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Admission to Reception​​​​​​

Admissions to Reception at Churchfields Infants' School must be made online to the London Borough of Redbridge Primary School Admissions using the online eAdmissions form.  Applications must be submitted by 15th January 2024.

For all admission queries please contact:

Redbridge Admissions, Lynton House, 255-259 High Road, Ilford, Essex IG1 1NN    

Tel:  020 8708 3121 or click the link to be directed to the Redbridge website Redbridge  



Tours of the School 

We encourage prospective parents to visit us, so you can decide if this is the school for your child. We deliberately host our tours during the school day so you can really see our school in action. You will be able to meet the Headteacher, listen to a short presentation and ask questions.

Please note that tours for children starting Reception in September 2024 have now taken place

We will organise tours for prospective parents of children starting in Reception 2025 from September 2024.  Details of how to book will be posted on this page nearer the time.


Admission to Nursery

We would like to invite parents and carers to an open evening on Wednesday 10th January when you can come and view the nursery, chat to the nursery teachers and ask any questions you might have. Feel free to drop in between 5 and 6 pm - no need to book.   

We also have one last tour on Thursday 11th January at 10:00am. Please email or call the school office on 0208 505 0386 to book a space.

Please take a look at our nursery prospectus by clicking on the following link Nursery Prospectus 

From September 2023 Churchfields Nursery will have 75 spaces (15 morning, 15 afternoon and 45 full-time).  Children are admitted into our Nursery in the academic year of their 4th birthday.  In certain circumstances we may be able to admit children to our Nursery in the school term AFTER their third birthday.  This is only IF there are spaces available.

Applications for Nursery places must be made directly to the school using the application form below.  Please either print the form and bring it into the nursery office, or complete it electronically and email it back to the school via our admin email address:  Once your application form is received by the school your child will be added to the waiting list for the appropriate year, which is the academic year of their 4th birthday.

The table below may be helpful in confirming when your application needs to be made and the academic year you can expect your child to start in our nursery.  

Child's date of birth Academic year intake Application deadline
1 Sep 2019 - 31 Aug 2020 Sep 2023 - Aug 2024 31 Jan 2023
1 Sep 2020 - 31 Aug 2021 Sep 2024 - Aug 2025 31 Jan 2024
1 Sep 2021 - 31 Aug 2022 Sep 2025 - Aug 2026 31 Jan2025
1 Sep 2022 - 31 Aug 2023 Sep 2026 - Aug 2027 31 Jan 2026

Please read our "Nursery Information" before completing the application form.

        Nursery Information

        Nursery Application form

All parents are entitled to 15 hours of free Early Years education for their child each week (i.e. 5 sessions of 3 hours per day for 38 weeks).  Some parents may be eligible for 30 hours of free Early Years education. 

Please refer to the following guidance should you have queries on eligibility and accessing the funding. Please do not apply for funding before your child's 3rd birthday as it will give an ineligible result.

Eligibility and Accessing Funding

For children attending the nursery 30 hours a week (i.e. both sessions with a break for lunch) we make a small charge for lunchtime supervision.  Currently, this charge is £6 per day (£30 per week).

If you are not eligible for 30 hours funding but wish for your child to take up a 30 hour place, you must be prepared to pay for the additional 15 hours a week.  Currently, this charge is £20 per day (£100 per week). 

The statutory right to appeal does not apply to admission to nursery.

Please note, a place in nursery DOES NOT guarantee that your child will be admitted to the main school.   You will need to apply for a Reception place between September 1st and January 15th, the year before your child is due to start school.


Other documents you may find useful are listed below:

Churchfields, South Woodford, London, E18 2RB

0208 505 0386