‘Typically, the school fosters excellent relationships between pupils and teachers, and pupils learn well from each other.’ OFSTED 2014

School Admissions

Havering Council (the Local Authority) is the admission authority for all community schools in the London Borough of Havering. This means that it is the Council’s responsibility to set the admissions criteria and make the decisions as to which pupils are admitted to this school.

Starting Reception in September

The admission arrangements and timeframes for applying for a place at our school can be viewed via, this page includes an online brochure which contains all the information you need to know.

A full and more detailed copy of the admissions arrangements as well as the Reception and Junior Co-ordinated scheme can be found via

In-Year Admissions

The Havering School Admissions Team manage the In-Year application process on behalf of this School alongside all other schools in Havering. You must therefore apply following the In-Year process set out via if you wish to move your child from another school to this school.

Once the LA has advised us you have accepted the place,  we will contact you to arrange a visit.

James Oglethorpe Reception Tours 2024 intake

We carried out a number of tours in the autumn term 2022 for our prospective 2023 intake parents. Dates for the tours in Autumn 2023 will be released early in September 2023.