School admissions statutory consultation

In accordance with the School Admissions (Admission Arrangements and Co-ordination of Admission Arrangements) (England) Regulations 2012 the London Borough of Newham is consulting on its proposed school admission arrangements for September 2019 onwards.
​These arrangements and oversubscription criteria are for all Newham community* and voluntary controlled schools (infant, junior, primary and secondary):

Eastlea Community School, Kingsford Community School, Lister Community School, Little Ilford School, Plashet School, Rokeby School, The Cumberland School, The Royal Docks Community School and Sarah Bonnell School 

Altmore Infant School, Avenue Primary School, Brampton Primary School, Calverton Primary School, Carpenter’s Primary School, Central Park Primary School, Colegrave Primary School, Dersingham Primary School, Ellen Wilkinson Primary School, Elmhurst Primary School, Essex Primary School, Gallions Primary School, Godwin Junior School, Grange Primary School, Hallsville Primary School, Keir Hardie Primary School, Lathom Junior School, Manor Primary School, Maryland Primary School, Nelson Primary School, New City Primary School, North Beckton Primary School, Odessa Infant School, Park Primary School, Plaistow Primary School, Roman Road Primary School, School 21, St. James’ CoE Primary School, St. Stephen’s Primary School, Salisbury Primary School, Sandringham Primary School, Scott Wilkie Primary School, Shaftesbury Primary School, Sir John Heron Primary School, Southern Road Primary School, Star Primary School, School, Vicarage Primary School, West Ham Church Primary School, William Davies Primary School, Winsor Primary School and Woodgrange Infant School      

*For any of the community schools listed above who are in the process of converting to an academy during the consultation period they have indicated they will be adopting the arrangements determined (set) by this consultation.
The academies and free schools listed below who propose to continue to adopt the local authorities arrangements:

Bobby Moore Academy, Brampton Manor Academy, Forest Gate Community School, Langdon Academy, Oasis Academy Silvertown  

Britannia Village Primary School, Cleves Primary School, Curwen Primary School, Drew Primary School, Earlham Primary School, Gainsborough Primary School, Hartley Primary School, Kaizen Primary School, Kensington Primary School, Monega Primary School, Portway Primary School, Ranelagh Primary School, Ravenscroft Primary School, Rosetta Primary School, Selwyn Primary School, Sheringham Academy, Tollgate Primary School, Upton Cross Primary 

The academies located within the London Borough of Newham listed below propose to adopt the the arrangements determined (set) by this consultation but will not be adopting the oversubscription criteria and will continue to use their own.

East London Science School, London Design and Engineering – University Technical College, St. Angela’s Ursuline School, St. Bonaventure’s Catholic Comprehensive School and Stratford School Academy.  

Consultation period

Thursday 7 December 2017 to 17:00 on Wednesday 31 January 2018.Thursday 7 December 2017 to 17:00 on Wednesday 31 January 2018. 

Key proposed changes, with rationale

Please note that additional information in the rationale for the changes has been provided below, in response to a small number of queries received.
  1. The admission arrangements now cover both primary and secondary, rather than separate documents for primary and one for secondary. This is in order to introduce a single, easier to understand set of arrangements for all year groups.​

  2. Removal of catchment areas and the associated catchment area priority for infant, junior and primary schools. This is to eliminate confusion and to remove a barrier to admission at the most geographically local schools, due to the local set boundaries of a catchment area. Robust data analysis has been completed that indicates in practice, this change has a minimal impact on admission outcomes, but will assist in creating transparency for parents.

  3. Staff children - priority 3. This is to assist local schools in recruiting and retaining staff by prioritising admission of staff children to their schools. This proposal was introduced in response to concerns raised by Newham headteachers regarding the challenges they face in relation to recruitment and retention of staff. Across London many schools already prioritise staff children in their oversubscription criteria. This will help ensure we have no barriers to recruitment especially where there is a demonstrable skills shortage, such as maths. We propose to make this change for London Borough of Newham community and voluntary controlled schools.

  4. Service children - priority 4. To compliment the council’s Cabinet approved housing allocations policy we are prioritising Service children whose parent/carers have or are serving the country.

Proposed Arrangements

Your opinion is important to us

This is a formal consultation process that gives you your say in how we offer school places within the borough.  Having your say will help you to build your personal resilience on matters that affect you and/or your community.       

Respond to this consultation

If you would like to participate in this consultation please tell us if you agree or disagree and where you disagree your reason why. All comments will be given serious consideration before we determine (set) our arrangements.

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Contact Us

For further information you can email us at or call 020 3430 2000.

You can also write to:
Pupil Services 
London Borough of Newham
PO Box 69972
E16 9DG 
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