Chobham Academy is a state comprehensive school which welcomes children of all backgrounds and abilities.
Chobham consists of a nursery with 52 equivalent full-time admissions; a primary phase of 630 students; Years 7-11 made up of 1050 students a sixth form of 300 students.
Our annual admissions number of Reception is 90 children, for Year 7, 210 children and for Year 12, 150 students.
Year 7 admissions will be made up of 90 children moving up from the Harris Academy Chobham primary phase together with 120 external admissions.
Academy Admissions Contact Details
Telephone: 020 3747 6060
Address: Harris Academy Chobham, 40 Cheering Lane, Stratford, London E20 1BD
In-Year Admissions for entry from September
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 2024) Harris Academy Chobham is part of London Borough of Newham's Co-ordinated Admissions Scheme which means that all applications including in year (casual admissions) are to be made via London Borough of Newham’s website.
If you are new to the area, you are advised to complete an online in-year application form via London Borough of Newham’s website. The 2024/25 admissions arrangements which include treatment of in year admissions can be found at the footer of this page.
Email School.Admissions@newham.gov.uk or ring 020 8430 2000 when you have moved in to allow Newham to update their records.
Year 7 applications
The Academy has an external admission number of 120 in Year 7. The full year group is 210, but 90 pupils are already present in Year 6 and transition automatically into Year 7.
For admissions into the next year’s Year 7, parents and carers are required to apply online via the eAdmissions website administered by the Local Authority. No applications direct to the Academy can be accepted.
Parents are strongly advised to carefully read the full Academy Admissions Policy 2024-25 (see at the bottom of the page), information, and advice from the local authority. The main points to remember are:
- You must submit an application form to your Local Education Authority via the eAdmissions website administered by the Local Authority if applying online by 31st October 2023. 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. Please remember to enter the full name of Harris Academy Chobham, there are several different Harris Academies and an entry of simply “Harris Academy” will be ignored.
- Be sure to include at least three different schools on your preference form.
On 1st March 2024, 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 online.
Please click here to view the Newham Starting Secondary School Guide.
If you are unhappy that you did not receive an offer of a school place at Harris Academy Chobham, you have the right to lodge an independent appeal with us. You have until 31st March to submit an appeal form. All appeals will be heard in May/June 2024.
Parent(s) wishing to appeal against the Academy’s decision on admissions, for any year group, should complete the online Appeal Form below stating the reason for the appeal, based on the published Admissions Criteria.
Completed appeal forms for Year 7 appeals must be received by The Academy by 3pm on 31st March 2024.
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.
Year 7 Key Dates - For September Admission 2024
31st October 2023
Application forms to be received by your Local Authority
1st March 2024
Local Authority informs parents/carers of allocated school
15th March 2024
Acceptance deadline - online applicants should accept or decline their offer online
31st March 2024
Deadline for appeals to be made in writing to the Academy
9th and 10th May 2024
The appeal hearing
The Academy will arrange for an Independent Appeals Panel to consider the Academy's reasons for refusal and your reasons for wanting to attend the Academy.
The Panel will consist of three people (two 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.
Please Note: The Academy does not provide help with appeals.
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