Moving from Primary to Secondary School

If your child was born between 1 September 2012 and 31 August 2013 inclusive, you need to apply for a year 7 secondary school place for September 2022. The national closing date for year 7 applications is 31st October 2023.

If you live in Newham, you apply via LB Newham Pupil Services.

If you live outside Newham and you want your child to attend this school, you need to apply via your home borough naming this school as a preference on your application.

The links below will assist you with making your application:

Late applications can be made online through eAdmissions up until the August 2024.

New applications from the 20 August 2023 to 31 August 2023 must be made using a paper application to London Borough of Newham – Pupil Services.

Applicants cannot make any changes to their submitted on time application form after the national closing day. To make a change to their preferred school(s) or the order of preference, applicants will need to complete a change of preference form.

In-Year or ‘Mid Phase’ Admissions

Mid Phase Admissions are students who join school outside the normal admission times, so after the first half term of Year 7 through to Year 11. We are aware that students joining Eastlea  mid-phase are doing so for a variety of reasons, some of which may be upsetting and difficult for them. At Eastlea we support all students and offer packages to meet their individual needs, whether emotional, learning or behavioural.

If your family arrives in Newham and your child needs a school place, you must complete an In Year application form naming your preferred school(s). The Newham School Finder is a useful tool for determining the location of schools and for calculating home-to-school distances. The Starting Secondary School guide provides a useful overview of Newham’s secondary schools.

School places are usually offered within 10 days. Please note that you may not be offered the school of your choice, if there are no vacancies at that school. Click here for information on waiting lists.

Watch the video to see how our students support mid phase arrivals:


Determined Admission Arrangements for September 2024

Eastlea Community School is part of the Newham Community Learning Trust, which is the admission authority for our school. Eastlea’s Governing Body has formally agreed to adopt the London Borough of Newham’s Admission Arrangements for September 2024 entry.

A clear outline of the process can also be found here:   Admissions Arrangement 2024/2025 – Newham


Further information:

We welcome visits from prospective students, parents/carers and encourage you to get in touch. Please contact us to get further information or to schedule a visit using our contact details below: 

Phone: 020 7540 0400 


For further information about the admissions process, please contact the London Borough of Newham using the details below or using their website: 

The Education offices 

London Borough of Newham, Newham Dockside, 1000 Dockside Road , London, E16 2QU 

Phone: 020 8430 2000