Admissions



This section covers Admissions to Central Park Primary School from Reception to Year 6 and Primary to Secondary Transitions


Admission Arrangements

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

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. Central Park Primary has signed up to the LB Newham’s Fair Access Protocol.

https://www.newham.gov.uk/Documents/Education%20and%20learning/FairAccessProtocol.pdf



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 the borough allocates school places and not the school, therefore 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.


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.

We are a school maintained by London Borough of Newham which means they are the admission authority for 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


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.




Starting Primary School 2020 Edition



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


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


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





Starting Secondary School’ autumn 2020 edition 




Moving from primary to secondary school in September 2021

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.

Before submitting a year 7 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.


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


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:

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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