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Kensington Primary School

Kensington Primary School


At Kensington we currently have spaces available in all the year groups.

If you require a school place for your child please refer to application guidelines below or contact us at

For parents who are considering places for September 2021 in Nursery or Reception, please get in touch at: and we would be delighted to arrange a visit for you to see the school and speak to us about what your child and yourselves can expect from a Kensington experience.

All admissions for this school (excluding Nursery) are organised centrally via the London Borough of Newham who is the Admission Authority. Application forms are available online or through contacting the council 020 8430 2000. 

At Kensington Primary School we recognise that choosing the right school for your child is extremely important and that each school has its individual characteristics.

We welcome visits by parents or carers and the child/ren to view the school and for discussions with the Head Teacher.

Parents are requested to contact the school to arrange an appointment on 020 8470 2339.

Nursery and Reception admissions in September accept children born between 1st September and 31st August. Admissions forms and school information packs can be obtained from the school office.

Pupils are admitted to the school in line with the London Borough of Newham Admissions Policy.

We have included a number of links below to help you apply for a school place for your child.

The Local Authority’s Determined Arrangements have been adopted by the governing body of this academy/multi academy trust.   

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.  London Borough of Newham is the admission authority for our 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

Please click here to see the PDF explaining the 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.

The London Borough of Newham is the Admission Authority for this school who organise all admissions centrally. Application forms are available online or through contacting the council 020 8430 2000. 

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.  Kensington has signed up to the LB Newham’s Fair Access Protocol.

Admission for entry from September 2020/21

If your family arrives in Newham during the school year 2020/2021 and your child needs a school place in the borough you must complete an In Year form and you are usually given a place within 10 days. 

The place offered may not be at the school you prefer as that school may not have a suitable place available.

In Year Admissions for September 2020 to August 2021 (Year Groups Reception to Year 6)

  • LB Newham Primary School Admissions web pages click here
  • In Year school application form (all year groups) for September 2020 to August 2021 click here
  • Determined Admission Arrangements for September 2020 onwards entry click here

Primary (Reception) admission for entry from September 2021

If your child was born between 1 September 2016 and 31 August 2017, you will need to apply for a reception class place in an infant or primary school for September 2021. 

If your child lives in Newham you will need to apply via London Borough of Newham. But if your child lives outside Newham, but you want him or her to go to school in 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:

  • Already attends the nursery of your preferred school OR
  • They have a brother or sister who attends the schools

The national closing date for on time reception applications is 15thJanuary 2021.

National offer date for on time reception applicants is 16th April 2021.

Places available in our Nursery for September 2021

If your child was born between 1st September 2017 to 31st August 2018 and you would like for them to attend our outstanding Nursery, please collect the application pack from the school’s office and return it by 31st March 2021.  You can also download the application pack below that can be submitted via the school email address together with your child's full birth certificate, passport (if they have one), two proofs of your home address (tenancy agreement, council tax, gas/electricity bill, bank statement) and parent's passports.

We also offer a limited number of 30 hour places for eligible families. These will be allocated on a first come, first serve basis. If you require and are eligible for a 30 hour place, you must provide your 30 hour code with your application form.

To find out more about childcare options available to you please visit Newham’s Family Information Service website: Free early education for three and four year olds

Our Nursery provides excellent resources that will enable your child to develop in all areas of learning and prepare them for main school.

Useful links for all school admissions

If you have any further queries or questions relating to admissions, please contact the school and our Admissions Officer will be happy to help you.

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