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 Gallions Primary School and we have formally agreed to adopt the LB Newham’s admission arrangements for September 2019 and for September 2020.

We 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.

Reception Admissions September 2020

Starting Primary School Booklet

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

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

Admission Arrangements
– Link to Pan London eAdmissions portal – opens 1 September 2019 for September 2020 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 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
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. Gallions has signed up to the LB Newham’s Fair Access Protocol.

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 eAdmissions portal

Please contact N Harman 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 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.

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 2020 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.

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.