Admissions

Our current admission number (PAN) is:
3 form entry – 9 x 30 – 270
Part Time Nursery provision – 104 children – 52 am and 52 pm

There are different arrangements for children starting our school for the first time and for children joining at a later date.

Nursery Admissions

We accept children’s names for the nursery waiting list from their second birthday. We cannot guarantee you a place but we do try to offer all children at least three terms in the nursery before entry to our school.

We offer children a morning only nursery placement or an afternoon only placement. If you would like to put your child’s name on our nursery waiting list we suggest you do this before their third birthday. Please come to the school office on Tuesdays only, between 9am and 10am.

Please bring with you;

  • Your most recent Council Tax Bill or if not available, your Tenancy Agreement or Rent Book.
  • Plus A Utility Bill, (Gas, Electric, Water, Landline phone)
  • As well as your child(rens’) Birth Certificate or Passport showing their Date of Birth and Full Name.

Starting school for the first time

In Newham, children start primary school (Reception) in the school year during which they have their fifth birthday. Entry is either in September or January depending on their birthday.
To request a place for your child at our school, you must contact one of Newham’s Service Centres. Click on the link to see the details of where you can find your nearest one.

In the term before your child’s admission is due, you will hear from Newham to let you know whether a place is available or not. If you are offered a place, write or call to accept it as soon as possible. After this, the Education Department let us know you have a place and we will get in contact with you as soon as we can to arrange an admission interview.

30 Hours Extended Entitlement

The Nursery at Odessa Infant School is now offering 30 hour funded childcare for 3 and 4 year olds of working parents.

Am I eligible?

You will qualify for a free place if:

Both parents in a two parent family are working
Or if you are a single parent who is working and on average earns:

  • A weekly minimum equivalent to 16 hours at National Minimum Wage or National Living Wage
  • Less than £100,000 per year.

If you think you are eligible, you will be able to apply for your place via Childcare choices website.

Admission for entry from September 2018 (2018/9 current academic year). This can be accessed on the following link:
• www.eadmissions.org.uk

 

Our current admission number (PAN) is:

  • 3 form entry – 9 x 30 – 270
  • Part Time Nursery provision – 104 children – 52 am and 52 pm

There are different arrangements for children starting our school for the first time and for children joining at a later date.

Nursery Admissions

We accept children’s names for the nursery waiting list from their second birthday. We cannot guarantee you a place but we do try to offer all children at least three terms in the nursery before entry to our school.

We offer children a morning only nursery placement or an afternoon only placement. If you would like to put your child’s name on our nursery waiting list we suggest you do this before their third birthday. Please come to the school office on Tuesdays only, between 9am and 10am.

Please bring with you;

  • Your most recent Council Tax Bill or if not available, your Tenancy Agreement or Rent Book.
  • Plus A Utility Bill, (Gas, Electric, Water, Landline phone)
  • As well as your child(rens’) Birth Certificate or Passport showing their Date of Birth and Full Name.

Starting school for the first time

In Newham, children start primary school (Reception) in the school year during which they have their fifth birthday. Entry is either in September or January depending on their birthday. To request a place for your child at our school, you must contact one of Newham’s Service Centres. Click on the link to find your nearest one.

In the term before your child’s admission is due, you will hear from Newham to let you know whether a place is available or not. If you are offered a place, write or call to accept it as soon as possible. After this, the Education Department let us know you have a place and we will get in contact with you as soon as we can to arrange an admission interview.

Admission for entry from September 2018 (2018/19 current academic year).

This can be accessed on the following link:
Pan London eadmissions portal

Determined Admission Arrangements – September 2020

The law requires that all schools must have admission arrangements that clearly set out how children will be admitted, including the criteria that will be applied if there are more applications than places at the school. Admission arrangements are determined by admission authorities.

All admission authorities must determine (i.e. formally agree) admission arrangements annually, even if they have not changed from previous years and a consultation has not been required. Admission authorities must determine admission arrangements for entry in September 2020, by 28 February 2019. The LB Newham is the admission authority for all maintained schools located in Newham with the exception of the faith schools who are their own admission authorities. Odessa Infant School is a LB Newham maintained school meaning we must use their admission arrangements.

For any proposed changes to the existing determined arrangements a formal consultation must take place and must be for a minimum of 6 weeks and must take place between 1 October and 31 January of the school year before those arrangements are to apply. For example: for arrangements which are to apply to applications in 2019 (entry in September 2020), consultation must be completed by 31 January 2019. This consultation period allows parents, other schools, religious authorities and the local community to raise any concerns about proposed arrangements. We did not propose any changes for 2020 as our changes were made and consulted upon for entry in September 2019.

Previous consultation (LBN website)

Determined Arrangements for the school year starting in September 2020

You can be object to these arrangements or the arrangements of any school by referring to the Office of the Schools Adjudicator. Objections to admission arrangements for entry in September 2020 must be referred to the Adjudicator by 15 May 2019. Any decision of the Adjudicator must be acted on by the admission authority and admission arrangements amended accordingly.