Admission Documents & Forms

Here at St Bonaventure’s School we welcome your application for a place at our school.

St Bonaventure’s has a long and distinguished history. Our school has been providing the very best education for Roman Catholic boys in the East End of London since 1875. I am sure that you and your son will want to be part of our on-going success.
Our school motto, “In Sanctitate et Doctrina” symbolises what we expect from all members of our school community.
We are a Roman Catholic school, founded on gospel values and our boys are an important and integral part of the faith community. Christian principles are at the very heart of all that we do at St Bonaventure’s.
We expect everyone in our school to make the most of their opportunities, to learn something new each day and to reflect upon their experiences. We expect our students to work hard and always try their very best at everything that they do. We will assist them, by providing them with the best possible learning environment and outstanding teaching, in an atmosphere of order, discipline and Christian love.
In March 2009, an inspection led by one of Her Majesty’s Inspectors of Schools, stated that:
“St Bonaventure’s continues to be an outstanding school”. This was building upon the achievement of the recognition in 2006, that our school was Outstanding. We are very proud of our school and our students.
It is very heartening to have a professional and external organisation confirm what we already know. They were also able to support our mission statement and said: “St Bonaventure’s provides a community where each individual student can grow spiritually, academically and socially”.
Our examination results have shown consistent improvement year on year, our teachers and students are determined to ensure that this continues. St Bonaventure’s is recognised as a High Performing School, this is a standard that is not awarded easily by the Department for Education and recently the Specialist Schools and Academies Trust has awarded us the title of Consultant School.
We offer our students a variety of opportunities and experiences which we feel nurture their unique characters and talents and enables them to be the best that they can be. We welcome visitors and parents to come and experience for themselves, the very special spirit that is recognised by all who visit St Bonaventure’s.
This is a school that every member of the school and wider community feels privileged to be associated with.

Mr C McCormack – Headteacher

 

September 2021 Admissions

The staff, governing body and pupils of St Bonaventure’s 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 a voluntary aided maintained school which means we are our own admission authority but to ensure continuity across the borough we follow the London Borough of Newham’s admissions processes.

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

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 2021, unless they are on roll at an All Through school.

All year 7 applications for September 2021 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 applications – 1st March 2021

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

For children living outside of 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 autumn 2020 edition 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

 

Information on the Year 7 application process

https://www.newham.gov.uk/schools-education/admissions-secondary-school/1

 

Determined Arrangements for September 2021 entry    

2021 Determined Admission Arrangements

 

Pan London eAdmissions portal – opens 1 September 2020 for September 2021 year 7 applications

www.eadmissions.org.uk

Pan London Co-ordinated Admissions System 2020-21

Guidance on creating an eAdmissions account and applying

How to register for eAdmissions Sept 2020

 

Supplementary Information Form (SIF)

As part of our admission arrangements we require a Supplementary Information Form (SIF) if an applicant wants their child to be consider under our faith based criteria (priority groups).  If an applicant does not complete and submit a SIF or does not want to be considered under our faith based criteria (priority groups) the child will be automatically added to the lowest priority group when we rank the applications.

A SIF is not an application form so cannot be considered unless an application is made.

2021 Year 7 Supplementary Information Form

Non-Catholic Faith Leader Reference Form

Deadline for on time Supplementary Information Forms (SIFs) – 31st October 2020

 

In Year admissions for secondary 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.

https://www.newham.gov.uk/schools-education/year-admissions/1 

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: 7 to 11)

Before submitting an In Year 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 process.

Determined Arrangements for September 2020 onwards entry

2021 Determined Admission Arrangements

In-Year Application

In Year school application form (all year groups) for September/ 2020 to July 2021
https://newham-self.achieveservice.com/service/InYear_School_Admission_Application

Supplementary Information Form (SIF)

As part of our admission arrangements we require a Supplementary Information Form (SIF) if an applicant wants their child to be consider under our faith based criteria (priority groups).  If an applicant does not complete and submit a SIF or does not want to be considered under our faith based criteria (priority groups) the child will be automatically added to the lowest priority group when we rank the applications.

A SIF is not an application form so cannot be considered unless an application is made.

In-Year Application Form – SIF

 

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School Finder

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

https://www.newham.gov.uk/homepage/171/secondary-school-fact-finder

Waiting lists

https://www.newham.gov.uk/schools-education/offer-places/1  

 

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.  St Bonaventure’s has signed up to the LB Newham’s Fair Access Protocol.

School Admissions Fair Access Protocol PDF

 

2020-2021 Determined Admission Arrangements

2019-2020 Determined Admission Arrangements

2018-2019 Determined Admission Arrangements

Useful Links

Churches Together In England – Member Churches

Newham Schools Directory

LB Newham School Fact Finder

Ace Education – Independent Advice For Parents and Carers