The policy and arrangements for admissions to the school are set out on the Tower Hamlets Local Authority Website.   

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

Useful Documents

Nursery Admissions - 3-4 year olds

Application to the Stewart Headlam and Hague Schools Federation Nursery is via Tower Hamlets e-admissions portal for children born between 1st September 2019 and 31st August 2020.

From September 2022 the shared SHH Federation Nursery provision is based at Hague Primary School. Wilmot Street, Bethnal Green E2 0BP. 

Stewart Headlam and Hague Schools Federation Nursery is listed as No 57 on the Schools list and catchment area map Pg 15 of Starting Nursery in Tower Hamlets.

The new SSH Federation Nursery provision for the 2 schools has a more flexible offer for parents including  

  • Universal: 15 hours a week: part-time in the morning or in the afternoon Monday to Friday.


  • Additional: 15 hours: full time for eligible families i.e two working parents

Starting School for 5 year olds in Tower Hamlets

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 and you would like a reception place for September 2023 make an online application using the Tower Hamlets e-admissions portal 

Children attending SHH Federation Nursery need to apply for a Reception place at the primary school of their choice by 15th January 2023.

In-Year Admissions

If you need to transfer to a different school for nursery or primary please make an application using the Common Application Form (CAF) for in-year admissions.

Contact the school office for a paper copy.

Hague Deaf Resource Base (DRB) for children who are deaf or partially hearing

Hague is an inclusive school with a Deaf Resource Base for children who are Deaf or Partially Hearing. We have capacity for upto 16 children across Nursery – Year 6. Children are usually referred to Hague DRB via Tower Hamlets Special Needs Team.

The children are fully integrated into the mainstream classes supported by Qualified Teachers of the Deaf and Teaching Assistants. Children have access to a Speech Therapist in school. The mainstream setting is most suitable for children who are auditory aural learners able to access learning through spoken word.

Please note Culloden Primary School includes has a signing provision for deaf children.

Parents considering a place at Hague should visit the school too discuss their application with the Teachers of the Deaf /Inclusion Manager before completing the Tower Hamlets Common Application Form CAF for a nursery or primary place.