Admissions

 

The London Borough of Newham is the Admissions Body for The Cumberland School.

School Admissions

We would welcome you applying for a place at this school.

Starting Secondary School - Your Guide to Secondary Schools in Newham

Moving from Primary to Secondary School in September 2020

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 your local school.

Remember, you must apply for a place, even if  your child has a brother or sister attending the school.

Year 7 Admissons for September 2020

Determined Arrangements for September 2020 Entry

Pan London Co-ordinated Admissions

We recommend you use the Newham School Finder tool to determine the location of your preferred Newham schools and calculate home to school distance:

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.

In Year Admissions for September 2019 to August 2020 (Year Groups 7 to 11)

Determined Arrangements for September 2019 onwards entry

We recommend you use the Newham School Finder tool to determine the location of your preferred Newham schools and calculate home to school distance:

Oversubscription criteria – how we offer school places

Following the formal consultation between 5 December 2017 and 31 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


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