Admissions to secondary school

Right to Education in England

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 on the basis of their nationality or immigration status nor remove them from roll on this basis.

It is the responsibility of parents/carers, not the local authority nor a school, to check that their children have a right, under their visa entry conditions, to study at a school. 

Families should check their right of abode or that the conditions of their immigration status otherwise permit them to access a state-funded school before applying for a school place in Newham.

Information on how to determine a family’s rights https://www.gov.uk/right-of-abode