Admissions

The staff, governing body and pupils of William Davies 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.

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

Starting Primary School

This school is a community controlled school which means the London Borough of Newham are our own admission authority.

Admission for entry from September 2020 (2020/21 academic year)

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.

Guidance on creating an eAdmissions account and applying

How to register for eAdmissions Sept 2020

Primary to secondary transition for entry 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  

All reception 2021 applications 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 reception applicants 1st March 2021

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.

Before submitting a year 7 application we strongly recommend all families read the autumn 2020 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)

The closing date for applications is 31 October 2020

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

Reception admission for entry from September 2021

LBN School Admissions Arrangements September 2021

Useful links for all schools admissions

Determined Admission Arrangements for September 2021

Nursery Admissions

We accept applications for our Nursery registration list at 2 years old. Children will be admitted into nursery soon after their third birthday.

If you wish to add your child’s name to our Nursery list, please come in to school on Tuesday morning between 9.30 – 10.30.a.m. Please bring proof of address and date of birth to complete the registration process.

We offer three hour sessions either: Mornings 8.45am-11.45am or Afternoons 12.30-3.30pm.

Your child may be eligible for a full time free Nursery place, please check this criteria: 

https://families.newham.gov.uk/kb5/newham/directory/advice.page?familychannel=3&id=2bRwtEwAVoc#premium

A place in our nursery does not guarantee a place in our Reception class.

The Admission Process for children starting Nursery in September

Parents will receive a phone call to confirm they still want the place by the end of April.
This is followed up by letter confirming the offer and asking for confirmation in writing of parents wishing to take the place.

The Induction Process

Parents and children are invited to an open day where the children and parents meet the staff in the summer term.
Then children and parents are invited to a number of stay and play sessions where the child, staff and parents get to know each other in the summer term.

This is followed up by a home visit, in September, where two members of staff visit the child and parent at home. This enables individual and confidential conversations. At this point, we will take a copy of proof of child’s DOB and address. This information is held in school for one year and then deleted.

We also need to be given an emergency contact; if parents are unable to supply us with an emergency contact then the Local Authority would be the emergency contact for the school.  

At this point parents are given a start date and a settling in period.  During this settling in time, parents are asked to stay with their child for the first few days, depending on the level of support they need.

Offer of a place at other times of the year

We review our waiting lists regularly and if children on our list are due to start reception in the following September and a place has become available we will offer a place. We cannot offer the full induction process during the year but we always conduct a home visit.

If there are still spaces and we have children on our waiting list, we do occasionally offer a place with priority given to older children whose birthday falls between September-December.  This means that the child would have 5 terms at nursery.

Exclusion

London Borough of Newham exclusion arrangements