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"In the Learning in Harmony Trust, we work in harmony to achieve excellence for all. We live and breathe our values and focus on doing things the right way, providing the perfect environment for all our children to flourish and succeed. And with a diverse range of schools in two contrasting locations, we offer a unique opportunity for professionals looking for a challenging and rewarding career in a supportive, creative and forward-thinking environment."
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Drew Primary School


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.

Key Dates

What Date
The eAdmissions Pan London portal opens for online applications. 1 September 2021
Deadline for Online Applications 15th January 2022
National Offer Day 19th April 2022

Please click on the link to access the 'We are going to school' information booklet for the borough of Newham.

Determined Admission Arrangements for September 2022

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 2022

Further information -

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

If your family arrives in Newham during the school year 2021/2022 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. 

 Nursery Admissions

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

Secondary School Admissions 2022

Information for parents of children starting secondary school in September 2022

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

Already attends the nursery of your preferred school.


They have a brother or sister who attends the school. 


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.

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 London Borough of 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.