Admissions to the Nursery

Admissions to our nursery are dealt with by the school. Children can start Mossford Green Nursery in the school term following their third birthday. We offer full & part time places in our well-equipped Nursery  run by experienced, fully qualified teachers and Nursery Education Officer.

Mossford Green Nursery is both part time and full time.

From September 2017, some working parents will be eligible for a full-time place (30 hours per week) or a part-time place (15 hours per week).

Parents who wish to be considered for a full-time place will need to check their eligibility the school term before their child is due to start nursery. This can be done online at

To apply for a Nursery place at Mossford Green Primary School, please complete our Nursery Application Form or collect one in person from the school office. Should you require any assistance in completing the Application Form, please contact the school office on 0208 550 1602 and we will be happy to help.

Admissions to all other year groups

The Local Authority’s determined Admission Arrangements for 2021-2022 and the updated Fair Access Protocol are now available on the Redbridge website at the following links.

All community schools must make these determined Admission Arrangements 2021-2022 available on their websites, along with the current 2020-2021 admission arrangements.

Please note that if you are utilising the Local Authority’s GIS system to measure the shortest measured walking distance from a house to a school, you must ensure that you use the following wording in your admission arrangements: ‘children living nearest to the school as measured by the shortest measured walking distance as measured by a Geographic Information System from the child’s home to the main entrance of the school using public roads and recognised footpaths. It should be noted that when measurements involve flats in the same block, the distance will be to the main entrance of the block.’

All children can start Primary School in the September prior to their 5th Birthday if this falls between 1st September and 31st August.

Admissions for children from Reception to Year 6 are dealt with by the local authority.

To make an in year application for a primary school place for your child or children during the school year, for example if you have moved or want to apply for a new school place for another reason. This application can only be made online, please click here to complete application   or to find out more about the application process.

Our Reception classes have one intake each year in September. Admissions for Reception are processed through the Admissions & Awards Section of Children’s Services (Lynton House, Ilford) and application forms for registration can be found online in the academic year before the child is to be admitted. We aim to ensure a smooth transition from Nursery to Reception for all pupils.

Please click here to read more information regarding admission arrangements for Redbridge Community Primary and Secondary Schools 2018-19 

We are always pleased to show prospective parents and children around the school.  Please email or contact the school office on 0208 550 1602 to make an appointment.

Oversubscription Criteria

Where there are more applications than places available, the following criteria will be used to decide which children will be allocated places.

If the child is ‘Looked After’

A Looked After Child is a child who is in the care of the local authority. (see section 22 of Children Act 1989) Children in public care are a disadvantaged group who have very low average levels of attainment, often related to frequent changes of school because their care placements change. These children are given top priority in our oversubscription criteria.

If the child has a sibling in the school

A sibling is the brother or sister (children must have the same mother and father) of a child who is already on roll at the school, and will not have left the school by
the time the sibling starts, a step/half brother or sister (same mother
or father (half) as the child attending the school, or children who are living at the same address due to a new relationship but are not blood related (step). or a child who is living as part of the family by reason of a court order, or a child who has been placed with foster carers at that address as a result of being looked after by the local authority. If a child lives with parents with shared responsibility, the address at which the child has spent the most days in the past school year will be taken into account.

Nearest School

Children for whom it is the nearest community school, measured by the shortest walking on council pavements. (The length of the journey between the child’s home and the school by private car or public transport is not taken into account).

Social and Medical need
In exceptional cases, a Headteacher, in consultation with the Governors, may admit children because they have professionally supported educational, medical or social needs that the school is especially able to meet, even though they would not otherwise qualify for admission. Letters from an appropriate professional (eg doctor, social worker) must support these applications although these will not always be conclusive.

Tie Break situation

In the event of a tie break situation where two or more children meet the criteria as stated above, the distance from the public footpath directly outside the front door of the child’s address, to the gates of the school’s main entrance on Fairlop Road.