Admissions

We are a welcoming, caring, stimulating, and enjoyable place of learning and many other things! But St Margaret’s is also a Church of England School. Although we are part of a multi academy trust, we are still part of the local community and the Church of England: working together to provide an excellent education for children. Through our explicitly Christian ethos we aim to foster the growth and well-being of the whole child: physical, emotional, intellectual and spiritual. We understand that such growth is best nurtured by a partnership between school, child and home. Admissions to the school are managed for us by the London Borough of Barking and Dagenham.

As the United Nations Declaration of the Rights of a Child puts it, ‘Children learn what they live.’ An education at St Margaret’s still best suit children and families who wish to embrace both the growth of the whole child and our living Christian tradition and ethos. Every year ninety new children enter the Reception classes at St Margaret’s while a number of others enter other year groups as vacancies arise.

St Margaret’s welcomes all children from across our local community. Like all schools, St Margaret’s has to prioritise admissions when more children apply than we have places available. When that occurs we use a list of criteria which are outlined in our prospectus. Once a child has been admitted we invite parents and families to be actively involved in school life supporting their own child and, through that, strengthening and enriching our local community. Most schools have to prioritise places offered to children. There are normally more children wishing to attend St Margaret’s than we have places available. For details of the criteria we use to allocate places, please see the admissions section of our school prospectus. 

Online applications to the borough of Barking and Dagenham can be made via this link eAdmissions . Please also complete our SIF form see below.