Admissions

There are different arrangements for children starting our school for the first time and for children starting at a later date. As a school, we follow the local authority’s admissions procedures which can be found at: www.newham.gov.uk/Pages/Services/Admissions-primary-school.aspx.  All applications for this school must be made through the London Borough of Newham’s Pupil Services, not the school.

Nursery admissions

As a school we hold our own records for admission to the nursery. We will accept children’s names on a completed application form for the nursery waiting list, from their second birthday. Once your child is on our waiting list, we cannot guarantee you a place but we do try to offer all children at least three terms in the nursery before entry into school.

Normally, in the summer term before the children’s planned start in September (or earlier if available), the school will offer places according to the local authority’s admission procedures and will contact parents/carers accordingly.

The offer for your child will be a half-day session, either morning or afternoon.

Please contact the school office for an application form.

30 hours free nursery education and childcare for working families

We are delighted that the school is able to offer a small number of 30 hour places to some of our families. Details of the offer can be found at:

https://families.newham.gov.uk/kb5/newham/directory/advice.page?familychannel=3&id=2bRwtEwAVoc

If you are interested in a place and are eligible to apply, please contact the school office for more details. Please note that there will be a small charge per day to cover the lunchtime and any lunch provided.

How we offer places in the nursery

Where there are more applicants than places available, the school’s Governing Body must apply their over subscription criteria to determine which children should be offered a place. The school will place all applications in a rank order based on their priority group and home to school distance tie break within each group:

  1. Children with assessed special educational needs will be given priority.
  2. Children in the care of the local authority (Looked After Children).
  3. Children who will get one term in nursery before starting primary school.
  4. Children who will get two terms in nursery and so on.

In each age group, we will admit children in the following order:

1. Children who live locally and have a brother or sister at the school.
2. Children who live locally but do not have a brother or sister at the school.
3. Children who live elsewhere in Newham and have a brother or sister at the school.
4. Children who live elsewhere in Newham.

Starting Primary School - Reception Admission for September 2021

If your child was born between 1 September 2016 and 31 August 2017 inclusive, you will need to apply for a reception class place in an infant or primary school for September 2021 entry.

National Closing date for on time reception applications - 15th January 2021

National Offer date for on time reception applications - 16th April 2021

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 this school as a preference on their application.

Remember, parents/carers must apply for a reception place in this school, even if the child:

  1.  Attends our nursery

    OR

  2. 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 authorities ‘Starting Primary School’ guide and find out information about the school you are interested in.

Infant to junior school transition for September 2021 entry

Children born from 1 September 2013 and 31 August 2014 who attend an infant school, will need to apply for a year 3 junior place in an infant or primary school for September 2021.  This does not apply to children who attend a primary school unless their parent/carer wants to change their child’s school for September 2021.

National closing date for on time junior applications 15 January 2021
 
National offer date for on time junior applicants 16 April 2021

All junior school (or year 3 in a primary school school) applications for 2021 entry 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 with children on roll in a year 2 class of an infant school must apply for a junior place in a school, even if the child:

  1. Has a brother or sister who attends this school.

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

Moving from primary to secondary school in September 2021 (Year 7 Admission)

For all children born from 1 September 2009 and 31 August 2010 inclusive, their parents/carers will need to apply for year 7 secondary school place for September 2020, 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 a different school has been named first.

All year 7 applications for September 2021 must be made through the family’s home local authority. ​

National closing date for on time year 7 applications 31st October 2020

National offer date for on time year 7 applicants 1st March 2021

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 2020 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.

Details of the Secondary school open days, open evenings and virtual tours can be found at: 
https://www.newham.gov.uk/schools-education/admissions-secondary-school/6?documentId=40&categoryId=20004

Remember, families must apply for a place, even if their child:

  1. Has a brother or sister attending the school;
  2. Lives in the school’s priority area (for Sarah Bonnell only)
  3. Attends a link school (for Stratford School Academy only)

School Waiting Lists

How we offer places

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

Determined Admission Arrangements - September 2022

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 2022, by 28 February 2021. 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. Carpenters 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 2021 (entry in September 2022), consultation must be completed by 31 January 2021. 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 2022 as our changes were made and consulted upon for entry in September 2019.

Previous consultation (LBN website)

Determined Arrangements for the school year starting in September 2021/22

You can 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 2021 must be referred to the Adjudicator by 15 May 2020. Any decision of the Adjudicator must be acted on by the admission authority and admission arrangements amended accordingly.

Useful links for all schools’ admissions

  1. Gov.UK
  2. LB Newham School Finder
  3. Ace Education – Independent Advice for Parents and Carers