Determined Admission Arrangements - September 2020
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.
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 refer to the following links for further information:
Admission for entry from September 2018
Admission for entry from September 2019
Year 3 Admissions
We admit children in September into our four Year Three classes.
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.
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.
We tend to feed in to the following secondary schools: