Admissions

Children are admitted to Calverton according to the L.A. policy. Children are admitted to the nursery as soon as a space becomes available after their third birthday. Names can be placed on our waiting list after their second birthday. Nursery places do not give children priority for placement in the main school. When children are admitted to the main school they are given priority in the following order.

  1. Children who live locally (within Calverton's catchment area) and have a brother or sister in the school
  2. Children who do not live locally, but have a brother or sister in school, provided it can be proved that a place was not available at the local school for the brother or sister
  3. Other children who live locally
  4. Children who do not live locally but have a brother or sister in the school
  5. Other children, whether or not they live in Newham. Visits for prospective parents and their children are welcomed and should be arranged with the school secretary for a mutually agreed time

More information for parents with children starting school can be found in our Admissions Policy below.

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

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

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.  The LB Newham is the admission authority for all maintained schools located in Newham with the exception of the faith schools who are their own admission authorities.  Calverton Primary School is a LB Newham maintained school meaning we must use their admission arrangements.

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

Our Determined Arrangements for the school year starting in September 2020 are:

Determined Arrangements Document   

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.

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. 

Starting Primary School Booklet 2019/2020

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 2019 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 

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

Moving from Primary School to Secondary School Booklet 2019/2020

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    

https://www.newham.gov.uk/Documents/Education%20and%20learning/LBNewhamSchoolAdmissionArrangementsSep2020.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/LBNewhamPanLondonCoordinatedSecondaryScheme202021.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/Secondary-School-Fact-Finder.aspx?l1=100005&l2=200086

 

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