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Drew Primary School

Admissions

The staff, governing body and pupils of Drew 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. 

All applications for this school must be made through London Borough of Newham's Pupil Services, not this school.

If you would like to apply for a place in our Nursery please click here for further information.

Please click on the link to access the Starting Primary School information booklet for the borough of Newham. 

Determined Admission Arrangements for September 2021

This school is an academy and part of the Learning in Harmony Multi Academy Trust which means we are our own admission authority however we continue to adopt the LB Newham’s Admission Arrangements.

LB Newham - Determined Admission Arrangements for September 2021

Reception Admission for September 2021

If your child was born between 1 September 2016 and 31 August 2017, you will need to apply for a reception class place in an infant or primary school for September 2021.

National closing date for on time reception applications is 15 January 2021

National offer date for on time reception applicants 16 April 2021

All reception 2021 applications must be made though the family's home local authority. 

  • If your child lives in Newham you will need to apply via London Borough of Newham. 
  • If your child lives outside of Newham, but you want him or her to go to school in Newham, you will need to apply through the local authority in the borough you live in. 

 Remember, you must always apply for a place, even if your child:

Already attends the nursery of your preferred school.

OR

They have a brother or sister who attends the 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 - Click here to view.

London Borough of Newham's Determined Arrangements for the 2021/2022 (entry from September 2021) Click here.

Pan London eAdmissions portal - this opens on 1 September 2020 for September 2021 reception applications.

Guidance on creating an eAdmissions account and applying - Click here

Pan London Co-ordinated Scheme - Click here

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 (aka mid term and mid phase)

If your family arrives in Newham during the school year 2020/2021 and your child needs a school place you must complete an In Year form and you are usually given a place within 10 days. 

The place offered may not be at the school the family prefer as that school may not have a suitable place available. 

In Year Admissions for 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

In Year school application form (all year groups) for September 2020 to July 2021

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.

 Moving from primary to secondary school - Year 7 Admission for September 2021

Starting Secondary School information Autumn 2020

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 secondary school 2021 applications must be made through the family’s home local authority.‚Äč

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

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

  • If your child lives in Newham you will need to apply via London Borough of Newham. 
  • If your child lives outside of Nehwam, but you want him or her to go to school in Newham, you will need to apply through the local authority in the borough you live in. 

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, you must apply for a place, even if  your child:

  • Has a brother or sister attending the school;
  • Lives in the schools priority area (for Sarah Bonnell and Chobham Academy)
  • Attends a link school (for Stratford School Academy only)

Information on the year 7 application process 

Determined Arrangements for September 2021 entry

Link to Pan London eAdmissions portal - opens 1 September 2020 for September 2021 year 7 applications - Click here

Guidance on creating an eAdmissions account and applying - Click here

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.

 Nursery Admissions

If you would like to apply for a place in our Nursery please click here for further information.

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. Drew Primary School has signed up to the LB Newham's Fair Access Protocol. 

Click here for more information.

School Waiting Lists

Please click here for more information. 

Admission Appeals

If you wish to appeal against a refusal for admission, you must contact the Local Authority who can advise you further.