All children of UK citizens have to right to attend schools in England.
However, ‘Foreign nationals’ who do not normally live in the UK but want a school place for their child, must check that if their children have an immigration status which allows them to enter the UK and to access a state-funded school. In most cases, foreign national children in the UK have the right to attend schools in England. School admission authorities must not refuse to admit a child or remove them from their school roll based on their nationality or immigration status.
It is the responsibility of parents or carers, not the local authority or a school, to check that their children have a right, under their visa entry conditions, to study at a UK school.
Families must check their ‘right of abode’ or ‘the conditions of their immigration status’ for a state-funded school before applying for a school place in Newham.
Information on how to check a family’s rights
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