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

The School is able to admit up to sixty pupils per year group due to expansion in September 2016. There is no selection of pupils. Applications are via the Local Authority.
Reception Admissions – The deadline for Reception application to be received by the LA is normally early January, during the year your child is due to start school.
The LA is required by law to co-ordinate admissions to all infant, junior and primary schools in the borough. Places are allocated by applying the following criteria:

  • Looked after children.
  • Exceptional medical or exceptional social grounds.
  • The attendance at the school of an older sibling.
  • The distance of the home address from the school.

To help guide you through the admission process the LA have produced a brochure which is available to download from the Havering website called ‘Starting an infant or primary school’. Applications for a place at the school should be made via the Havering website.

For admission to year groups other than Reception,  Havering School Admissions Team manage the In-Year application process on behalf of our school alongside all other schools in Havering. You must therefore apply following the In-Year process set out via Once the LA has advised us you have accepted the place,  we will contact you to arrange a visit.

James Oglethorpe Reception Tours 2023 intake

We are please to release the dates of our school tours for the parents of Reception children September 2023.

We are asking for 1 parent per family to attend as we need to restrict numbers per tour so please contact the office to book your place on 01708 225202 or email

All tours are 9:30-10:30am and we look forward to seeing you there!

Friday 7th October 2022

Monday 10th October 2022

Monday 17th October 2022

Wednesday 2nd November 2022

Thursday 10th November 2022

Thursday 17th November 2022

Friday 6th January 2023