Admissions

At Park we have adopted Newham’s Admission Arrangements. For further information, please see the information below provided by the Local Authority. Please note there are different arrangements for children starting school for the first time and for those joining our school mid phase. Our Admissions Officer, Tahirah Sherriff is on hand to support you with any questions you may have.

If you wish to find out more about Park before applying for a school place, please contact the school office to arrange an appointment with a member of our leadership team. We welcome, and indeed encourage, visits to the school. 

If your child has been successful in their application to Park, you will receive a letter from Pupil Services confirming the offer of a place.

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.  Park Primary School has signed up to the LB Newham’s Fair Access Protocol.

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

 

Reception Admission for September 2020

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

 

We will be arranging an open morning for prospective parents to visit Park in the autumn term. We will be providing more details and confirming the date shortly.

 

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. 

 

In Year Admissions into Primary School (aka mid term and mid phase admissions)

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.

 

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)

 

 

Useful links for all schools admissions

 

Home Visits

We visit all new Reception pupils, who are going to join our school in September, at home before they start school. We do this because we believe it gives you and us time to get to know each other away from the hustle and bustle of school. You will have the opportunity to meet your child’s teacher and teaching assistant and ask any questions that you may have about this important time in your child’s life.

We also visit mid-year admissions shortly after your child starts school. This is so that you have the opportunity to ask us questions about the school and for us to talk to you about how your child has settled into Park.