Admissions Information

Late Applications for 2021

Supplementary Information Form – Sept 2021 Admissions

2021-2022 Determined Admission Arrangements

September 2022 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 2022

Year 7 Admission for September 2022

For all children born from 1 September 2010 and 31 August 2011 inclusive, their parents/carers will need to apply for year 7 secondary school place for September 2022, unless they are on roll at an All Through school.

All year 7 applications for September 2022 must be made through the family’s home local authority.

National closing date for on time year 7 applications – 31st October 2021

National offer date for on time year 7 applications – 1st March 2022

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

 

Step by Step Guide (1-2-3)

1 – Common Application Form (CAF)

Completed on paper or online (www.eadmissions.org.uk)

Guidance on creating an eAdmissions account and applying

How to register for eAdmissions

Pan London Co-ordinated Admissions System 2021-2022

  • Deadline 31st October 2021

2 – St Bonaventure’s Supplementary Information Form

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.

To be considered within one of higher priority admission categories:

Deadline 31st October 2021

3 – Certificate of Practice or Fatih Leader’s Reference Form

  • Catholics – Request a Certificate of Practice from your parish priest. Look in the parish bulletin for information relating to this.
  • Non-Catholics – Get your relevant Faith Leader to complete this form and return directly to the school:

Deadline 31st October 2021

 

Determined Arrangements for September 2022 entry  

2022-2023 Full Determined Admission Arrangements  

 

 

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

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.

 

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

 

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

 

2021-2022 Determined Admission Arrangements

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