Stepney Greencoat C of E Primary School

Norbiton Road, Limehouse, London, E14 7TF
020 7987 3202


We welcome admissions from all families and invite you to book a visit to get a feel for our school. Please see the information below on how to apply to Stepney Greencoat CE Primary School.

Reception school admissions: starting Reception in 2023/24

Pupils usually start primary school in the September following their fourth birthday. If your child was born between 1 September 2018 and 31 August 2019 this will be from September 2023. You must make an online application for a reception place.

You must apply via the Tower Hamlets e-admissions portal

The closing date for making applications is 15th January 2023.

The policy and arrangements for admission to the school are set out in the Local Authority’s school admissions booklet ‘Starting School in Tower Hamlets’.

A paper copy can be obtained from the Local Authority’s Pupil Admissions Team on 020 7364 5006.

To apply to Stepney Greencoat, you will also need to fill out our separate Supplementary Form and return that to us with your child’s full birth certificate, your current council tax form and proof of your address.

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Admissions Policies

Admissions Policy 2023-24

In-year admissions

Applications for in-year transfers and admissions must be made through the Tower Hamlets Admissions Service, who coordinate this process.

To make an in-year application, please complete the relevant in-year common application form found on the local authority In-year admissions page


If your child is not offered a place at a school of your preference, you may appeal against that decision. The appeal panel is independent of the council and the school.

Infant class size legislation applies to appeals for children starting reception. This means that a class must not contain more than 30 pupils with a single school teacher. Parents should note that there are only very limited circumstances where reception appeals are successful.

If you wish to appeal you must complete and submit the school’s Admission Appeals form which will be sent to you with the letter informing you that you have not been offered a place. You can also download the form from our website, or ask the school office for a copy.

The Admission Appeal form should be sent to the Clerk to the Appeals panel at the school address. Please include any evidence or supporting material with your appeal and you must give the reasons for your appeal at the time the appeal is submitted.

For your appeal to be heard in June 2023 you will need to submit your appeal form by 15 May 2023. Appeals received after this date will result in a delay to your appeal being heard. Please read the appeal timetable 2023 for more information.

Appeals timetable

  • Last day for lodging appeals for Reception: 4pm, 17 May 2023 (appeals heard after this date may not be heard by then end of the summer term).
  • Appeals take place: June/July 2023.
  • Letter sent to you giving details about the hearing by the clerk to the Independent Appeals Panel: at least 10 school days before the hearing.
  • Supporting or additional evidence: at least 5 school days before the hearing - evidence provided on the day of the hearing may not be taken into account.
  • Letter informing you of the decision from the clerk: where possible 5 school days after the hearing.