Admissions for school year 2020-21

The council is consulting on its school admission arrangements for the 2020/21 school year.  Complete the consultation before 4 January 2019.

School admissions criteria 2020/21

The School Admissions Consultation

Tower Hamlets Council is consulting all interested parties including parents, schools and community groups on its school admissions arrangements for the 2020-21 school year.

Changes are being proposed to the oversubscription criteria for admissions to nursery schools/classes and the Published Admission Numbers for three schools in Tower Hamlets.

Please give us your views and complete the survey or alternatively request a paper copy from the Pupil Services Team on 020 7364 5006.

The consultation closing date is 4th January 2019


Equality impact assessment 2015

The authority has completed an equality impact assessment. Please download the full equality impact assessment report.

For more information on the specific arrangements for admission to Tower Hamlets community primary schools, visit the equal chance page.

Own admission authority schools – admissions policies 2020/21

The admission arrangements for voluntary aided schools, academies and free schools are required to be displayed on the individual school websites. The following schools in Tower Hamlets determine their own admission policies and can be viewed by clicking on the links below:

Primary schools

Secondary schools

Each school has a published admissions number, the maximum number of places that can be offered. Details on the number of places available can be found in the Starting School in Tower Hamlets brochure for primary schools and the Moving to a Secondary School in Tower Hamlets brochure for secondary schools.

Some schools receive more applications than there are places available. If one of your preferences is for a school that has more applications than places, the admissions criteria for the school will be applied and it is possible that your child may not be offered a place. It is, therefore, important that you consider the admissions criteria and the likelihood of your child being offered a place before you name a school on your application form.

Please note that Tower Hamlets is not able to exceed the school's admission number because, to do so, would result in overcrowding and would have an adverse effect on the school's ability to provide quality education. Additional children would place too much strain on the school's resources.