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ADMISSIONS & MOVING SCHOOL

 

 

For any assistance with School's Admissions, please see Mrs S Dawkins in the school office.  Alternatively, Mrs Dawkins can be contacted on 020 8472 0533.

There are different arrangements for children starting our school for the first time and for children joining at a later date.  

The staff, governing body and pupils of Monega 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 Multi Academy Trust 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 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 9:00am and 10:00am.

Please Bring with You:

  1.  Your most recent Council Tax Bill or if not available, your Tenancy Agreement or Rent Book.
  2.  Plus a Utility Bill, (Gas, Electric, Water, Landline phone).
  3.  As well as your child(rens') Birth Certificate or Passport showing their Date of Birth and Full Name.
Starting School for the First Time

In Newham, children start primary school (Reception) in the school year during which they have their fifth birthday.  Entry is either in September or January depending on their birthday.

In the term before your child's admission is due, you will hear from Newham to let you know whether a place is available or not. If you are offered a place, write or call to accept it as soon as possible.  After this, the Education Department let us know you have a place and we will get in contact with you as soon as we can to arrange an admission interview.

Reception Admissions for September 2021 Entry

 

  • National closing date for on time junior applications 15 January 2021
  • National offer date for on time junior applicants 16 April 2021
Infant to Junior School Transition for September 2021 Entry 

Children born from 1 September 2013 and 31 August 2014 who attend an infant school, will need to apply a year 3 junior place in an infant or primary school for September 2021.  This does not apply to children who attend a primary school unless their parent/carer wants to change their child’s school for September 2021.

  • National closing date for on time junior applications 15 January 2021
  • National offer date for on time junior applicants 16 April 2021

All junior school (or year 3 in a primary school school) applications for 2021 entry 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 lives outside Newham, whose family wants them to attend this school their application must be made through their home borough naming tis school as a preference on their application.

Remember, parents/carers with children on roll in a year 2 class of an infant school must apply for a junior place in a school, even if the child:-

  • Has a brother or sister who attending this school.

Before submitting a junior school application we strongly recommend all families read the autumn 2020 edition of the local authorities ‘Starting Primary School’ guide and find out information about the school you are interested in.

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 2020 edition of the local authorities ‘Starting Primary School’ guide and find out information about the school you are interested in.

Moving from Primary to Secondary School in September 2020

If your child was born between 1st September 2008 and 31st 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:-

  1. Has a brother or sister attending the school;
  2. Lives in the schools priority area (for Sarah Bonnell and Chobham Academy)
  3. Attends a link school (for Stratford School Academy only)
Year 7 Admission for September 2020
Determined Admission Arrangements for September 2021​​​​​

This school is an academy and part of Boleyn Multi Academy Trust which means we are our own admission authority.  However, we continue to adopt the LB Newham’s Admission Arrangements.  For more information please click on the link below:-

Oversubscription Criteria - How We Offer School Places

Following the formal consultation between 5th December 2017 and 31st January 2018 and subsequent Council agreement our admission arrangements for entry into school from September 2019 have been formally determined.

The Main Changes for 2019 are:-

A single document for infant, junior, primary and secondary schools.

Removal of catchment areas and the associated catchment area priority for infant, junior and primary schools.  Introduced to remove a barrier to admission at the most geographically local schools, due to the local set historic boundaries of a catchment areas.

Inclusion of 'School Staff Children' as an oversubscription priority group.  This is to assist local schools in recruiting and retaining staff by prioritising admission of staff children to their schools and will help ensure we have no barriers to recruitment especially where there is a demonstrable skills shortage, such as maths and science.

Inclusion of 'Service Children' as an oversubscription priority group. To complement the council's Cabinet approved housing allocations policy we are prioritising Service children whose parent/carers have or are serving the country.

Useful Links for All Schools Admissions

Gov.UK  - Schools Admissions Info

We recommend you use the Newham School Finder links below to determine the location of your preferred Newham schools and calculate home to school distances.

LB Newham Primary School Finder

LB Newham Secondary School Finder

Ace Education - Independent Advice for Parents and Carers.

Pupils Premium & Free School Meals - Apply for free school meals to get extra funding for your child/children's school.