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Admissions

The staff, governing body and pupils of Shaftesbury Primary School 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.

We are an academy which means we are our own admission authority but have adopted the London Borough of Newham’s admission arrangements and processes to ensure continuity across the borough.

All applications for this school, with the exception of Nursery, must be made through London Borough of Newham’s Pupil Services, not this school.

Nursery Admissions

We accept children's names for the nursery waiting list from their second birthday. We cannot guarantee you a place but we do try to offer all children at least three terms in the nursery before entry to our school.

We offer children a morning only nursery placement or an afternoon only placement. If you would like to put your child's name on our nursery waiting list we suggest you do this after their second birthday. Please come to the school office on Tuesdays only, between 9am and 10am.
Please bring with you;

  • Your most recent Council Tax Bill or if not available, your Tenancy Agreement or Rent Book.
  • Plus A Utility Bill, (Gas, Electric, Water, Landline phone)
  • As well as your child(rens’) Birth Certificate or Passport showing their Date of Birth and Full Name.
  • Nursery applications must be made by the end of March for following September intake.

Please click here to view our catchment area and priority list.

You can also click here to apply for 30 hours childcare. If you are eligible, please let us know as soon as you receive your 30 hour code.

Reception Admission for September 2021 entry

For all children born from 1 September 2016 and 31 August 2017 inclusive, their parents/carers will need to apply for a reception class place in an infant or primary school for September 2021 entry. 

National closing date for on time reception applications 15 January 2021

National offer date for on time reception applicants 16 April 2021

All reception 2021 applications must be made through the family’s home local authority.​

For children living in Newham families must apply via London Borough of Newham. 

For children living outside Newham, whose family wants them to attend this school their application must be made through their home borough naming this school as a preference on their application.

Remember, parents/carers must apply for a reception place in this school, even if the child:

  • Attends our nursery

OR

  • Has a brother or sister attending this school.

    Before submitting a reception application we strongly recommend all families read the autumn 2021 edition of the local authorities ‘We are going to school’ guide and find out information about the school you are interested in.

Please click on the links below for further support and information:-

Information about the reception process for September 2021 entry

London Borough of Newham’s Determined Arrangements for the 2021/2022 

London Borough of Newham’s Determined Arrangements for the 2022/2023  

Link to Pan London eAdmissions portal

Guidance on creating an eAdmissions account and applying

Pan London Co-ordinated Scheme

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. 

Transition to Year Reception

Welcome Letter
Leaflet

 

In Year admissions into primary school (aka mid-term and mid phase)

If a family arrives in Newham during the school year 2020/2021 and their child needs a school place they must complete an In Year form naming their preferred schools. 

School places are usually offered within 10 days. 

The place offered may not be at the school the family prefers as that school may not have a suitable place available.

 In Year Admissions for 1 September 2020 to 16 July 2021 (Year Groups: reception to Year 6)

Before submitting a junior school application we strongly recommend all families read the autumn 2021 edition of the local authorities ‘We are going to school’ guide and find out information about the school you are interested in.

Use these forms to apply

Determined Arrangements for September 2021 onwards entry    

In Year school application form (all year groups) for September 2020 to July 2021


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. 

Moving from Primary to Secondary School in September 2021

Click here for a presentation which explains the process of moving from Primary to Secondary School

Year 7 Admission for September 2021

 For all children born from 1 September 2009 and 31 August 2010 inclusive, their parents/carers will need to apply for year 7 secondary school place for September 2020, unless the child is on roll at an All Through school (Chobham Academy, Langdon Academy or School 21) as they will automatically move into year 7 unless they would prefer another school.

All year 7 applications for September 2021 must be made through the family’s home local authority.​

National closing date for on time year 7 applications 31st October 2020

National offer date for on time year 7 applicants 1st March 2021

For children living in Newham families must apply via London Borough of Newham. 

For children who live outside Newham, whose family wants them to attend this school their application must be made through their home borough naming this school as a preference on their application.

 Before submitting a year 7 application we strongly recommend all families read the autumn 2021 edition of the local authorities ‘’We are going to secondary school" guide and find out information about the school you are interested in.  If possible look at their virtual tours.

Remember, families must apply for a place, even if their child:

  •          Has a brother or sister attending the school;
  •          Lives in the schools priority area (for Sarah Bonnell only )
  •          Attends a link school (for Stratford School Academy only

Click on these links to find out more information