Nursery admissions
Many of our children join St John the Baptist in the Nursery, aged three. A place in the Nursery does not guarantee a place in the main school however. We encourage all our families with children in nursery to apply for a place in our Reception. Children meeting the local authority’s entry requirements move on to Reception. As we have two classes in Reception, we do have places for children who do not attend our nursery. 

 Nursery Admission Guidelines

Nursery Application Form 2017/2018

 You can go to the Childcare Choices website at to get information about the different types of services and support available to parents. You can also access the 30 hours checker through here. 


Reception class admission arrangements
St John the Baptist is governed by Hackney’s admission procedures.  A copy of the admission form for Reception is available on the Hackney Learning Trust website.

Please click on the links below for copies of our admission policies:

St John the Baptist Application for Church Place Form (Supplementary Form)

The Hackney Learning Trust are responsible for setting the admission arrangements for all schools for which they are the Admission Authority – that is, community and voluntary controlled schools in the borough.

For voluntary-aided schools, academies, foundation schools or free schools each school governing body or Academy Trust is their own admission authority.

Applying for a reception class

If your child was born between 1 September 2013 and 31 August 2014, they are due to start primary school in September 2018.

The closing date for applying for your child’s primary school place is 15 January 2018.

You can apply for your child’s school place online.

For further information, please click here.                    

Admissions for Years 1-6                                                 

From time to time, we also have vacancies in other year groups. To apply for a place for one of our Years 1 to 6 classes, parents need to go to the Hackney Learning Trust to fill out a mid-term transfer form. We encourage visits to the school for prospective families. If you would like to arrange a visit to see the school with our Pastoral Care Manager, please call the school office on 0207 739 4902.

Admission Arrangements for 2018/2019

Please find below our admissions policy for 2018/2019 and our Home School Agreement.

Admission Policy for 2018/2019

Home School Agreement

Primary Admissions Guide 2018