Admissions

The staff, governing body and pupils of Keir Hardie Primary School would welcome you applying for a place at our school. To do this you must follow the correct process for your child’s age as detailed below. We are a school maintained by London Borough of Newham which means they are the admission authority for this school. All applications for this school must be made through London Borough of Newham’s Pupil Services, not this school.

Reception Admission for September 2021 entry

For all children born from 1st September 2016 and 31st August 2017 inclusive, their parents/carers will need to apply for a reception class place in an infant or primary school for September 2021 entry.

The national closing date for on-time reception applications is 15th January 2021
The national offer date for on-time reception applicants is 16th April 2021

All reception 2021 applications must be made through the family’s home local authority.​
For children living in Newham families must apply via London Borough of Newham.
For children living outside Newham, whose family wants them to attend this school their application must be made through their home borough naming tis school as a preference on their application.

Remember, parents/carers must apply for a reception place in this school, even if the child:

  • Attends our nursery
    OR
  • Has a brother or sister attending this school.

Before submitting a reception application we strongly recommend all families read the autumn 2020 edition of the local authorities ‘Starting Primary School‘ guide and find out information about the school you are interested in. This will also give you information re: virtual open days/tours of secondary schools.

Information about the reception process for September 2021 entry
London Borough of Newham’s Determined Arrangements for the 2021/2022 (entry from September 2021)
Link to Pan London eAdmissions portal – opens 1st September 2020 for September 2021 reception applications
Guidance on creating an eAdmissions account and applying
Pan London Co-ordinated Scheme

School Finder
We recommend you use the Newham School Finder tool to determine the location of your preferred Newham schools and calculate home to school distances.

Infant to junior school transition for September 2021 entry

Children born from 1 September 2013 and 31 August 2014 who attend an infant school, will need to apply a year 3 junior place in an infant or primary school for September 2021. This does not apply to children who attend a primary school unless their parent/carer wants to change their child’s school for September 2021.

The national closing date for on-time junior applications is 15th January 2021
The national offer date for on-time junior applicants is 16th April 2021

All junior school (or year 3 in a primary school) applications for 2021 entry must be made through the family’s home local authority.​
For children living in Newham families must apply via London Borough of Newham.
For children lives outside Newham, whose family wants them to attend this school their application must be made through their home borough naming tis school as a preference on their application.

Remember, parents/carers with children on roll in a year 2 class of an infant school must apply for a junior place in a school, even if the child:

  • Has a brother or sister who attending this school.

Before submitting a junior school application we strongly recommend all families read the autumn 2020 edition of the local authorities ‘Starting Primary School‘ guide and find out information about the school you are interested in.

Information about the infant school to junior school transition process for September 2021 entry
London Borough of Newham’s Determined Arrangements for the 2021/2022 (entry from September 2021)
Link to Pan London eAdmissions portal – opens 1st September 2020 for September 2021 reception applications
Guidance on creating an eAdmissions account and applying
Pan London Co-ordinated Scheme

School Finder
We recommend you use the Newham School Finder tool to determine the location of your preferred Newham schools and calculate home to school distances.

In Year admissions into primary school (aka midterm and mid-phase)

If a family arrives in Newham during the school year 2020/2021 and their child needs a school place they must complete an In-Year form naming their preferred schools.
https://www.newham.gov.uk/schools-education/year-admissions/1

School places are usually offered within 10 days. The place offered may not be at the school the family prefers as that school may not have a suitable place available.

In Year Admissions for 1 September 2020 to 16 July 2021 (Year Groups: reception to Year 6)
Before submitting a junior school application we strongly recommend all families read the autumn 2020 edition of the local authorities ‘Starting Primary School‘ guide and find out information about the school you are interested in.

Determined Arrangements for September 2020 onwards entry
In Year school application form (all year groups) for September 2020 to July 2021

School Finder
We recommend you use the Newham School Finder tool to determine the location of your preferred Newham schools and calculate home to school distances.

Moving from primary to secondary school in September 2021

Year 7 Admission for September 2021


For all children born from 1st September 2009 and 31st August 2010 inclusive, their parents/carers will need to apply for year 7 secondary school place for September 2020, unless the child is on roll at an All Through school (Chobham Academy, Langdon Academy or School 21) as they will automatically move into year 7.

All  applications must be made through the family’s home local authority.​

The national closing date for on-time year 7 applications is 31st October 2020

The national offer date for on-time year 7 applicants is 1st March 2021

For children living in Newham families must apply via London Borough of Newham.

For children lives outside Newham, whose family wants them to attend this school their application must be made through their home borough naming this school as a preference on their application.

Before submitting a year 7 application we strongly recommend all families read the autumn 2020 edition of the local authorities ‘Starting Secondary School‘ guide and find out information about the school you are interested in. If possible look at their virtual tours.

Remember, families must apply for a place, even if their child:

  • Has a brother or sister attending the school;
  • Lives in the schools priority area (for Sarah Bonnell only)
  • Attends a link school (for Stratford School Academy only)

Information on the year 7 application process
Determined Arrangements for September 2021 entry
Link to Pan London eAdmissions portal – opens 1st September 2020 for September 2021 year 7 applications
Guidance on creating an eAdmissions account and applying
Pan London Co-ordinated Admissions
Primary to Secondary School Transition Guide

School Finder
We recommend you use the Newham School Finder tool to determine the location of your preferred Newham schools and calculate home to school distances.

Waiting lists

Admission to Nursery 

Please note, unlike admissions to the main school, nursery admissions are handled directly by the school. All parents are welcome to fill in an application form for a nursery place as soon as their child is 2½ years old. It is important to note that a nursery place does not guarantee a place in any particular primary school. Equally, parents keep the right to a primary school place even if they do not take up a nursery place. Children are eligible to start Nursery as soon as they turn three years old. Parents are not able to appeal for a nursery place but can try a different nursery.

Hours for the nursery are:

Morning session:     8:45-11:45am

Afternoon session: 12:15-3:15pm

Fair Access

The law requires that each local authority must have a Fair Access Protocol (FAP), agreed with the majority of schools in its area to ensure that for In-Year admissions unplaced children, especially the most vulnerable, are offered a place at a suitable school as quickly as possible. In agreeing a protocol, the local authority must ensure that no school – including those with available places – is asked to take a disproportionate number of children who have been excluded from other schools, or who have challenging behaviour. Odessa Infant School has signed up to the LB Newham’s Fair Access Protocol.