Admissions

 

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Determined Admission Arrangements - September 2020
Determined Admission Arrangements for September 2021
Godwin Junior School is a community school, which means the London Borough of Newham are our own admission authority.
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 2020, by 28 February 2019.  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.  Godwin Junior School is a London Borough of Newham maintained school, meaning we must use their admission arrangements.
 
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 2019 (entry in September 2020), consultation must be completed by 31 January 2019. 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 2020 as our changes were made and consulted upon for entry in September 2019.   
Click on this link to view previous Statutory Consultations.

 

 

Click on this link for our Determined Arrangements for the school year starting in September 2020.

Click on this link for our Determined Arrangements for the school year starting in September 2021.

 

 

You can be 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 2020 must be referred to the Adjudicator by 15 May 2019. Any decision of the Adjudicator must be acted on by the admission authority and admission arrangements amended accordingly.

 
Please click here to access the Starting Primary Schools booklet
Infant to Junior School Transition

We admit children in September into our four Year Three classes. 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.

If your child was born between 1 September 2012 and 31 August 2013 and attends an infant school, you will need to apply for a Year 3 junior place in an infant or primary school for September 2020.  If they attend a primary school NOT an infant school you have the choice of your child staying at their primary school or applying to change to another school.  If they are happy in their primary school you do not need to take any action.

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If your child lives in Newham you will need to apply via London Borough of Newham. But if your child lives outside Newham, but you want him or her to go to school in Newham, you will need to apply through the local authority in the borough you live in.

 

Remember, if your child attends an infant school you must apply for a place, even if your child:

  • Already attends the infant school linked to your preferred junior school

OR

  • They have a brother or sister who attends the junior school

 

To access the Determined Arrangements for the 2020/2021 (entry from September 2020) please click here:

https://www.newham.gov.uk/Documents/Education%20and%20learning/LBNewhamSchoolAdmissionArrangementsSep2020.pdf

To apply for a Year 3 place at Godwin Junior School in September 2020, please do so via to the Pan London eAdmissions portal, which opens on 1 September 2019: www.eadmissions.org.uk

 

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. 

https://www.newham.gov.uk/Pages/Services/Primary-School-Fact-Finder.aspx

 

The vast majority of our children come from Woodgrange Infant School, however, we are pleased to admit children who have not attended Woodgrange. We work closely with local infant schools in order to ensure a smooth transition for children. This involves our Year Three teachers visiting the pupils whilst they are still in Year Two at Woodgrange and also all children who will be joining us spending time at Godwin in the summer term before they become Godwin pupils. This has proven to be very successful in terms of reducing children’s anxiety about changing schools.

 

Year Two parents and carers are invited to a meeting at Godwin Junior School during the summer term before their child is due to join us. During this meeting the Head Teacher and Year 3 Leader inform parents and carers about the organisation and curriculum of the school and will be pleased to answer questions.

 

At any parent/carer’s request the school is happy to arrange a convenient time and day for a full tour of the school.

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

If your family arrives in Newham during the school year 2019/2020 and your child needs a school place in the borough you must complete an In Year form and you are usually given a place within 10 days. 

 

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

 

For further information on In Year Admissions for September 2019 to August 2020 (Year Groups Reception to Year 6)

Determined Arrangements for September 2019 onwards entry, please go to:     

https://www.newham.gov.uk/Documents/Education%20and%20learning/LBNewhamSchoolAdmissionArrangements2019.pdf  

 

For an In Year school application form (all year groups) for September 2019 to August 2020, please go to:
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. 

https://www.newham.gov.uk/Pages/Services/Primary-School-Fact-Finder.aspx

 

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. Godwin Junior School has signed up to the LB Newham’s Fair Access Protocol.

 

https://www.newham.gov.uk/Documents/Education%20and%20learning/FairAccessProtocol.pdf

 
Appeals

 

If a parent/carer is unable to obtain a place for their child at Godwin, they have the right to appeal.

 

Appeals are made using the Newham Appeal Form and following the Newham policy for admission appeals.

 

Parents/carers can access further information at:

 

  • Newham Contact Centre on 020 8430 2000

  • Pupil Services, Newham Dockside, 1000 Dockside Road, E16 2QU.

 

 

Secondary Transition

If your child was born between 1 September 2008 and 31 August 2009, you will need to apply for a secondary school place for September 2020.

 

If your child lives in Newham you will need to apply via London Borough of Newham. But if your child lives outside Newham, but you want him or her to go to school in Newham, you will need to apply through the local authority in the borough you live in .
 

We recommend that the families of all of our Year 6 pupils attend as many of the Open Days and Open Evening at the schools across Newham before making a decision what schools to name as a preference.

 

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.


Remember, you must apply for a place, even if  your child:

·         Has a brother or sister attending the school;

·         Lives in the schools priority area (for Sarah Bonnell and Chobham Academy)

·         Attends a link school (for Stratford School Academy only)

Please click here to access the Determined Arrangements for September 2020 entry

 

Please click here to access the  London eAdmissions portal, which opens on 1 September 2019 for September 2020 Year 7 applications

 

Please click here to access the 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. 

Please click here to access it.

 

 

Please click here to access the Starting Secondary School booklet

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Tel: 020 8534 7601   |   Fax: 020 8534 3592   |   Email: info@godwin.newham.sch.uk

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