Admissions

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.  New Vision Trust is the admission authority for Nelson Primary School, and we have adopted the London Borough of Newham’s admission arrangements and processes to ensure continuity across the borough.

We 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.

Nelson Nursery School Admissions

Nelson Nursery School has a 52 place nursery. Children are eligible to be admitted to the nursery on the school year that they turn four years old.  Please see below table for reference.

Children born between Nursery Admission Reception Admission
1st Sept 2018– 31st Aug 2019 Sept 2022 Sept 2023
1st Sept 2019– 31st Aug 2020 Sept 2023 Sept 2024
1st Sept 2020– 31st Aug 2021 Sept 2024 Sept 2025
1st Sept 2021– 31st Aug 2022 Sept 2025 Sept 2026
1st Sept 2022– 31st Aug 2023 Sept 2026 Sept 2027

 

Our nursery school does sometimes have a long waiting list and it may not be possible to provide every child on our waiting list with a place.

Parents who wish their child to be considered for a nursery place should complete the linked form. Parents will be contacted by the school, when their child has reached the appropriate age for a nursery place in September.  

https://forms.gle/FdJxwsbPpTtsVxUL7

 

Reception Admissions September 2023

Before submitting a reception application we strongly recommend all families read the autumn 2023 edition of the local authority’s ‘We are going to school’’ guide and find out information about the school you are interested in.

We-are-going-to-school-autumn-2023-prospectus

For all children born from 1 September 2018 and 31 August 2019 inclusive, their parents/carers will need to apply for a reception class place in an infant or primary school for September 2023 entry.

The national closing date for on time reception applications is the 15th January 2023.

The National offer date for on time reception applicants is 16th April 2023.

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
  • Has a brother or sister attending this school.

Information about Reception Admissions Process for September 2023 Entry

London Borough of Newham’s Determined Arrangements for 2022/23 (entry from September 2023)  Admission Arrangements

Link to Pan London eAdmissions portal – opens 1 September 2022 for September 2023 reception applications www.eadmissions.org.uk

Pan London Co-ordinated Admissions

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.

Tour Of The School

Prospective Reception parents wishing to visit the school can call the school office on 0208 472 0642 to make an appointment.


In-year applications:

If a family arrives in Newham during the school year 2022/2023 and their child needs a school place they must complete an In Year form naming their preferred schools.

Information about In Year Admissions: https://www.newham.gov.uk/schools-education/year-admissions/1

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.

Before submitting an application we strongly recommend all families read the autumn 2023 edition of the local authorities We-are-going-to-school-autumn-2022-prospectus School’ guide and find out information about the school you are interested in.

Determined Arrangements for September 2023 onwards entry

In Year school application form for 1st September 2022 to 16th August 2023 (Reception to Year 6): 

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.


Secondary School Transition for Year 6 pupils

Starting Secondary School Booklet

Information on the Year 7 application process 

Read the eAdmissions information leaflet on applying (PDF).

Link to Pan London e-admissions portal

The national closing date for on time secondary applications is the 31st October 2022.

The National offer date for on time secondary applicants is 1st March 2023.

Please contact Ms Haslam or Ms Mustafa if you have any questions about moving to secondary school.

Moving from primary to secondary school in September 2023

Year 7 Admission for September 2023

For all children born from 1 September 2011 and 31 August 2012 inclusive, their parents/carers will need to apply for year 7 secondary school place for September 2023, 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 2023 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 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 2022 edition of the local authorities ‘Starting 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)

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.

Year 7 Admission for September 2023

Determined Arrangements for 2022-2023 (September 2023 entry)

Link to Pan London eAdmissions portal – opens 1 September 2022 for September 2023 year 7 applications: www.eadmissions.org.uk

Information about the Pan London Co-ordinated Admissions 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.


Determined Admission Arrangements for September 2023 entry

 

The Governing Body and New Vision Trust Board of Trustees has formally agreed to adopt the London Borough of Newham’s Admission Arrangements for September 2022.

Determined Admission Arrangements September 2023


Waiting Lists

Please find information about our waiting lists here.