Click here for the Nursery Application Form for 3 and 4 year olds 2024-2025

Click here for the 2 Years Nursery Application 2023-2024

For low-income families receiving benefits:

Please visit Free early learning | London Borough of Barking and Dagenham (lbbd.gov.uk) and select the ‘’See if you’re eligible box’’ on the 2 years old page. This will take you to the online portal for you to make an application.

For working families:

Please visit Childcare Choices | 30 Hours Childcare, Tax-Free Childcare and More | Help with Costs | GOV.UK for more information and to apply via the government gateway account.

Applying for a place in Reception 2024

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 2024, please click here.

Applying for a place in Year 7 in 2024

All applications for Year 7 places are completed online through Barking and Dagenham.

Please note, that if your child attends Goresbrook Primary, they will be automatically enrolled and have a place within Goresbrook Secondary.

To apply for a Year 7 place for 2024, 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.