Admissions

School website requirements from 1 September 2019

We 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.

 

Starting Primary School Autumn 2019 (PDF document)

Normal Admissions
If your child was born between 1 September 2015 and 31 August 2016, you will need to apply for a reception class place in an infant or primary school for September 2020.

If your child lives in Newham you will need to apply via London Borough of Newham. But if your child lives outside Newham, but you want him or her to go to school in Newham, you will need to apply through the local authority in the borough you live in.

Remember, you must always apply for a place, even if your child:

  • Already attends the nursery of your preferred school
    OR
  • They have a brother or sister who attends the schools

Reception Admission for September 2020
Determined Arrangements for the 2020/2021 (entry from September 2020)
Pan London eAdmissions portal – opens 1 September 2020 for September 2020 reception applications
Pan London Co-ordinated Admissions
School Fact 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
If your child was born between 1 September 2012 and 31 August 2013 and attends an infant school, you will need to apply for a year 3 junior place in an infant or primary school for September 2020. If they attend a primary school NOT an infant school you have the choice of your child staying at their primary school or applying to change to another school. If they are happy in their primary school you do not need to take any action.

If your child lives in Newham you will need to apply via London Borough of Newham. But if your child lives outside Newham, but you want him or her to go to school in Newham, you will need to apply through the local authority in the borough you live in.

Remember, if your child attends an infant school you must apply for a place, even if your child:

  • Already attends the infant school linked to your preferred junior school
    OR
  • They have a brother or sister who attends the junior school

Determined Arrangements for the 2020/2021 (entry from September 2020)
Pan London eAdmissions portal – opens 1 September 2020 for September 2020 year 3 junior school applications
Pan London Co-ordinated Admissions
School Fact 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 mid term and mid phase)

If your family arrives in Newham during the school year 2019/2020 and your child needs a school place in the borough you must complete an In Year form and you are usually given a place within 10 days.

The place offered may not be at the school you prefer as that school may not have a suitable place available.

In Year Admissions for September 2019 to August 2020 (Year Groups Reception to Year 6)
Determined Arrangements for September 2019 onwards entry
In Year school application form (all year groups) for September 2019 to August 2020
School Fact 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.

 

Starting Secondary School’ Autumn 2019 (PDF document)

Moving from primary to secondary school in September 2020

If your child was born between 1 September 2008 and 31 August 2009, you will need to apply for a secondary school place for September 2020.

If your child lives in Newham you will need to apply via London Borough of Newham. But if your child lives outside Newham, but you want him or her to go to school in Newham, you will need to apply through the local authority in the borough you live in.

We recommend that the families of all of our year 6 pupils attend as many of the Open Days and Open Evening at the schools across Newham before making a decision what schools to name as a preference.

To maximise your opportunities of getting a place at one of your preferred secondary schools name six schools with at least one being you local school.

Remember, you must apply for a place, even if your 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)

Year 7 Admission for September 2020
Determined Arrangements for September 2020 entry
Pan London eAdmissions portal – opens 1 September 2019 for September 2020 year 7 applications
Pan London Co-ordinated Admissions
School Fact 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.

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.