Admissions

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 Gallions 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 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. 

The national closing date for on time reception applications is the 15th January 2021.

The National offer date for on time reception applicants is 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 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

Admissions

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 476 1252 to make an appointment. 

In-year applications

If a family arrives in Newham during the school year 2020/2021 and their child needs a school place they must complete an In Year form naming their preferred schools.

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.

 In Year Admissions for 1 September 2020 to 16 July 2021 (Year Groups: reception to Year 6)

Before submitting an 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.

Determined Arrangements for September 2020 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. 

Secondary School Transition for Year 6 pupils 

Deadline October 31st 2020

LB Newham Secondary School Admission Arrangements for 2021 Entry
Starting Secondary School Booklet

Please see the link below for information about virtual/online open days taking place for Year 6 pupils.

https://www.newham.gov.uk/schools-education/admissions-secondary-school/6?documentId=40&categoryId=20004

Read the eAdmissions information leaflet on applying (PDF).

Link to Pan London e-admissions portal

Please contact the school if you have any questions about moving to secondary school.

Moving from primary to secondary school in September 2021

Year 7 Admission for September 2021

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 they would prefer another school.

All year 7 applications for September 2021 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 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.

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 your local school.

Year 7 Admission for September 2020

Determined Arrangements for September 2021 entry    

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

Children born from 1 September 2013 and 31 August 2014, who attend an infant school, will need to apply 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.

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 lives 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:

We recommend you use the Newham School Finder tool to determine the location of your preferred Newham schools and calculate home to school distances

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 your local school.

Remember, you must apply for a place, even if your child:

  • Has a brother or sister attending the school;
  • Lives in the school’s priority area (for Sarah Bonnell only)
  • 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.

Nursery Admissions Policy

Aims
To ensure the admissions process to Gallions Nursery is fair, transparent and consistent.

Background
Gallions Nursery is a 78 place nursery offering 2, three hour sessions each day

Process
When a parent expresses an interest in their child attending Gallions Nursery they are asked to fill out a form available from the school office, or we can have one posted to home. We will provide you a list of necessary supporting documentation to complete registration.

Registration can only take place once a child is over 2 years of age.

If a space becomes available in the Nursery, the parent is contacted by telephone. If the parent cannot be contacted by phone a letter is sent and the parent is required to respond within ten days. If no response is received it is assumed that the place is not required.

The Nursery admissions coordinator will start to contact parents in April to offer places for the next academic year. Parents will be invited to take a tour of the Nursery, and meet Alison, the Nursery teacher.

Once Alison has met with the family she will give them a start date and we will formally enrol the child. This will involve an offer letter being sent from Gallions to parents, with parents signing and returning the acceptance slip in a prompt manner.

Order of Admissions
Children are admitted in age order depending on their date of birth. All children who are in the catchment area will be admitted before those outside it unless they already have a sibling at the school. The main admissions point of the year is the Autumn Term. Subsequent spaces may become available if children leave Gallions Nursery.

Children attend Gallions Nursery for up to three terms and will usually start at age three, becoming four by the end of the nursery year (August). Children born in September are admitted first, followed by children with October birthdays and so on.

If all children born from September to August were admitted during the academic year, the next cohort of September birthdays would be contacted and given the opportunity of a longer time in the nursery. Within each birth month children are contacted in order of how long they have been on the waiting list.

If multiple birth children (twins, triplets etc) are on the list spaces will be kept open until sufficient spaces are available in one session for all siblings to be admitted together.

Every effort is made to inform parents of their child’s progress along the waiting list. Parents are informed if their child is unlikely to get a place at Gallions Nursery and are advised to consider alternative provision. Where possible, links are made with children who have been on the waiting list but who are likely to be unsuccessful in receiving a place in the Nursery.