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Drew Primary School

Admissions

We would welcome you in applying for a place at our school. To do this you must follow the correct process for your child's age as detailed below. 

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

Normal Admissions. 

If your child was born between 1 September 2015 and 31 August 2016, you will need to apply for a reception class place in an infant or primary school for September 2020.

  • 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. 

 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. 

Reception Admission for September 2020

Determined Arrangements for the 2020/2021 (entry from September 2020)

Click here to view Document.

Pan London eAdmissions portal - this opens on 1 September 2019

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.

 Infant to junior school transition

If your child was born between 1 September 2012 and 31 August 2013 and attends an infant school, you will need to apply for a year 3 junior place in an infant ot primary school for September 2020. If they attend a primary school NOT an infant school you have the choice of your child staying at their primary school or applying to change to another school. If they re happy in their primary school you do not need to take any action. 

  • 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. 

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

Already attends the infant school linked to your preferred junior school

OR

They have a brother or sister who attends the school. 

Determined Arrangements for the 2020/2021 (entry from September 2020)

Click here to view Document.

Pan London eAdmissions portal - this opens on 1 September 2019

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.

In Year admissions into primary school (aka mid term and mid phase)

If your family arrives in Newham during the school year 2019/2020 and your child needs a school place in the borough 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 you prefer as that school may not have a suitable place available. 

In Year Admissions for September 2019 to August 2020 (Year Groups Reception to Year 6)

Determined Arrangements for September 2019 onwards entry

In Year school application form (all year groups) for September 2019 to August 2020

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 in September 2020

Starting Secondary School information Autumn 2019

If your child was born between 1 September 2008 and 31 August 2009 you will need to apply for a secondary school place for September 2020. 

  • 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. 

We recommend that the families of all of our year 6 pupils attend as many of the Open Days and Open Evenings at the school across Newham before making a decision about what schools to name as a preference.  


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)

Once a place becomes available for your child you will be invited to attend an admission interview and you will be informed of a start date. Except for children joining the Nursery or Reception, children generally start school on a Monday.You will need to bring with you; your child’s birth certificate and proof of address. Further details will be provided in the letter inviting you to attend the admission interview.

 Nursery Admissions

 Children are admitted to the Nursery according to strictly applied age criteria.

Children cannot be offered a place until they have passed their third birthday and then only if a place is available.

In order to be offered a place in our nursery, children need to be toilet trained and out of nappies.

Parents/carers may register their child for a Nursery place with the School Office at any time. You will then be invited to attend an admission interview and meet the Nursery staff prior to being offered a place.

Children from the Nursery do not automatically transfer to the Reception class. The admission criteria for the Reception class are the same as those listed above for the main school. For those children who obtain a place the school follows Newham’s policy for the admission of Rising 5’s.

Admission Appeals

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