The London Borough of Newham organises all admissions for Kingsford Community School.
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. 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.
Remember, you must apply for a place, even if your child has a brother or sister attending the school.
Year 7 Admission for September 2020:
Key links for applying to Newham schools:
- Link to Pan London eAdmissions portal – opens 1st September 2019 for September 2020 year 7 applications
- School Finder - we recommend you use the School Finder tool to calculate the home to school distances.
In Year admissions (mid phase admissions):
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.
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. Kingsford Community School has signed up to the LB Newham’s Fair Access Protocol.
Other Useful links:
- Starting Secondary School Guidance
- GOV.UK - Schools Admissions
- London Borough of Newham School Fact Finder
- Ace Education – Independent Advice for Parents and Carers