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Admissions

Admissions to main school (Reception to Year 6)

The London Borough of Newham is the Admission Authority for this school who organise all admissions centrally. Application forms are available online or through contacting the council 020 8430 2000.

If you wish to apply for a place at Gainsborough Primary School, please see to the In Year Admissions page.

Reminder: following statutory consultation for admission from September 2019 onwards catchment areas no longer exist in Newham except for faith schools and Chobham Academy.  For more information regarding the consultation please see the Newham Website.

 

Primary school admissions for entry September 2019

Starting Primary School

Newham’s statutory composite prospectus includes a wide range of information including:

  • Reception admissions for September 2019 entry

  • 'In Year' (aka casual, mid term, mid phase) secondary admissions for 2018/19.  

Key messages for parent/carers

Visiting school

  • Parent/carers should consider and visit as many schools as possible, especially those close to their home, not just those of they were first thinking of naming as a preference.  What they experience may result in different schools being preferred form their initial thoughts. Gainsborough welcomes all visitors.

Online applications

  • Electronic receipt is issued on submission of a completed application.

  • No postal problems which can lead to an application going astray or arriving after the closing date which means it will be processed as 'late'.

  • Facility to easily change application information up to the Pan London closing dates.

  • No concerns with regard to misinterpretation of handwriting.

  • Outcome of application can be accessed on-line on national offer day, rather than waiting for letter which cannot be posted until offer day.

Deadlines

  • Tuesday 15 January 2019  - national closing day and deadline for applying on-line and for paper applications to be received by Pupil Services

  • Tuesday 15 January 2019 -  deadline for any paper applications to be received by the school ready for dispatch to Pupil Services at Dockside.   

  • Tuesday 15 January 2019 - deadline for the supplementary information forms (SIF) for our voluntary aided faith schools.  

ALL DATES ARE RECEIVED DATES NOT SENT/POSTED DATES

 

Check your application and applying by the closing date

  • All families must check their application before submission especially for sibling and home address details
  • The closing date is Tuesday 15th January 2019 - don’t miss it as a late application significantly reduces your chances of gaining a place in a preferred school.  In Newham historically most schools have all their places offered before late applicants are considered.

Prize Draw

  • All Newham families who apply using the Pan London eAdmissions portal will be automatically included in a prize draw for a school uniform – 5 winners (see the page 3 of the Newham Magazine for photo’s of this years winners)

Please see Newham's publication titled Starting Primary School for more information

Starting Secondary September 2019

Newham’s statutory composite prospectus includes a wide range of information including:

  • Year 7 admissions for September 2019 entry

  • 'In Year' (aka casual, mid term, mid phase) secondary admissions for 2018/19.  

  • Statutory section on 14-19 transition for families who want to apply for a UTC or Studio School for entry into year 9 for September 2019.  

Applications

  • Pan London eAdmissions portal www.eadmissions.org.uk

  • Pan London eAdmissions helpline – parent/carers and schools is 020 8255 5555 option 1

 

Key messages for parent/carers

Attending open evening

  • Parent/carers should be encouraged to attend as many open evening as possible not just those of the schools they are considering naming as a preference.  What you experience at schools may result in different schools being preferred from your initial thoughts.

Online applications

  • Electronic receipt is issued on submission of a completed application.

  • No postal problems which can lead to an application going astray or arriving after the closing date which means it will be processed as 'late'.

  • Facility to easily change application information up to the PAN London closing dates.

  • No concerns with regard to misinterpretation of handwriting.

  • Outcome of application can be accessed on-line on national offer day, rather than waiting for letter which cannot be posted until offer day.

Deadlines

  • Wednesday 31 October 2018  - national closing day and deadline for applying on-line and for paper applications to be received by Pupil Services

  • Friday 19 October 2018 -  deadline for any paper applications to be received by the school ready for dispatch to Pupil Services at Dockside.   

  • Wednesday 31 October 2018 - deadline for the supplementary information forms (SIF) for St. Angela's and St. Bonaventure's.  

ALL DATES ARE RECEIVED DATES NOT SENT/POSTED DATES

Check your application and applying by the closing date

  • All families must check their application before submission especially for sibling and home address details

  • The closing date for online applications is Wednesday 31 October 2018 - don’t miss it as a late application significantly reduces your chances of gaining a place in a preferred school.  In Newham historically most schools have all their places offered before late applicants are considered.

Prize Draw

  • All Newham families who apply using the Pan London eAdmissions portal will be automatically included in a prize draw for a school uniform – 5 winners (see page 3 of the Newham Magazine for photo’s of this years winners)

Please see Newham's publication titled Starting Primary School for more information