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This school is an academy and part of the Boleyn Trust which means we are our own admission authority, however, we continue to adopt The London Borough of Newham’s Admissions Arrangements.‚Äč

If your child is joining Nursery or Reception you will benefit from an experienced and professional education and pastoral team as your child starts their school career.

If your child is joining outside of these times then our In Year Entry Team will ensure that your child smoothly resumes or starts their school career as well. 

When your child completes Year 6, they will leave us for secondary school. Before going we will endeavour to provide parents with full information on all the local secondary schools available, to enable you to make the best choice.

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Determined Admission Arrangements - September 2021

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 2021 by 28 February 2020.  The London Borough of Newham is the admission authority for all maintained schools located in Newham with the exception of the faith schools who are their own admission authorities.

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 2020 (entry in September 2021), consultation must be completed by 31 January 2020. 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 2021, the most recent changes to our admission arrangements were detailed in the Statutory Consultation for 2019.

You can 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 2021 must be referred to the Adjudicator by 15 May 2020. Any decision of the Adjudicator must be acted on by the admission authority and admission arrangements amended accordingly.

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