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Admissions & Attendance

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.  London Borough of Newham is the admission authority for North Beckton Primary School and we have formally agreed to adopt the LB Newham’s admission arrangements for September 2020.   

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

Please click here to see the PDF explaining the Determined Arrangements for the school year starting in September 2020.

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.

Admission for entry from September 2019/20

  • LB Newham Primary School Determined Admission Arrangements for 2019 entry click here
  • LB Newham Primary School Admissions web pages click here
  • ‘In Year’ School Admissions Application – aka mid term or mid phase click here
  • Pan London eadmissions portal click here 

Normal Admissions

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

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 2020 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

As the new Fair Access protocol was agreed for ‘go live’ in September 2019 can you please include the URL and text below on the Admissions page of your website.

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

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

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

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 2020 for September 2020 year 3 junior school 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

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/LBNewhamDeterminedSchoolAdmissionArrangementsSep2019.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/Pan-LondonCo-ordinatedAdmissionSystem.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.asp

Nursery Admissions

If you would like to place your child on our waiting list please come into the school office. Children can be put on the Nursery waiting list from the age of two and, depending on availability of places, will usually start the term after their 3rd birthday.

When a place becomes available for your child you will be invited to a parents meeting where you will be given a welcome pack and have a chance to meet the staff and look around the Nursery. We will then invite you and your child to come in for a taster session in the Nursery and you will then be given a start date.

During your child’s first week in Nursery they have a slightly shorter session to allow them time to settle.  Each child is different and our Nursery staff will be flexible to each individual child’s needs.

Please remember that the allocation of a Nursery place does not guarantee a school place and this has to be applied for separately through Pupils Services (details below).

Attendance

Good attendance and punctuality are vital and therefore we ask parents to telephone the school if you are going to be late or absent. We always have a waiting list for Nursery places and  if your child misses several sessions or you are late regularly you may lose your  place.

Primary School Admissions

We follow the Local Authority's criteria for admissions. To request a place for your child at North Beckton you can apply online for places from Reception up to Year 6 at www.eadmissons.org.uk or contact Pupil Services at Newham Dockside, 3rd Floor, East side, 1000 Dockside Road, London E16 2QU.

The Local Authority’s Determined Arrangements have been adopted by the governing body of North Beckton Primary School.   

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Good attendance and punctuality are essential to our pupils’ success at school. Your child should attend school each day unless he/she is absent through illness. All absence must be explained by the parent/guardian by phoning the school on the first day of absence. When your child returns to school, medical evidence must be provided to authorise these absences. Please note that hand written letters will not authorise absence. Please note that holidays during term time will not be authorised.

The expected level of attendance for Newham school children is at least 95%.Our target for attendance 2017-2018 is 96.3%.
Pupils need to be collected promptly from their class at 3.30 p.m. Years 5 and 6 may make their own way home with parental consent and agreement from the class teacher. Nursery up to Year 3 must be collected by someone aged 16 or over. 

We believe attendance is very important each week.  Each week the class with the best attendance receives a school cup.  There is also a separate award for the class with the least number of lateness.