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A welcome notice to our new parents/carers of children joining our Reception classes in September 2020.

Welcome to Dersingham Primary School. We are so pleased that you have chosen our school for your child. We have created this page on our website to ensure we can keep you updated with as much information as possible. 

We are in unprecedented times and as yet we do not know when our school will re-open for pupils starting Reception in September 

However, we do not want this to prevent us getting you and your child ready to start with us . Ordinarily, you would be required to bring your acceptance form and additional information to school in order to accept your place.  However, since school is closed, and to reduce risks associated with public contact, we would like you to do the following 

  1. Email your acceptance of the place Please email us to let us know you are accepting the place for your child the email address is reception2020@dersingham.newham.sch.uk this will be our form of written confirmation & replaces the usual acceptance form we would ordinarily request in school. 
  • Please check your inbox for an email from our Early Years Lead Bethan Scholefield she has attached all the forms you received  in  the post electronically .  
  • The forms should have reached you via post already 
  • We would be grateful if you could complete all the forms do this by the 15th June 2020 if you are able.

Once we are back in school, we will contact you to bring in a copy of your child's birth certificate and proof of address please do not send these documents in just yet.

As soon as we have received your admission forms and recieved your acceptance email we will arrange for a virtual home visit to meet with you and your child. 

As soon as restrictions are lifted we will arrange a meeting for the parents and a session for your child to visit our Reception class. These dates will be shared on our school website and you will also receive a letter confirming the dates and times.

We look forward to getting to know you and your child in the coming months and years.

Both Bethan and I are delighted to share with you a video that we have made to help with your child’s transition to Dersingham Primary.

The video captures what learning is like in our Reception classes and also gives you a chance to hear first hand from our parent community. 

Please keep checking this page on our website and your emails for all communication updates 

Lando Du Plooy.               Bethan Schoelfield 

Headteacher.                     EYFS Lead


Determined Arrangements for the 2021/2022 (entry from September 2021) 

Starting Primary School Autumn 2020 edition

Information about the reception process for September 2021 entry

Pan London eAdmissions portal – opens 1 September 2020 for September 2021 reception applications

Guidance on creating an eAdmissions account and applying


Pan London Co-ordinated Scheme 

National closing date for on time reception applications 15 January 2021

National offer date for on time reception applicants 16 April 2021

Before submitting a reception application we strongly recommend all families read the autumn 2020 edition of the local authorities ‘Starting Primary School’ guide and find out information about the school you are interested in.

We recommend you use the Newham School Finder tool to determine the location of your preferred Newham schools and calculate home to school distances. 

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