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This section covers Admissions to Central Park Primary School (Reception to Year 6) and Primary to Secondary Transitions.

 

 

 

Admission Arrangements

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.

We admit children into other year groups if we have a place available. However, parents first register their need for a school place with Pupil Services, London Borough of Newham.

If you are considering applying for a place for your child in our school, whether it is in the nursery, reception or any other year group, you are very welcome to look around either during or after the school day. However, it is advisable to make an appointment so that a member of staff can be available to show you around and answer any questions you may have.

 

Starting Primary School


Our statutory composite prospectus includes a wide range of information including:

  • Reception admissions for September 2019 entry
  • 'In Year' (aka casual, mid term, mid phase) secondary admissions for 2018/19.  
  • Early Years

Autumn 2018 Edition

 

 

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: 

  • A single document for infant, junior, primary and secondary schools.
  • Removal of catchment areas and the associated catchment area priority for infant, junior and primary schools. Introduced to remove a barrier to admission at the most geographically local schools, due to the local set historic boundaries of a catchment areas. 
  • Inclusion of ‘School staff children’ as an oversubscription priority group. This is to assist local schools in recruiting and retaining staff by prioritising admission of staff children to their schools and will help ensure we have no barriers to recruitment especially where there is a demonstrable skills shortage, such as maths and science. 
  • Inclusion of ‘Service children’ as an oversubscription priority group. To complement the council’s Cabinet approved housing allocations policy we are prioritising Service children whose parent/carers have or are serving the country.

 

Arrangements for Primary School September 2019

 

Arrangements for Secondary School September 2019

 

LB Newham School Admission Arrangements for 2019

 

 

 

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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Our Determined Arrangements for the school year starting in September 2020 are:


  LB Newham School Admission Arrangements for 2020

 

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.

 

 

 

 

Useful Links for all Schools admissions

 

Newham Admissions website

School Admissions Gov.UK

LB Newham School Fact Finder

Ace Education – Independent Advice for Parents and Carers

 

 

For more information on your child's admission arrangements through our Local Authority or you can phone the council on 020 8430 2000

 

 

 

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