Admissions

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. 

We are an academy which means we are our own admission authority but have adopted the London Borough of Newham’s admission arrangements and processes to ensure continuity across the borough.

The staff, governing body and pupils of Elmhurst Primary School 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.

All applications for this school must be made through London Borough of Newham’s Pupil Services, not this school.


Reception Admissions September 2022

Starting Primary School Booklet

For all children born between 1 September 2017 and 31 August 2018, their parents/carers must apply for a reception class place if they want them to start school in the academic year September 2022/2023. 

The national closing date for on time reception applications is midnight on the 15th January 2022.

The National offer date for on time reception applicants is 19th April 2022.

All Reception 2022 applications must be made through the family’s home local authority.​

For children living in Newham families must apply via London Borough of Newham. 

For children living outside Newham, whose family wants them to attend this school their application must be made through their home borough naming tis school as a preference on their application. 

Remember, parents/carers must apply for a place, even if:

  • They want their child to go to the local school.
  • Their child has an older brother or sister at the school.
  • They want their child to start reception in the school where they are attending nursery.

The law does not allow us to reserve reception places.

Before submitting a reception application we strongly recommend all families read the Autumn 2021 edition of the local authority's ‘Starting Primary School’ guide and find out information about the school you are interested in.

Information about Reception Admissions Process for September 2022 Entry

London Borough of Newham's Determined Arrangements for 2022/23 (entry from September 2022)  Admission Arrangements

Link to Pan London eAdmissions portal – opens 1 September 2021 for September 2022 reception applications www.eadmissions.org.uk

Pan London Co-ordinated Admissions

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. 


In-year applications:

If a family arrives in Newham during the school year 2021/2022 and their child needs a school place they must complete an In Year form naming their preferred schools.

Information about In Year Admissions: https://www.newham.gov.uk/schools-education/year-admissions/1

School places are usually offered within 10 days. 

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

Before submitting an application we strongly recommend all families read the autumn 2021 edition of the local authorities ‘Starting Primary School’ guide and find out information about the school you are interested in.

Determined School Admission Arrangements Sept 2021

In Year school application form for 1st September 2020 to 16th August 2021 (Reception to Year 6): 

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. 


Secondary School Transition for Year 6 pupils 

Starting Secondary School Booklet 2

Information on the Year 7 application process 

Link to Pan London e-admissions portal

The national closing date for on time secondary applications is the 31st October 2021.

The National offer date for on time secondary applicants is 1st March 2022.

Please contact Miss Young or Miss Tidmarsh if you have any questions about moving to secondary school.

Moving from primary to secondary school in September 2022

Year 7 Admission for September 2022

For all children born from 1 September 2010 and 31 August 2011 inclusive, their parents/carers will need to apply for year 7 secondary school place for September 2022, unless the child is on roll at an All Through school (Chobham Academy, Langdon Academy or School 21) as they will automatically move into year 7 unless they would prefer another school.

All year 7 applications for September 2022 must be made through the family’s home local authority.​

For children living in Newham families must apply via London Borough of Newham. 

For children who live outside Newham, whose family wants them to attend this school their application must be made through their home borough naming this school as a preference on their application.

Before submitting a year 7 application we strongly recommend all families read the autumn 2021 edition of the local authorities ‘Starting Secondary School’ guide and find out information about the school you are interested in.  If possible look at their virtual tours.

Remember, families must apply for a place, even if their 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)

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.

Year 7 Admission for September 2022

Determined Arrangements for 2021-2022 (September 2022 entry)

Link to Pan London eAdmissions portal – opens 1 September 2021 for September 2022 year 7 applications: www.eadmissions.org.uk

Information about the Pan London Co-ordinated Admissions Scheme

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.


Determined Admission Arrangements for September 2023 entry

The Governing Body and New Vision Trust Board of Trustees has formally agreed to adopt the London Borough of Newham's Admission Arrangements for September 2023. 

Determined School Admission Arrangements September 2023


Waiting Lists

Please find information about our waiting lists here.