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We believe that children who come to St Edward’s have an excellent start to their education.

The warm and welcoming family feel of our school, coupled with our highly skilled staff and the high expectations we have of all who work and learn here, makes our school a special place to be.

Why St Edward's?

  • Ofsted rated 'Good' in May 2019 with the inspectors saying that 'there is effective teaching across the school... with strong subject knowledge and appropriate challenge for pupils, including the most able';
  • Our Church School Inspection (October 2019) rated us as ‘Excellent’ saying that ‘consistently high quality teaching ensures all, including the most vulnerable, make at least good, and often accelerated progress from their various starting points.
  • Our Key Stage 2 results in 2019 exceeded national averages in all areas;
  • Our children are polite, well mannered and very well behaved, with our strong Christian values permeating all we do, whilst still being inclusive of church and non-church attending families;
  • We offer wrap-around child care, with our breakfast and after school being available from 7:30am until 6pm.

We would love to show you around our school. Please contact the school office to arrange a time that is suitable for you to visit by calling on 01708 745971 or emailing contact@stedwardsva.net.

More information about our school can be found in our prospectus.  You can see more about what we do at St Edward's on our Facebook Page too.

Applying for a place in our Nursery

Our Nursery places are not currently based on church attendance. We have some children who attend for 15 hours a week and some children, who are eligible for Government funding or self-funded, attend for up to 30 hours a week.  

We admit a small number of two year olds, during the term that they have their third birthday.  

More information about our Nursery can be found here

To apply for a place, please fill in our Nursery application form and return it to Mrs Petre, our Admissions Officer, via the School Office or email it to contact@stedwardsva.net 

Our Nursery places fill up very quickly and we therefore advise that you apply early to avoid disappointment.

Applying for a place in our Reception cohort 

As a voluntary aided Church of England Primary school, St Edward’s has adopted its own admissions procedures.

The school has an admission number of 90 in Reception Year.

If under-subscribed, the school will admit all applicants. If oversubscribed, the school will admit children under two categories.

Group 1

Up to 72 places will be allocated to applicants based on church membership. Parents applying under this criterion must complete the Supplementary Information Form which is available below or from the school office.

Due to churches being closed due the COVID-19 pandemic, this will be taken into account when considering SIF forms. If you have any questions regarding this, please do contact the school office.

Application process:

  + Complete online application here     AND

  + Complete a SIF form (Supplementary Information Form) and email or post it to the School Office.

Group 2

A minimum of 18 places will be allocated to community applicants. Parents applying under this criterion do not need to complete the Supplementary Information form. For children admitted under this criterion, a specific or order of precedence has been written to decide the order in which children are offered the places. 

Application process:

  Complete an online application here     

  x You do not need to complete a SIF (Supplementary Information Form).

Applying for an In-year Transfer 

If we have a vacancy in a year group, we may be able to offer places to new children throughout the academic year. This can be applicable for parents who have just moved into the area or for those who wish to move their child to a new school. 

Parents can apply for a place at the Havering School Admissions website here.

If your child has an Education Health and Care Plan (EHCP), there is a different process for dealing with school transfers. To discuss moving your child’s school, please contact the Special Educational Needs team on 01708 431885 or via sen@havering.gov.uk. You can also contact our school Inclusion Manager (Mrs Marsden) via our school office at contact@stedwardsva.net for more information. 

 

 

Below you can find more information on these processes. Further information, and copies of documents, can also be obtained by contacting the school office. Our admissions officer would be happy to support you in filling in the forms if needed.

Admissions Arrangements for 2020-2021

 Admissions Arrangements for 2021-2022Additional Notes for Parents

Additional Information- CTE Members ListAdditional Information- Guideline Notes for Ministers of Religion

Supplementary Information Form- Reception to Year 6

Nursery Application Form