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Curwen Primary School

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Admissions

The Local Authority’s Determined Arrangements have been adopted by the governing body of this academy/multi academy trust.   

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.  London Borough of Newham is the admission authority for Curwen Primary School and we have formally agreed to adopt the LB Newham’s admission arrangements for September 2020.   

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   

https://www.newham.gov.uk/Pages/ServiceChild/School-admissions-statutory-consultation.aspx#Previousconsultations

Please click here to see the PDF explaining the Determined Arrangements for the school year starting in 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.

The London Borough of Newham is the Admission Authority for this school who organise all admissions centrally. Application forms are available online or through contacting the council 020 8430 2000.  We have included various information and forms below.

Admission for entry from September 2019/20

  • LB Newham Primary School Determined Admission Arrangements for 2019 entry click here
  • LB Newham Primary School Admissions web pages click here
  • LB Newham Secondary School Admissions web pages click here 
  • ‘In Year’ School Admissions Application – aka mid term or mid phase click here
  • Pan London eadmissions portal click here

We would welcome you applying for a place at our school.  To do this you must follow the correct process for your child’s age as detailed below.

Normal Admissions

If your child was born between 1 September 2015 and 31 August 2016, you will need to apply for a reception class place in an infant or primary school for September 2020. 

If your child lives in Newham you will need to apply via London Borough of Newham. But if your child lives outside Newham, but you want him or her to go to school in Newham, you will need to apply through the local authority in the borough you live in.

Remember, you must always apply for a place, even if your child:

  • Already attends the nursery of your preferred school

OR

  • They have a brother or sister who attends the schools

Reception Admission for September 2020

Determined Arrangements for the 2020/2021 (entry from September 2020) 

https://www.newham.gov.uk/Documents/Education%20and%20learning/LBNewhamSchoolAdmissionArrangementsSep2020.pdf

Link to Pan London eAdmissions portal – opens 1 September 2020 for September 2020 reception applications

www.eadmissions.org.uk

Pan London Co-ordinated Admissions
https://www.newham.gov.uk/Documents/Education%20and%20learning/LBNewhamPanLondonCoordinatedPrimaryScheme202021.pdf

School Finder

We recommend you use the Newham School Finder tool to determine the location of your preferred Newham schools and calculate home to school distances. 

https://www.newham.gov.uk/Pages/Services/Primary-School-Fact-Finder.aspx

Infant to junior school transition

If your child was born between 1 September 2012 and 31 August 2013 and attends an infant school, you will need to apply for a year 3 junior place in an infant or primary school for September 2020.  If they attend a primary school NOT an infant school you have the choice of your child staying at their primary school or applying to change to another school.  If they are happy in their primary school you do not need to take any action.

If your child lives in Newham you will need to apply via London Borough of Newham. But if your child lives outside Newham, but you want him or her to go to school in Newham, you will need to apply through the local authority in the borough you live in.

Remember, if your child attends an infant school you must apply for a place, even if your child:

  • Already attends the infant school linked to your preferred junior school

OR

  • They have a brother or sister who attends the junior school

Determined Arrangements for the 2020/2021 (entry from September 2020) 

https://www.newham.gov.uk/Documents/Education%20and%20learning/LBNewhamSchoolAdmissionArrangementsSep2020.pdf

Link to Pan London eAdmissions portal – opens 1 September 2020 for September 2020 year 3 junior school applications

www.eadmissions.org.uk

Pan London Co-ordinated Admissions
https://www.newham.gov.uk/Documents/Education%20and%20learning/LBNewhamPanLondonCoordinatedPrimaryScheme202021.pdf

School Finder

We recommend you use the Newham School Finder tool to determine the location of your preferred Newham schools and calculate home to school distances. 

https://www.newham.gov.uk/Pages/Services/Primary-School-Fact-Finder.aspx

In Year admissions into primary school (aka mid term and mid phase)

If your family arrives in Newham during the school year 2019/2020 and your child needs a school place in the borough you must complete an In Year form and you are usually given a place within 10 days. 

The place offered may not be at the school you prefer as that school may not have a suitable place available.

In Year Admissions for September 2019 to August 2020 (Year Groups Reception to Year 6)

Determined Arrangements for September 2019 onwards entry    

https://www.newham.gov.uk/Documents/Education%20and%20learning/LBNewhamSchoolAdmissionArrangements2019.pdf  

In Year school application form (all year groups) for September 2019 to August 2020
https://newham-self.achieveservice.com/service/InYear_School_Admission_Application  

School Finder

We recommend you use the Newham School Finder tool to determine the location of your preferred Newham schools and calculate home to school distances. 

https://www.newham.gov.uk/Pages/Services/Primary-School-Fact-Finder.aspx

Moving from primary to secondary school in September 2020

If your child was born between 1 September 2008 and 31 August 2009, you will need to apply for a secondary school place for September 2020.

If your child lives in Newham you will need to apply via London Borough of Newham. But if your child lives outside Newham, but you want him or her to go to school in Newham, you will need to apply through the local authority in the borough you live in .
 

We recommend that the families of all of our year 6 pupils attend as many of the Open Days and Open Evening at the schools across Newham before making a decision what schools to name as a preference.

To maximise your opportunities of getting a place at one of your preferred secondary schools name six schools with at least one being you local school.
Remember, you must apply for a place, even if  your child:

  • Has a brother or sister attending the school;
  • Lives in the schools priority area (for Sarah Bonnell only )
  • Attends a link school (for Stratford School Academy only)

Year 7 Admission for September 2020

Determined Arrangements for September 2020 entry    

https://www.newham.gov.uk/Documents/Education%20and%20learning/LBNewhamDeterminedSchoolAdmissionArrangementsSep2019.pdf

Link to Pan London eAdmissions portal – opens 1 September 2019 for September 2020 year 7 applications

www.eadmissions.org.uk

Pan London Co-ordinated Admissions

https://www.newham.gov.uk/Documents/Education%20and%20learning/Pan-LondonCo-ordinatedAdmissionSystem.pdf

School Finder

We recommend you use the Newham School Finder tool to determine the location of your preferred Newham schools and calculate home to school distances. 

https://www.newham.gov.uk/Pages/Services/Primary-School-Fact-Finder.aspx

Nursery Admission

Children are admitted to the nursery, the term after their 3rd birthday. The admission criteria are laid down by the Borough of Newham. They are as follows:-

  • In catchment area, with brothers or sisters in the school.
  • In catchment area, without brothers or sisters in the school.
  • Out of the catchment area, with brothers and sisters in the school.
  • Out of the catchment area.
  • All other children.

Children are admitted for either a morning or afternoon session. However, priority is given to all 4 year olds first. All parents should note that a place in the nursery does not guarantee a school place.

Useful links for all schools admissions