We coordinate In-Year Admissions and Admissions into Year 7 at the Standard Admission Point with London Borough of Newham.
Apply for a Year 7 secondary school place
Children born between 1 September 2012 and 31 August 2013 (inclusive of stated dates) will transfer to secondary school in September 2024.
All applications must be made through the local authority where the child resides. For children living in Newham, families must apply via London Borough of Newham. For children who live outside of Newham, applications must be made through their own local authority – these applications must name Stratford School Academy as a preference on their application.
Remember, families must apply for a place, even if their child:
- Has a brother or sister attending the school;
- Attends a link school
National closing date for on time Year 7 applications: 31st October 2023
National offer date for on time Year 7 applications: 1st March 2024
To view London Borough of Newham’s Starting Secondary School Guide and for more information on the application process, visit:
Apply for an In Year secondary school place
As an academy, we are our own admission authority but we have adopted the London Borough of Newham’s admission arrangements and processes to ensure continuity and consistency across the borough.
If you want to apply for secondary school place at SSA outside of the usual times when a child starts a new school, you must make an in-year admission application to the London Borough of Newham. This type of application can also be called ‘mid-phase or ‘mid-term’ entry.
Fair Access for In-Year Admissions
The law requires that each local authority must have a Fair Access Protocol, agreed with the majority of schools in its area to ensure that – outside the normal admissions round - 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. SSA participates in the Fair Access Protocol.
Determined Admissions Arrangements
All schools in Newham hold waiting lists if they have more applications than places available.
If you were not awarded a place at Stratford School Academy and would like to appeal this decision, you must submit your appeal to London Borough of Newham.