This section covers Admissions to Central Park Primary School (Reception to Year 6) and Primary to Secondary Transitions.
Children can be placed on the waiting list for the nursery after the age of 2 years. We will then let you know by letter when we have a place for your child—usually around the time they are 3½ years old. At that point, you will be given a date when you can meet the Early Years Leaders and register your child, and another date for your child to start in the nursery. Children join our reception class in September as we currently have a single point of entry. We arrange meetings for parents in the term before their child goes into a reception class.
Starting Primary School
Our statutory composite prospectus includes a wide range of information including:
Determined Admission Arrangements for entry from September 2019
Oversubscription criteria – how we offer school places
Following the formal consultation between 5 December 2017 and 31 January 2018 and subsequent Council agreement our admission arrangements for entry into school from September 2019 have been formally determined.
The main changes for 2019 are:
Determined Admission Arrangements - September 2020
The law requires that all schools must have admission arrangements that clearly set out how children will be admitted, including the criteria that will be applied if there are more applications than places at the school. Admission arrangements are determined by admission authorities.
All admission authorities must determine (i.e. formally agree) admission arrangements annually, even if they have not changed from previous years and a consultation has not been required. Admission authorities must determine admission arrangements for entry in September 2020, by 28 February 2019. The LB Newham is the admission authority for all maintained schools located in Newham with the exception of the faith schools who are their own admission authorities. Central Park Primary is a LB Newham maintained school meaning we must use their admission arrangements.
For any proposed changes to the existing determined arrangements a formal consultation must take place and must be for a minimum of 6 weeks and must take place between 1 October and 31 January of the school year before those arrangements are to apply. For example: for arrangements which are to apply to applications in 2019 (entry in September 2020), consultation must be completed by 31 January 2019. This consultation period allows parents, other schools, religious authorities and the local community to raise any concerns about proposed arrangements. We did not propose any changes for 2020 as our changes were made and consulted upon for entry in September 2019
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You can be object to these arrangements or the arrangements of any school by referring to the Office of the Schools Adjudicator. Objections to admission arrangements for entry in September 2020 must be referred to the Adjudicator by 15 May 2019. Any decision of the Adjudicator must be acted on by the admission authority and admission arrangements amended accordingly.