Admissions

Starting school for the first time

In Newham, children start Primary School (Reception) in the school year during which they have their fifth birthday. Entry is in September.

The London Borough of Newham is the Admission Authority for our school who organise all admissions centrally. Pupils are admitted to the school in line with the London Borough of Newham Admissions Policy. Application forms are available online or through contacting the council on 020 8430 2000.

 The staff, governing body and pupils of Essex 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.

Admissions information

Reception admission for September 2022 entry

For all children born from 1 September 2017 and 31 August 2018 inclusive, their parents/carers will need to apply for a reception class place in an infant or primary school for September 2022 entry.

National closing date for on time reception applications 15 January 2022

National offer date for on time reception applicants 16 April 2022

All reception 2022 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 this 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 2021 edition of the local authorities ‘Starting Primary School guide’ and find out information about the school you are interested in.

 

Information about the reception process for September 2022 entry
London Borough of Newham’s Determined Arrangements for the 2021/2022 (entry from September 2021)
Link to Pan London eAdmissions portal – opens 1 September 2021 for September 2022 reception applications

Guidance on creating an eAdmissions account and applying
How to register for eAdmissions Sept 2021-2022

 

Pan London Co-ordinated Scheme
https://www.newham.gov.uk/downloads/file/1975/pan-london-schemes-2022-23

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 2022 entry

Children born from 1 September 2014 and 31 August 2015 who attend an infant school, will need to apply a year 3 junior place in an infant or primary school for September 2022.  This does not apply to children who attend a primary school unless their parent/carer wants to change their child’s school for September 2022.

National closing date for on time junior applications 15 January 2022

National offer date for on time junior applicants 16 April 2022

All junior school (or year 3 in a primary school school) applications for 2022 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 2021 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 2022 entry

London Borough of Newham’s Determined Arrangements for the 2021/2022 (entry from September 2021)

Link to Pan London eAdmissions portal – opens 1 September 2021 for September 2022 reception applications

Guidance on creating an eAdmissions account and applying
How to register for eAdmissions Sept 2021-2022

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 (mid term and mid phase)

If a family arrives in Newham during the school year 2021/2022 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 2021 to 16th July 2022 (Year Groups: Reception to Year 6)

 

Before submitting a primary school application we strongly recommend all families read the autumn 2021 edition of the local authorities

‘Starting Primary School guide and find out information about the school you are interested in.

 

Determined Arrangements for September 2021 entry   

https://www.newham.gov.uk/downloads/file/2043/lb-newham-school-admission-arrangements-sept-2021

 

Determined Arrangements for September 2022 onwards entry    

https://www.newham.gov.uk/schools-education/determined-admission-arrangements-1?documentId=501&categoryId=20004

 

In Year school application form (all year groups) for September 2021 to July 2022
https://newham-self.achieveservice.com/service/InYear_School_Admission_Application

 

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.

https://www.newham.gov.uk/Pages/Services/Primary-School-Fact-Finder.aspx

Moving from primary to secondary school in September 2022

Before submitting a secondary school application, we strongly recommend all families read the autumn 2021 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.

Please click the link below for secondary school open days, open evenings and virtual tours.

https://www.newham.gov.uk/schools-education/admissions-secondary-school/6?documentId=40&categoryId=20004

Year 7 Admission for September 2022

For all children born from 1 September 2010 and 31 August 2011 inclusive, their parents/carers will need to apply for year 7 secondary school place for September 2022, 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 unless they would prefer

All year 7 applications for September 2022 must be made through the family’s home local authority.​

National closing date for on time year 7 applications 31st October 2021

National offer date for on time year 7 applicants 1st March 2022

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

For children who live 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.

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 2022 entry
Link to Pan London eAdmissions portal – opens 1 September 2021 for September 2022 year 7 applications

Guidance on creating an eAdmissions account and applying

How to register for eAdmissions Sept 2021-2022
Pan London Co-ordinated Admissions

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
https://www.newham.gov.uk/schools-education/offer-places/1

Useful links for all schools admissions

Gov.UK
LB Newham School Fact Finder
Ace Education – Independent Advice for Parents and Carers

Nursery admissions

We accept applications for the Nursery waiting list from your child’s second birthday. Please contact the school for further information.

Please note that a place in our nursery will not gain automatic entry into our school (Reception). We will inform Nursery parents when to apply for a place in Reception.