Tower Hamlets school admissions forum

What this forum does

The Tower Hamlets school admissions forum includes representatives of schools, parents, governors, Diocesan boards and the council of Mosques.

The forum monitors and reviews the effectiveness of admission arrangements and how those arrangements can be improved.

It advises the council on how to deal with difficult admission arrangements and improve access to school places for all children.

The forum deals with school admissions policy, but does not discuss individual admission cases.


For full details of how the forum operates, and the areas it covers, download the Admissions forum constitution


Agendas, minutes, reports


14 June 2023









 27 September 2023

 28 February 2023











Item 5 (ii) Capacity report

Item 7 (i) Secondary Transfer offers 2023

Item 7 (ii) Reception offers 2023

Item 7 (iii) Nursery offers 2023

Item 8 - appeals last 4 years



When and where it meets

The forum usually meets once a term. It is hosted remotely at the moment.

Forum members

School community

  • Dee Bleach (Mayflower) – primary (Chair)
  • Simon Ramsay (Oaklands) – secondary
  • Lynne Cottle – nursery
  • JP Morrison (Bishop Challoner) – secondary voluntary aided
  • Elizabeth Figueiredo (St Peter's London Docks) – primary voluntary aided (Vice Chair)
  • Paramjit Bhutta (Mulberry Stepney Green) – secondary academy/free
  • Kevin Jones (Paradigm Trust, Old Ford Primary) – primary academy/free
  • Sam Elms – Church of England Diocese
  • Vacancy – Catholic Diocese
  • Aslam Uddin – Council of Mosques

Parent representatives

  • Kiran Rahman
  • Jalal Aziz
  • Shahana Begum

Community representatives

  • Jenny Miller – Parents Advice Centre 
  • Alex Nelson - Voluntary Sector Children and Youth Forum 
  • Shahanur Khan – Collective of Bangladeshi Governors
  • Vacancy 
  • Dennis Jenner – Local authority appeal panel member

Advisory officers from Tower Hamlets council

  • Service Head (Pupil Access and School Sufficiency)  – Terry Bryan
  • Head of School Admissions - Catherine Grace
  • School Organisation & Place Planning Manager - Jerome Thompson-Brown

Groups and their representatives have equal rights within the forum

Local Authority Report to The Schools Adjudicator

View The Local Authority Report to the Schools Adjudicator for 2022 

For enquiries please contact

Kelly Mack
Clerk to the Admissions Forum

Tel: 020 7364 5860