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Admissions

Please use this link for instructions on how to apply for your child's school place online

Admissions Policy

 

Children are admitted into Reception class in the year of their fifth birthday. The Local Authority admissions policy is implemented centrally; the school does not allocate places.  If you are not a resident in Harrow you can find out about the application process via your local authority. 

 

In-year school transfers are managed by the local authority according to published admission arrangements. Children can move up or down the waiting list, their position is not static.  The local authority will inform you if a school place becomes available - not the school.  

 

PRIMARY SCHOOL ADMISSIONS / 2020-21

If your child was born between 1 September 2015 and 31 August 2016 you can apply for a place in reception class for September 2020. You can read information on applying for a school place on the harrow.gov.uk website within the school and learning section. It explains how to apply and provides details of school admission arrangements for each school.

The application for a primary school place in September 2020 was opened in September 2019 and the closing date to submit an application is 15 January 2020.

 

SECONDARY SCHOOL ADMISSIONS / 2020-21

If your child was born between 1 September 2008 and 31 August 2009 you can apply for a place in secondary school for September 2020.  You can read information on applying for a school place on the harrow.gov.uk website within the school and learning section.  It explains how to apply and provides details of school admission arrangements for each school.

The application for a secondary school place in September 2020 was opened in September 2019 and the closing date to submit an application is 31 October 2019.

 

BY APPLYING ONLINE YOU GET AN INSTANT ACKNOWLEDGEMENT FROM HARROW COUNCIL THAT YOUR APPLICATION HAS BEEN RECEIVED.  YOU WILL ALSO RECEIVE AN EMAIL FROM HARROW COUNCIL WITH THE OUTCOME OF YOUR APPLICATION ON OFFER DAY.

 

For help and advice on how to complete your application please email: education@harrow.go.uk

 

For help and advice with the eadmissions process please email: support@eadmissions.org.uk

 

Whenever possible, children are offered a school of their parents’ preference. Sometimes, however, there

are more applications for a certain school than there are places available. Whenever this happens places are offered

according to the LA criteria. Please see the online Guide to Primary Schools in Harrow brochure for detailed information. 

 

The Nursery

The Nursery at Newton Farm School is a purpose built, self-contained unit. It accommodates twenty-six children at both of its daily sessions. Admission to the Nursery does not guarantee a place in the Main School.

The Nursery is considered to be a vital part of our early year’s provision. It is well resourced and popular, serving several other local schools as well as Newton Farm. Children are provided with a stimulating environment, a variety of educational activities and first-hand experiences. They are regularly invited to class assemblies and share in the general ethos of the school.

 

NURSERY SCHOOL ADMISSIONS / 2020-21

If your child was born between 1 September 2016 and 31 August 2017, you can apply for admission to the Nursery for the September 2020 intake.  Places are offered according to the Harrow Admissions Criteria of ‘children who live the closest’.  Application forms are now available from the School Office.  The closing date for applications is 24th February 2020.

 

Harrow Council Admission Rules

If more applications are received than there are places in a Nursery, places will be offered to children in the following order:

1. Children looked after by a local authority

2. Children referred by Harrow’s Special Educational Needs Assessment and Review Service

3. Other children - places will be offered to child(ren) who live closest.  Distance will be measured in a straight line from home to the centre point of the school site using www.harrow.gov.uk/distancetool

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