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The staff, governing body and pupils of  James Cambell Primary School would like to warmly welcome you in applying for a place at our school.
Below you will find information about the admissions process for James Cambell.
We would love to welcome your child into our community!
We run regular tours for parents who are interested in choosing James Cambell for their child.
If you are interested in visiting to see the school for yourself, or you have further questions, please do not hesitate to contact us by telephoning 02082704602 or by emailing us at office@jamescambellprimary.org.uk

Reception Admissions 2024

Is your child due to start school in September 2024?

If your child was born between 1 September 2019 and 31 August 2020, they can start school in September, and you should have applied for their place by Monday 15 January.
If you missed the memo, don’t panic, there is still time, and you can apply by visiting www.lbbd.gov.uk/school-admissions.
It’s important to know that getting your child a place at school is not an automatic process, so you still have to apply, even if they are already at a school nursery or they have a brother or sister at that school.
If you need to apply, head to the school admissions page now.
You can also watch the video below to help you through the process.

Reception Admissions

School admissions are managed by London Borough of Barking & Dagenham

To register your child at our school you will need to either attend the One Stop Shop at Dagenham Heathway or download a form from the LBBD website using the link below.


Parents will be informed by the local authority that their child has been allocated a place at James Cambell Primary School.

Parents will then be invited for an admissions interview to be held at the school by appointment only. The purpose of the interview is to welcome families and children to the school and to exchange important information.

Parents and children will be given a start date and given the information to purchase a school uniform. A parent pay account will be set up to enable easy payment for school dinners. The child/family will be shown around the school and where possible, see their class and teacher.

 At James Cambell School we believe that attendance and punctuality are key in ensuring children make rapid and sustained progress.

If your child is going to be absent please call school on 020 8270 4684 before 8.45 am.

When reporting a child’s absence via phone call please include:

Child’s name


Reason for absence

Please click below to view our admissions and attendance policy.

Admissions PolicyAttendance Policy