September 2025 Admissions

The staff, governing body and pupils of St Bonaventure’s 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 2025

Year 7 Admission for September 2025

For all children born from 1 September 2013 and 31 August 2014 inclusive, their parents/carers will need to apply for year 7 secondary school place for September 2025, unless they are on roll at an All Through school.

All year 7 applications for September 2025 must be made through the family’s home local authority.

National closing date for on time Year 7 applications – 31st October 2024

National offer date for on time Year 7 applications – 1st March 2025

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 Newham Council We are going to 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

 

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)

Application for a school place for your son, applied via your own Local Authority

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

Deadline 31st October 2024

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 (CAF – see above) is made via local authority.

To be considered within one of higher priority admission categories, please download below or collect from reception, and then return to reception of St Bonaventure’s the SIF

Supplementary Information Forms:

Deadline 31st October 2024

3 – Baptism Certificate or Faith Leader’s Reference Form

  • Catholics – Baptism Certificate
  • Non-Catholics – Get your relevant Faith Leader to complete this form and return directly to the school:

Deadline 31st October 2024

 

Determined Arrangements for September 2025 entry

2025-2026 Full Determined Admissions Arrangements 

 

In Year Admissions

If a family arrives in Newham in the middle of a school year 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 2024 to 18 July 2025 (Year Groups: 7 to 11)

Before submitting an In Year school application we strongly recommend all families read the Newham Council ‚ÄėWe are Going to Secondary School‚Äô guide and find out information about the process.

In-Year Application

In Year school application form (all year groups) for September 2024 to July 2025
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 Protocol

All local authorities must have a Fair Access Protocol, to ensure that unplaced pupils and vulnerable children and those who have difficulty securing a school place in year, are allocated a place as quickly as possible.  This Protocol must be developed in partnership with schools in the area and agreed by the majority of those schools.  This school has adopted the London Borough of Newham’s Fair Access Protocol.  For full details and more information on how places at this school may be offered via this Protocol visit London Borough of Newham’s Fair Access Protocol

School Admissions Fair Access Protocol

 

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/schools-education/school-finder

 

2024-2025 Determined Admission Arrangements

2023-2024 Determined Admission Arrangements

2022-2023 Determined Admission Arrangements  

Useful Links

Churches Together In England – Member Churches

Newham Council Education and Schools

Ace Education – Independent Advice For Parents and Carers