Although we are the admissions authority for the schools in the Trust, we do not have a special admissions policy. Our schools follow their Local Authorities' admissions processes. To find out about specific schools, please follow the links below to visit their websites.
If you are not offered a place at the school you have named as your first preference, or any other schools named as preferences on your most recent application, visit www.newham.gov.uk/schoolsappeal or call 020 8430 2000 for details.
If you want to appeal for a place at any school in Newham, including an academy or free school you must complete the Council’s appeal form or send in a letter of appeal detailing all your reasons – these are known as your written representations. You must send your appeal to: Newham Independent School Appeals Service (NISAS) 1000 Dockside Road London E16 2QU
For ‘on time’ school applications made in the normal admissions round, appeals will be heard within 40 school days of the deadline for lodging appeals. For ‘late’ school applications, appeals should be heard within 40 school days from the deadline for lodging appeals where possible. If you lodge your appeal after the relevant deadline your appeal will be heard within 30 school days of the appeal being lodged. ‘Normal’ admissions are applications for reception, primary to secondary, infant to junior and 14-19 transition for entry in September 2020.
For reception the national closing date is 15 January 2020. The deadline for lodging reception appeals for September 2020 entry will be Friday 8 May 2020.
For in-year admissions, appeals will be heard within 30 school days of the appeal being lodged. There is no closing date for lodging an ‘in year’ application, the only requirement is that you have not withdrawn your application for the school you are appealing for. If you withdraw your application for the school you are appealing for before the hearing your appeal will be cancelled.