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Thank you for considering Gascoigne Primary School for your child’s primary education. You are very welcome to visit the school to have a look for yourself and meet our very friendly team. Visits to the school can be arranged by contacting the school’s main office.  One of our Admin Team will usually lead a tour of the school and a member of the Senior Leadership Team will also be pleased to meet you.

If your child has additional or special educational needs or disabilities, our Inclusion Managers would also be happy to meet with you to discuss provision for your child.

Our school is currently 5 forms of entry with Nursery provision. Our intake for each year group will therefore eventually be 150 with 2 Nursery classes.


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Nursery Admissions

Your child is eligible to start Gascoigne Nursery the term after they turn 3.  You can complete an application form for Gascoigne Nursery once your child turns 2 years old. We will then contact you  when your child is ready to start Nursery. 

If your child is currently attending another nursery, you will need to notify that nursery of your intention to transfer your child to Gascoigne Nursery. Some local nurseries require a month's notice period.

Please collect a Nursery application from either the Gascoigne Road Site or Shaftsbury Site offices. Once you complete the application form, you will need to bring it back to office with the original documents stated below. 

We will require you to produce original documents:

  • Child's FULL Birth Certificate
  • Passport of (a) parent listed on the child's birth certificate
  • Utility Bill or Bank Statement - dated within three months
  • Council Tax Bill - dated within the current financial year

Once this has been seen and confirmed, your child will join our waiting list. You will be contacted when a space is available.

All children are eligible for 15 hours a week Nursery provision, the term after they turn 3. 

We offer this provision as either of the following options to all. 

Morning only sessions - 8:30am - 11:30am (Monday to Friday) 


Afternoon only sessions - 12:30pm = 3:30pm (Monday to Friday)

(We do not offer 2 and a half day sessions)

Full-time places 

You may be eligible for the government 30 hour provision. 

Please check to see if you are eligible here -

Lunch is available for children who are in receipt of the 30 hour provision or paying for the 'top up'. Your child's class teacher will ask you about allergies and dietary preferences once they start.

When to apply for the 30 hour code. 

You can apply from when your child is:

  • 2 years and 36 weeks for 30 hours free childcare
Your child’s birthday When they can get their hours from Recommended time to apply
1 September to 31 December Term starting on or after 1 January 15 October to 30 November
1 January to 31 March Term starting on or after 1 April 15 January to 28 February
1 April to 31 August Term starting on or after 1 September 15 June to 31 July

It is important to share this code with the school office and to apply within the dates above. 


Paying for Full-time provision 

If you are not eligible for the government 30 hour code. You may pay for a full-time place. 

Every child is able to get 15 hours free provision a week. 

We charge £25 per day. £125 a week to 'top up' your child's place. 

If you are paying for this provision, it can only be taken as a whole week. 


If you have any questions about our Nursery, please contact Mr Vickery, Assistant Headteacher, on 


Main School Admissions

For all applications for admissions from Reception to Year 6, please visit the borough's One-Stop Shop.

The Council One-Stop Shop is open on Tuesdays at Dagenham library and on Thursdays at Barking Learning Centre.

Online applications can be made at any time via the LBBD Council Website.

You will need to take:

  • A FULL Birth Certificate and Passport 
  • Utility Bill or Bank Statement and Council Tax Bill - dated within three months

Unfortunately, we are not able to admit children directly into the school. This must always be done via the One-Stop Shop or via the online system.

If you need any further information, please contact the school office on 020 8270 4291

Nursery Transfer to Reception

Please note that your child does not automatically transfer from nursery to reception.

You will receive a booklet via the Nursery Class Teacher; you will need to apply online for your child's place.  No places are guaranteed, and you must apply even if your child has a place in our nursery.  If you do not follow the process in the booklet, you put your chance of getting a place at your preferred school at risk.

Year 6 Transfer to Secondary School

You will receive a booklet via your child's class teacher; you will need to apply online for your child's place. No places are guaranteed, and you must apply before the closing date, 31st October. If you do not follow the process in the booklet, you put your chance of getting a place at your preferred school at risk.

Reception - Secondary School Admissions

The Admissions Team offer as many places as possible based on the admission criteria as long as forms and requested documents are returned by the closing date.  If you do not fill in all sections of your form, or you do not send the relevant documents to the Admissions Team, your application will not be processed.

We would strongly recommend you complete all the options available for your choice of schools, even if there are only a couple of schools that you would prefer.

Admissions Contact Information

Admissions Team
Town Hall, 1 Town Square,
IG11 7LU

If you need help completing your child's admissions application, our Family Liaison Practitioners or Office Staff are available to support with this. Please enquire within the school office.

Get in touch

Gascoigne Primary School Gascoigne Road, Barking, Essex, IG11 7DR

Gascoigne Shaftesburys, Shaftesburys, Barking, Essex, IG11 7JA

020 8270 4291