In year admissions

Find out how to apply for an in-year (once school has started) admission to a Newham school, for example if you have recently moved or you want to change which school your child goes to.

You should apply for an in-year school place for your child if you:

  • Have moved into Newham
  • Want your child to be educated in Newham
  • Want to change your child's school in Newham.

Do not use this application for a:

  • Planned move into a reception class
  • Transfer from an infant to junior school
  • Move from primary to secondary school.

Apply for an in-year nursery place (2019/20)

If you wish to apply for a nursery place mid-term, go directly to the school you want your child to join. The school will tell you what you need to do.

Apply for an in-year primary school place (2019/20)

First, read the admission rules for the primary schools you wish to apply to:

You will then need to complete the online in-year application form.

The form will take 15-20 minutes to complete. You will be unable to save the form as you go along, so before you start make sure you have:

  • Your National Insurance number
  • Your NASS reference number (if you are an asylum seeker)
  • Your address and your child's address if different
  • Your child's doctor and dentist details
  • Details of your child's social worker (if applicable)
  • Details of any recent exclusions from school (if applicable).

Our PDF version of the in-year common application form 2019/20 includes guidance notes to help you to fill in the online form.

Apply for an in-year secondary school place (2019/20)

First, read the admission rules for the secondary schools you wish to apply to. You can find links to PDF documents about specific schools and their application arrangements below.

Apply online

Then fill in the online in-year common application form​.

The form will take 15-20 minutes to complete. You will be unable to save the form as you go along, so before you start make sure you have:

  • Your National Insurance number
  • Your NASS reference number (if you are an asylum seeker)
  • Your address and your child's address if different
  • Your child's doctor and dentist details
  • Details of your child's social worker (if applicable)
  • Details of any recent exclusions from school (if applicable)
  • Details of any GCSE exams being studied by your child (if applicable).

Our PDF version of the in-year common application form 2019/20​ includes guidance notes to help you to fill in the online form.

How we offer in-year school places

If your child lives in Newham and does not have a school place or an offer of a place in the borough, we will try to offer a place within ten school days of receiving your application. 

If we cannot offer a place at any of the schools named in your application, we will give your child a place at the school closest to your home with a suitable space.

In-year admission appeals

You can appeal if any school you applied to refused your application. To find out more, go to our school admissions appeals page 

Documents to take to school before your child can start

When your child is given a place, before he or she can start at the school, there are documents you must take to the head teacher.

You can find a list of documents on our documents needed for entry page

Complete an online application

Find a primary school

Use our primary school fact finder to find useful information on schools you want to apply to.

Use our Primary school fact finder 

Find a secondary school

Use our secondary school fact finder to find useful information on schools you want to apply to.

Use our Secondary school fact finder