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Eastbury Community School

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Eastbury Community School. Hulse Avenue, Barking, Essex IG11 9UW

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Admissions Appeals Timetable

You have a right to appeal to an independent appeal panel if we do not offer your child a place at your preferred school

To appeal for a place at one of our schools you will need to complete the online appeal form below. The school appeals guidance notes explain how to appeal against our decision.

Use one form for each child for any of our schools.

School admissions appeal form

Important information

If you change your preferences and do not list the schools you are appealing for on your most up to date common application form, we will withdraw your appeal.

The appeal will be heard by an independent appeal panel of three people, who have no connection with the school or the School Admissions team.

The appeal panel’s decision is final and everyone must accept it.

Under the School Admission Appeals Code 2012, appeals should be heard within 30 school days of the date the appeal is made.

The academic year ends around mid to late July each year (and there is a half-term holiday in late May or early June), so if you make your appeal after the last Monday in May, it may not be considered within that academic year.

We will let you know if this applies to you.

See the appeals section of our admissions e-booklets for more details.

Important note for infant class size limit

By law, reception, year 1 and year 2 classes (also known as Key Stage 1) must not contain more than 30 pupils with a single teacher – this is known as infant class size prejudice.

So for Key Stage 1 classes that already have 30 pupils, the panel should only allow an appeal in exceptional circumstances. As a result of this, Key Stage 1 cases have a very limited chance of being successful.

Appealing for schools outside the borough

If you want to appeal for a place in a school outside Barking and Dagenham, you will need to contact the relevant admissions authority (local authority or school) for more details about how to appeal.


Timetable for Primary School Admission Appeals 2023-24 (PDF, 34KB)

Timetable for Secondary School Admission Appeals 2023-24 (PDF, 35KB)

Appeals guidance notes (PDF, 1.22MB)

School admissions code (PDF, 558KB)

School appeals code (PDF, 275KB)

Frequently asked questions (PDF, 133KB)


For more information, see Department for Education appeals.

0208 227 2152


The Eastbury Curriculum is built upon our three principles of Excellence, Collaboration and Success.

Excellence: in our expectations; attitudes to learning; academic outcomes and future destinations.

Collaboration: With each other; with our local community and with professional organisations.

Success: in all its forms; celebrating progress at every step and striving to realise potential.

At all phases we offer:

  • a rich, broad and balanced curriculum
  • an inclusive curriculum designed to engage, support and challenge every learner
  • a curriculum that values diversity and reflects the world our students live in.

In all subject areas we strive to equip students with the knowledge and skills they require for the future: academically; through interpersonal development; and as active, conscientious members of society. We are committed to meeting and exceeding the requirements of the EYFS Statutory Framework & National Curriculum. This is enhanced with opportunities and experiences in STEAM subjects, sport, pupil leadership, and creative, character and cultural education. 

Our curriculum is ambitious at all phases, presenting all pupils with continuous and appropriate challenge and rigorously tracking their progression, with an ongoing focus on the foundational skills of reading, literacy and numeracy. This is underpinned by a whole-school metacognitive pedagogy that equips pupils to be critical thinkers, and independent, lifelong learners.

If you would like more information about our curriculum, please contact Mr Dominic Simpson (dsi@eastbury.barbaglea.org.uk)


A typical school day

In our secondary and sixth form phase the day starts with a 20-minute tutorial or assembly, followed by 5 one hour lessons.  Our secondary setting arrangements, with significantly lower than average group sizes for SEN/D and EAL pupils, allows them to be taught by subject specialists.

Our primary day begins with a ‘soft start’ of 15 minutes in order to prepare for a day of learning and this includes some intervention if needed; and one day a week each class runs a mile. The day continues for a further five hours where the pupils are taught for the most part in groups of 30 by the class teacher.

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