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. New Vision Trust is the admission authority for Elmhurst Primary School and we have formally agreed to adopt the LB Newham’s admission arrangements for September 2020 and for September 2021. 

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.

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.

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

Reception Admissions September 2021

Starting Primary School Booklet

For all children born from 1 September 2016 and 31 August 2017 inclusive, their parents/carers will need to apply for a reception class place in an infant or primary school for September 2021 entry. 

All reception 2021 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 reception place in this school, even if the child:

  • Attends our nursery
  • Has a brother or sister attending this school.

Before submitting a reception application we strongly recommend all families read the autumn 2020 edition of the local authority's ‘Starting Primary School’ guide and find out information about the school you are interested in.

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

Admission Arrangements

Link to Pan London eAdmissions portal – opens 1 September 2020 for September 2021 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. 

Tour Of The School

Prospective Reception parents wishing to visit the school can call the school office on 0208 472 1062 to make an appointment. 

In-year applications:

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    

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. 

Fair Access

The law requires that each local authority must have a Fair Access Protocol (FAP), agreed with the majority of schools in its area to ensure that for In Year admissions unplaced children, especially the most vulnerable, are offered a place at a suitable school as quickly as possible.  In agreeing a protocol, the local authority must ensure that no school - including those with available places - is asked to take a disproportionate number of children who have been excluded from other schools, or who have challenging behaviour.  Elmhurst Primary School has signed up to the LB Newham’s Fair Access Protocol.

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

Elmhurst Primary School Admissions Policy

Secondary School Transition for Year 6 pupils -

Deadline October 31st 2019

LB Newham Secondary School Admission Arrangements for 2020 entry
Starting Secondary School Booklet

Read the eAdmissions information leaflet on applying (PDF).

Link to Pan London e-admissions portal

Please contact Miss Young or Mr Purdie if you have any questions about the transition to secondary school.

 

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 and Chobham Academy)
  • Attends a link school (for Stratford School Academy only)

Year 7 Admission for September 2020

Determined Arrangements for September 2020 entry    

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

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. 

 

Infant to Junior School Admissions:

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) 

Link to Pan London eAdmissions portal – opens 1 September 2019 for September 2020 year 3 junior school 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.