Please sign up to support us on to increase our chances of winning a massive £1,000 donation! Every new person who joins counts as an extra entry - but hurry, you've only got until the end of the week. It's completely free to help:


Thank you to all the amazing stalls who came and participated in our Cultural Celebration Day last week! It was an amazing event with such a range of things on offer from many different cultures! 🥳🥳🥳#culturalcelebration


A huge thank you to ! The girls absolutely love their new kits from their sponsor! It really is amazing to see them wearing them with pride! 🤩🤩


Thank you to everyone who donated to our fundraiser! Our Christmas Elves (the amazing year 10 prefects) packed 20 bags of gifts for the children staying there over Christmas and a little something for the staff too 🎁 🌲


How are funds making a difference?At , they invested in music. They introduced 180 students to the joys of playing the recorder or violin, purchased instruments and music recording equipment, improving their provision one note at a time✨🎶🎻


Last week hosted our Dance Festival.Congratulations 🥇 🥈 🥉 Congratulations Ranelagh our KS1 Winners


You can help raise money for Chobham Friends by donating online


👏👏👏to our Mr Arday who is the next judge!


Free trial for Chobham students with 'Dance with Us'. Use the code on the flyer! Lessons are weekly at Chobham Academy Dance Studio on Tuesday, Thursday, and Saturday Evenings. are a brilliant dance school - join in!


This is the most deserved nomination for an incredible space! Please share widely and vote!


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Our pupils are loving the new sand and mud areas in the playground! Come and visit our outdoor sand cafe!


We are strongly in support of safer roads in and around our locality where the majority of our pupils and their families live. The illegal parking of cars and use of E-scooters has made it much more dangerous for crossing. We hope this zebra crossing is installed.


Agreed! We have an amazing early years team!


This was the most fun, creative and expressive workshop! Everyone who took part loved it! Thank you again to and Elno for the opportunity!


We are fundraising for Chobham Friends by running The Big Half on Sep 3rd. Please donate page if you can. Thank you!


We are very excited about our new Tonies for the nursery, reception and year 1 classrooms - and the new primary library. ❤️ 📚


In 's new giveaway, 100 lucky causes will win a £10 donation! You can help increase our chances of winning - all you have to do is sign up to support Chobham Friends to give us an extra entry. Sign up here:


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How to Apply

Primary Admissions

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 900 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.

The Academy has an admission number of 90 in Reception for September 2024.

Reception Admission for September 2024 entry

For all children born from 1 September 2019 and 31 August 2020 inclusive, their parents/carers will need to apply for a reception class place in an infant or primary school for September 2023 entry. 

National closing date for on time reception applications 15 January 2024

National offer date for on time reception applicants 15 April 2024

All reception 2024 applications must be made through the family’s home local authority.

For children living in Newham families must apply via the eAdmissions service.  Further information can be found on the London Borough of Newham website.

For children living outside Newham, whose family wants them to attend this school their application must be made through their home borough naming this school as a preference on their application.

Remember, parents/carers must apply for a reception place in this school, even if the child:

  • Attends Harris Academy Chobham nursery


  • Has a brother or sister attending this school

Before submitting a reception application, we strongly recommend all families read the autumn 2024 edition of the local authorities ‘Starting Primary School’ guide and find out information about the school you are interested in.

Information about the reception process for September 2024 entry 

Link to Pan London eAdmissions portal – opens 1 September 2023 for September 2024 reception applications

Guidance on creating an eAdmissions account and applying
Click here for guidance

School Finder

We recommend you use the Newham School Finder tool to determine the location of your preferred Newham schools and calculate home to school distances.  

Reception Key Dates

15th January

Deadline for Reception Applications

15th April

Local Authority informs Parents/Carers of allocated school (National Offer Day)

18th May

Deadline for submitting an appeal form for a Reception place

July 2024

Appeal Hearings TBC

1st September 2024

Waiting lists close and are replaced by casual admissions waiting lists. Parents/Carers will need to re-apply as an in-year admission via the London Borough of Newham website if a place is still required.

On 15th April 2024, the local authority will notify you of the school where your child has been offered a place.

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 18th May to submit an appeal form. All appeals will be held between the end of June – July 2024.

Appeals Process

Parent(s) wishing to appeal against the Academy’s decision on admissions, for any year group, should collect and complete an Appeal Form from the Primary Reception desk, stating the reason for the appeal, based on the published Admissions Criteria.

Completed appeal forms for a Reception appeal must be received by The Academy by 18th May.

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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Reception admission for entry from September 2024

LB Newham Reception for 2024 Admission web pages can be found here 

Chobham Academy operates an extensive waiting list for in year admissions from Reception to Year 6. Please contact our admissions officer, Mrs Chowdhury at if you require further information.

In-Year Admissions to Primary

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) Chobham Academy 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 website which you can access here.

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.  Parents are strongly advised to read carefully the 2023/24 admissions arrangements which include treatment of in year admissions can be found at the footer of this page. 

Email or ring 020 8430 2000 when you have moved in to allow Newham to update their records.

Primary Prospectus


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