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Admissions and governance

Admission to the Nursery

The school admits children using the admission criteria and guidelines agreed by London Borough of Tower Hamlets (LBTH). The current policy for nursery places is available on this link http://www.towerhamlets.gov.uk/lgnl/education_and_learning/schools/school_admissions/school_admissions_criteria.aspx

Most nursery aged children start school after their third birthday. Children starting school who do not have a sibling attending the school is usually visited at home before admission.

A place in the nursery does not guarantee a place in the Reception class..

Admission to the school (Nursery to Year 6)

School admissions is managed centrally by the local authority. The admissions policy is the same for all Tower Hamlets community schools.  Please check this link for the admissions criteria


If you have any questions about school admissions, please contact Tower Hamlets Pupils Services on 020 7364 5000.

Documentation for admission to Bigland Green

Parents/carers will need to provide original copies of the following:

  1. Proof of child’s identity – e.g. birth certificate, valid passport etc.
  2. Proof of residency – e.g. council tax bills, tenancy agreement (please note that utility bills cannot be used for proof of residency)

Pupils admitted to the school will need to complete a starter pack, adhere to a code of conduct , and sign a home-school partnership agreement Parents are also expected to adhere to the school’s policy on attendance & punctuality, and educational visits/trips.


School governance

Bigland Green is a community school which is managed by a governing body which has the collective responsibility for the strategic direction of the school. The Headteacher is responsible for the day-to-day management of the school and implementing the policies and procedures adopted by the governing body.  The governing body at Bigland Green comprises of the following:

2 x Parent governors elected by the parents of the children on the school’s roll

1 x Governors nominated by the local authority (LA)

4 x Governors co-opted to ensure the necessary skills and experience to hold the school to account and provide the required support.

1 x Headteacher

1 x Staff members representing the teachers and the support staff working in the school

Member of the governing body take part in a range of school based activities to support and provide challenge; and hold the school accountable for improving the quality of teaching, pupils’ achievement and pupils’ behaviour and safety. Governors present a brief annual report to parents.

Names and photos of the current governors are displayed in the main foyer. Please click for further details of individual governors.  A statement on governance can be viewed from this link.

The governors’ handbook  for 2018/19 is available for download which include governors’ terms of reference.

Governors can be contacted through the school office. Written communication should be addressed to: The Chair of Governors, Bigland Green Primary School, Bigland Street, London E1 2ND.