‘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 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