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Applying for a place in Reception at Royal Wharf Primary School for September 2021 entry


The staff, trustees and pupils of Royal Wharf Primary School would welcome you applying for a place at our school. To do this you must follow the correct process as detailed below.


This year we will be organising our school tours and information sessions remotely. If you are interested in our school please email us on for more details and to book a session. We look forward to meeting you!


We are an academy which means we are our own admission authority but have adopted the London Borough of Newham’s admission arrangements and processes to ensure continuity across the borough.

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


For all children born from 1 September 2016 and 31 August 2017 inclusive, their parents/carers will need to apply for a reception class place in an infant or primary school for September 2021 entry. 


National closing date for on time reception applications 15 January 2021


National offer date for on time reception applicants 16 April 2021


All reception 2021 applications must be made through the family’s home local authority.‚Äč


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


For children living outside Newham, whose family wants them to attend this school their application must be made through their home borough naming tis school as a preference on their application.


Remember, parents/carers must apply for a reception place in this school, even if the child:

  • Attends our nursery


  • Has a brother or sister attending this school.


Before submitting a reception application we strongly recommend all families read the autumn 2020 edition of the local authorities ‘Starting Primary School’ guide and find out information about the school you are interested in.


Information about the reception process for September 2021 entry


London Borough of Newham’s Determined Arrangements for the 2021/2022 (entry from September 2021)



Link to Pan London eAdmissions portal – opens 1 September 2020 for September 2021 reception applications


Guidance on creating an eAdmissions account and applying

Please click on the power point below for detailed guidance - 'How to register for eAdmissions September 2020'


Pan London Co-ordinated Scheme


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.  


How to register for eAdmissions for entry to reception in September 2021

Starting Primary School Brochure for entry in September 2021


If you want to appeal for a place at any school in Newham, including an academy or free school you must complete the Council’s appeal form or send in a letter of appeal detailing all your reasons – these are known as your written representations. You must send your appeal to: Newham Independent School Appeals Service (NISAS) 1000 Dockside Road London E16 2QU.

The deadline for lodging reception appeals for September 2020 entry will be Friday 8 May 2020.

Starting at Royal Wharf Primary School in September 2020

Royal Wharf Primary School Admissions Arrangements for September 2020


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. Britannia Education Trust is the admission authority for Royal Wharf Primary School and we have formally agreed to adopt the LB Newham’s admission arrangements for September 2020.   


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


Our Determined Arrangements for the school year starting in September 2020 are in the PDF below.


You can 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.