Newham

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 London Borough of 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.   

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.
Many academies in Newham who are their own admission authorities chose to adopt these determined arrangements. Each schools website will include their admission arrangements for September 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. ​

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