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.
You can register your child for Gascoigne Nursery once your child turns 3 years old. If your child is currently attending at 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.
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 current financial year
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 into 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 at 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
Town Hall, 1 Town Square,
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.