Admissions

The Cumberland School is an academy and part of Community Schools Trust (Multi Academy Trust) which means we are our own admission authority. However, we continue to adopt the London Borough of Newham’s Admission Arrangements. 

 The staff, governing body and students of The Cumberland 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 academy and part of Community Schools Trust (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 continuityacross the borough.

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

Starting Secondary School - Your Guide to Secondary Schools in Newham


Moving from primary to secondary school in September 2021
Year 7 Admission for 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 a place at
another school.

All year 7 for September 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 year 7 applicants 1st March 2021

For children living in Newham families must apply via London Borough of Newham.

For children who live 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)

Information on the year 7 application process

How to register for eAdmissions

Pan London Co-ordinated Admissions 


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 from 1 September 2020 to 16 July 2021 (Year Groups: 7 to 11)

Before submitting a secondary school 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.

Determined Arrangements for September 2020 onwards entry

In Year school application form (all year groups) for September 2020 to July 2021


Waiting Lists

Oversubscription criteria 

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.

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. The Cumberland School has signed up to the LB Newham’s Fair Access Protocol.

Fair Practice Protocol

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