Infant to junior school transfer process

If your child was born between 1 September 2016 and 31 August 2017 you may need to apply for a junior school place for September 2024.

All parents living in Havering with a child in Year 2 at any infant school must submit an application.

Applications can be made for up to 6 junior schools.

This does not apply to:

  • children currently attending a primary school in Havering or a neighbouring authority, and whose parent wishes for them to move to year 3 in the same school
  • children currently attending a primary school and you wish to transfer your child to a Year 3 place at a different primary school in September 2023 (an In-Year application will need to be made in this case)

Please read the 'Transferring to a Havering Junior School in September' booklet before applying.

Read the Transferring to a Havering Junior School in September booklet on the issuu website

Community junior schools admissions criteria

  1. Looked after children and all children who were adopted (or subject to child arrangements orders or special guardianship orders) immediately following having been looked after, including those children who appear (to the admission authority) to have been in state care outside of England and ceased to be in state care as a result of being adopted.

  2. Children who attend the partner infant school and are transferring between year 2 and year 3.

  3. Exceptional medical or exceptional social grounds.

  4. A child whose brother or sister (sibling) currently attends the school or partner infant / junior school (not a nursery class attached to the school), and is expected to still be attending that school at the intended date of admission.

  5. Children whose parent is employed at the desired school as either a teaching assistant or qualified teacher for a minimum of 0.6fte (16.5 hours teaching staff) and has been employed for at least 2 years at the time of submitting the application.

  6. The distance of the home address from the school, as measured by a straight line from the school, those pupils living nearer the school being given higher priority.

Junior schools that are academies or voluntary aided schools may have different admissions arrangements, you should contact the school or visit their website for more information.

Junior schools are not allowed to reserve places for individual pupils and therefore, it is very important that you apply on time to ensure you do not miss out on an offer.

Community Junior Schools

  • Crownfield Junior
  • Squirrels Heath Junior
  • Towers Junior

Academy and Voluntary Aided Junior Schools

  • Ardleigh Green Junior
  • Drapers’ Brookside Junior
  • Langtons Junior Academy
  • Rise Park Junior
  • Scargill Junior
  • Upminster Junior
  • Whybridge Junior


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