Admissions

If you would like your child to attend Stewart Headlam do come for a visit.

We welcome the opportunity to inform and support your decision.

Please contact the school admin team to arrange a convenient appointment to meet the Head of School.

Nursery Admissions - 3-4 year olds

Nursery applications are managed and processed by London Borough of Tower Hamlets Admissions team for Stewart Headlam and Hague Schools' Federation Nursery.

From September 2022 there will be one nursery class for the Federation of Stewart Headlam and Hague Schools'.

  • The nursery class for the 2 schools will be based at the Hague site. 
  • This is a change from 2 separate nurseries which have been affected by the falling number of nursery children in the west of the borough
  • There are not enough pupils therefore not enough for 2 nurseries in our area.

The new Federation provision for the 2 schools will have more options and be a more flexible offer for parents.

We are pleased we can now offer:

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

and

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

During 2021-22 the SHH Federation nursery schools could only offer 15 hrs Mon-Fri mornings. 

  • The number of children attending nursery in Whitechapel and Bethnal Green has fallen
  • The 2 schools are stronger together in partnership

Parents who have put Stewart Headlam as a 1st, 2nd or 3rd choice of nursery school have been invited to attend online zoom information sessions or Open Afternoons in person at Hague for more information about the necessary changes which affect them. The Tower Hamlets nursery offer letters will be sent to parents on 6th May 2022.

Online meetings

Online zoom meetings will take place 21st April and 25th April 11:00 - 11:30 with Judy Knappett and Motiur Rahman.

For further information and the Zoom link please contact mrahman@stewartheadlam.towerhamlets.sch.uk.

Open afternoons

There will be 3 open afternoons at Hague site 2:30 - 3:00pm with Judy Knappett and Motiur Rahaman on the following dates:

  • Thursday 21st April
  • Tuesday 26th April
  • Wednesday 27th April

Starting School for 5 year olds in Tower Hamlets

The policy and arrangements for admission to schools are set out on the Tower Hamlets Local Authority's school admissions website and eAdmissions portal. A paper copy can be obtained from the Local Authority's Pupil Admissions Team by calling 020 7364 5006.

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 nursery place for September 2022.

You must make an online application using the Tower Hamlets eAdmissions portal for a Nursery / Reception place, even if your child is already attending the school's nursery.

Transferring schools

If you would like your child to attend Stewart Headlam do come for a visit.

We welcome the opportunity to inform and support your decision.

Please contact the admin team to arrange a convenient appointment to meet the Head of School.

You'll find more information about moving to Seconday school on our Transfer to Secondary School page.