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.

 

 

Reception Admission for September 2021 entry

For all children born from 1 September 2016 and 31 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.

 

National closing date for on time reception applications 15 January 2021

 

National offer date for on time reception applicants 16 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 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 2020 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 2021 entry

https://www.newham.gov.uk/schools-education/primary-school-admissions?documentId=37&categoryId=20004

 

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

https://www.newham.gov.uk/schools-education/determined-admission-arrangements-1/3?documentId=501&categoryId=20004

 

Link to Pan London eAdmissions portal – opens 1 September 2020 for September 2021 reception applications

www.eadmissions.org.uk

 

Guidance on creating an eAdmissions account and applying

How to register for eAdmissions Sept 2020-2021

 

Pan London Co-ordinated Scheme
https://www.newham.gov.uk/downloads/file/1975/pan-london-schemes-2021-22

 

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/homepage/172/primary-school-fact-finder

 

 

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.

National closing date for on time junior applications 15 January 2021

 

National offer date for on time junior applicants 16 April 2021

 

 

All junior school (or year 3 in a primary school 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

https://www.newham.gov.uk/schools-education/primary-school-admissions?documentId=37&categoryId=20004

 

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

https://www.newham.gov.uk/schools-education/determined-admission-arrangements-1/3?documentId=501&categoryId=20004

 

 

Link to Pan London eAdmissions portal – opens 1 September 2020 for September 2021 reception applications

www.eadmissions.org.uk

 

Guidance on creating an eAdmissions account and applying

How to register for eAdmissions Sept 2020-2021

 

Pan London Co-ordinated Scheme
https://www.newham.gov.uk/downloads/file/1975/pan-london-schemes-2021-22

 

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/homepage/172/primary-school-fact-finder

 

 

 

In Year admissions into Primary School (aka mid term 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    

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 2020 to July 2021
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 2021

 

Before submitting a Secondary School 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.

 

Year 7 Admission for September 2021

 

For all children born from 1 September 2009 and 31 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 unless they would prefer

 

All year 7 applications for September 2021 must be made through the family’s home local authority.​

 

National closing date for on time year 7 applications 31st October 2020

 

National offer date for on time year 7 applicants 1st March 2021

 

 

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

https://www.newham.gov.uk/schools-education/admissions-secondary-school/1

 

Determined Arrangements for September 2021 entry    

https://www.newham.gov.uk/schools-education/admissions-secondary-school/1

 

Link to Pan London eAdmissions portal – opens 1 September 2020 for September 2021 year 7 applications

www.eadmissions.org.uk

 

Guidance on creating an eAdmissions account and applying

How to register for eAdmissions Sept 2020-2021

 

Pan London Co-ordinated Admissions

https://www.newham.gov.uk/schools-education/admissions-secondary-school/5?documentId=40&categoryId=20004

 

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/homepage/171/secondary-school-fact-finder

 

 

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.