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Academy Admissions

Places at Chobham Academy will be free of charge and we will welcome students of all academic abilities.

In addition to 104 children in the nursery, when the Academy is full capacity it will have 600 students in the primary school, a further 900 students in the secondary school and a Sixth Form for 420.

In September 2017, we have 90 places for Reception, 180 places for Year 7 children and 210 Sixth Form places for students entering Year 12.  

Academy Admissions Contact Details

Telephone: 0203 747 6060
Email: admissions@chobhamacademy.org.uk 
Address: Chobham Academy, 40 Cheering Lane, Stratford, London E20 1BD

In-Year Admissions for entry from September 2017

If you wish to apply for an in-year admission (that is entry to any year group at any stage in the school year, other than to Reception, Year 7 or the Sixth form in September 2017) then Chobham Academy is managing its own admissions process. Please complete the application form below and return it to the Academy. If you are new to the area, you are advised to complete an in-year application form from Newham Admissions Team to ensure that you get offered a place at another school if Chobham Academy is not able to offer your child a place.  The 2015/16 admissions arrangements which include treatment of in year admissions can be found at the footer of this page.

Please complete the "In Year common application form (CAF)" (available in the Document Download section below), for entry to the school year 2016/17, stating clearly what year group you are applying for, and bring/post the completed application to Chobham Academy Admissions Team.    


Admission for entry from September 2017

For children wanting to join the academy in 2017/18 academic year, please download the policy below. If you would like to view the map, of the East Village, that is mentioned in the policy this is available to download below.

If you have any questions please email admissions@chobhamacademy.org.uk

Email pupilservices@newham.gov.uk or ring 020 8430 2000 when you have moved in to allow Newham to update their records.

Admission for entry from September 2017 (2016/17 current academic year)


Nursery Application

The academy deals directly with nursery admissions. We accept applications once the child has turned 2 years old.

If the child turns 3 years old in the term after September then they are due to start nursery the coming September.

The nursery is split into morning session and afternoon sessions with 52 applicants in each session.

Nursery morning session: 8.30-11.30am

Nursery afternoon session: 12.30am-3.30am

New to Nursery Open Days:

Tuesday 17th January 2017, 8.45am – 9.45am & 5.00pm – 6.00pm

Wednesday 22nd February 2017, 8.45am – 9.45am & 5.00pm – 6.00pm

Thursday 2nd March 2017, 8.45am – 9.45am & 5.00pm – 6.00pm

Closing date for 2017/18 applications: Friday 31st March 2017

Applications are to be made directly to The Academy

Reception Applications

The Academy has an admission number of 90 in Reception for September 2017

Applications for places in Reception should be made on the home Local Authority’s Common Application Form. These are accessible on the LA’s website and should be submitted in accordance with the LA’s published deadlines for applications (normally early to mid-January before the academic year in which the child is eligible for entry).

Reception Key Dates  
15th January 2016 CAF forms returned to home Local Authority
16th April 2016 Local Authority informs Parents/Carers of allocated school
18th  April National Offer Day
16th May Reception Appeal Paper Deadline
From 11th  July  Appeal Hearings
1st  September 2017 Waiting Lists close and are replaced by casual admissions waiting lists. Parents/Carers will need to re-apply as a casual admission if a place is still required.

Closing date for 2017/18 applications: Sunday 15th January 2017

Applications are to be made via Newham council at www.newham.gov.uk/schooladmissions

Reception admission for entry from September 2017


Chobham Academy operates an extensive waiting list for in year admissions from Reception to Year 6. Please contact our admissions officer, Mrs Chowdhury at Admissions@chobhamacademy.org.uk if you require further information or would like to request an in year application pack.

Primary Prospectus

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Year 7 Applications

The Academy has an admission number of 90 in Year 7. The full age group is 180 but 90 pupils are already present in Year 6 and transition automatically into Year 7. 

For admission into Year 7 in September 2017, parents and carers are required to complete an application form (known as the “Common Application Form” CAF) which will be sent to them by their local authority.  No applications direct to the Academy can be accepted.

Parents are strongly advised to read carefully the full Academy Admissions Policy 2015-2016 (see at the bottom of the page) and information and advice from the local authority. The main points to remember are:

  • You must submit an application form to your Local Education Authority if applying on line by 31 October 2016 A place at any secondary school can only be offered if an application has been received.
  • Think carefully about the order in which you place your chosen schools on the form.  You should enter your most preferred school first on the list. 
  • You will be invited to a testing day on 12th December, this is a non-verbal reasoning test and ensures places are offered to all bands of ability.
  • Be sure to include at least 3 different schools on your preference form.

On 3rd March 2016, the local authority will notify you of the school where your child has been offered a place.  If you are happy with the offer, you MUST ACCEPT this place by returning the acceptance form to the Admissions Administrator at the Academy.

If you are unhappy that you did not receive an offer of a school place at Chobham Academy, you have the right to lodge an independent appeal with us. You have until  31st March 2017 to submit an appeal form. All appeals will commence after 29th April 2017.

Primary to secondary transition for entry from September 2017

Pan London Schemes for 2017-18 



  • Monday 31 October 2016  - national closing day and deadline for applying on-line (11.59pm)
  • Friday 21 October 2016 -  deadline for paper applications to be received by Pupil Services (this is the date the form must be received by Pupil Services not the date posted).   This only applies where the applicant is applying direct not where they have delivered to their primary school. 

7-11 Prospectus

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Sixth Form Applications

Before applying, you should read our Sixth Form Prospectus.

Sixth Form Entry Requirements 2017/18

Course Level Requirements
4 A Levels 7 A* - C grades in full course GCSE subjects.
3 A Levels 5 A* - C grades in full course GCSE subjects.
4 A Level / BTEC Level 3 Combination Combination of 7 A* - C grades at GCSE or merit or above in BTEC subjects.
3 A Level / BTEC Level 3 Combination Combination of 5 A* - C grades at GCSE or merit or above in BTEC subjects.
  A Levels require a B grade in a relevant GCSE subject.
BTEC Level 3 subjects 5 A* - C grades at GCSE or equivalent, with at least a Merit or C grade in a relevant BTEC/GCSE.

Specific Requirements- A Levels

Course Level Requirements
Maths Any student wishing to study A Level Maths from a GCSE grade B will have to pass an algebra test to assess their suitability for the course.
English Literature Students taking English GCSE double award should have a minimum of a B grade in English Literature and a B grade in English Language. If doing the English GCSE single award, a minimum of a B grade is required.
Science Based Subjects

Students taking GCSE Double Award Science must have at least a BB grade for Core and Additional Science as well as a B grade or above in relevant subject modules.

Students taking GCSE Separate Sciences must have at least a B grade in the relevant Science subject.

For sixth form enquiries please email sixthformadmissions@chobhamacademy.org.uk.

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Appeals Process

Parent(s) wishing to appeal against the Academy’s decision on admissions, for any year group, should complete an Appeal Form (see below) stating the reason for the appeal, based on the published Admissions Criteria.

If you wish to appeal you must contact the Admissions Officer at the Academy who will send you an appeals form to complete.

Completed forms should be sent to the Clerk to Governors at Chobham Academy, 40 Cheering Lane, Stratford, London, E20 1BD.

Completed appeal forms for Reception must be received by The Academy by 16th May 2017, Year 7 appeal forms must be received by The Academy by 31st March 2017.

The appeals will be heard, in private, by an Independent appeal Panel. The Clerk to the Appeal Panel will make an appointment within a reasonable time, Appeals may be made in English or the Parents’/Carers’ first language.

  • Only one appeal per application is allowed.
  • Appeals are conducted in person, and you may bring a friend.

The Appeal Hearing

The Independent Appeals Panel will then consider the Academy's reasons for refusal and your reasons for wanting to attend the Academy.  

The Panel will consist of 3 people (2 will have education experience and one will be an independent person with no education experience).

The Panel will consider the case put forward by you and the Academy. They must consider the admission arrangements for the Academy and the reasons why you want to attend that particular school.  The Panel must exercise its discretion by balancing the weight of your argument (for wanting to attend) against the Academy’s reasons for refusal i.e. the prejudice that one more student would cause to the education of the students already offered and the Health and Safety of all the students already attending the Academy, also taking into account the Academy's published admission arrangements.  

The decision of the Independent Appeals Panel is binding on the admissions authority and the Parents.

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