If your child was born between 1 September 2017 and 31 August 2018, you will need to apply for a reception class place in an infant or primary school for September 2022. 

If your child lives in Newham you will need to apply via London Borough of Newham. But if your child lives outside Newham, you will need to apply through the local authority in the borough you live in. 

Remember, you must always apply for a place, even if your child:

1. Already attends the nursery of your preferred school OR

2. They have a brother or sister who attends the school

The London Borough of Newham manages the admissions process for School 21 and our current published admission number is 75 per year group. School 21 is an all through school and does not have an admissions process for Year 7. The borough’s website has a range of resources and information regarding school admissions. Please click on the relevant links below.

Reception admission for entry from September 2022 

Admission for entry from September 2022

Admission for entry from September 2021                                 How to register for eAdmissions

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 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. School 21 has signed up to the LB Newham's Fair Access Protocol. 

Admissions policy

We are a non-selective, state-funded school serving children of all abilities. We have a fair admissions policy in line with other Newham schools. Places will be allocated to those who live nearest to the school as well as of course providing for those with a Statement of Educational Need and those who are in the care of a Local Authority. Priority will also be given to siblings.

Read our full admissions policy on our policy page

Primary Admissions

To apply please fill out the form at the back of the Newham primary school brochure.

Please click here to be taken to Newham’s website for more details on how to apply for a reception class place in September 2022. The deadline for admissions is 15th January 2022. 

For details of the independent appeals process for entry to School 21 (including a timetable), please click here.

Read our full admissions policy on our policy page