Admissions and Open Days

Emmanuel Community School (ECS) is a non-selective Christian school that reflects the ethnic diversity of the local community and welcomes children of all abilities.  Children of all faiths and no faith whose parents want to send their child to a school with Christian values, high standards of care, close monitoring of behaviour and a strong sense of aspiration for every child.

The Governing body will be responsible for deciding on admissions to the school, but will work closely with the Local Authority to co-ordinate.

Like most schools, Emmanuel Community School has to prioritise admissions when more children apply than we have places available. When that occurs we use a list of criteria which are outlined in our Admissions Policy. Once a child has been admitted we hope that parents and families will want to be involved in school life supporting their child, being involved with our PTA and, through that, strengthening and enriching our local community.  For full details of the criteria we use to allocate places, please see  our  Admissions Policy January 2020

Appeal Timetable for Reception Intake 2020/2021

Closing date for submitting Appeal Form is Monday 10th May 2021.  An Appeal form is available to download at the bottom of this page.

Admissions For Reception Class September 2021

We will post dates here that you can come and view the school in due course.

If you wish to attend please email with your name and the date you wish to attend to: or call 020 8520 0775

Applications to our school are made through the Local Authority (The Local Authority of the area in which the family is resident) using the Common Application Form, but there is also a Supplementary Information Form that is returned directly to our school. Supplementary Information Forms are available from the school office or can be downloaded here.  Closing date for both applications is 15th January 2020

If you live in the LBWF you can make application on-line at and parents are encouraged to use this route if at all possible. Alternatively, a paper application can be submitted using the ‘Common Application Form’ (CAF) obtainable from Primary Admissions.

Brochures are available online via the London Borough of Waltham Forest Website or can be obtained directly from Waltham Forest Pupil Admissions, Telephone 020 8496 3000 (Option 5 – Admissions) (or in person at Sycamore House, Walthamstow Town Hall Complex, Forest Road, Walthamstow E17 4JX – opening times 9.30 am – 4.30 pm, Mondays to Fridays. (Postal Address only: 1A Harvey Road, Leytonstone, E11 3DB)

A limited number of Primary Brochures will be available from nursery schools and libraries.

The admission number for Emmanuel Community School will be thirty children.

Please download and complete the SIF form and return to Emmanuel Community School by the deadline date.

SIF_Form 2020 updated

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