General Admissions

The staff, governing body and students at Rokeby would welcome you applying for a place at our school. All applications for Rokeby need to be made through London Borough of Newham’s Pupil Services.  

For more information on applying for a school place, please click on the relevant links below.  

Moving from primary to secondary school
If your child was born between 1 September 2009 and 31 August 2010 inclusive, you need to apply for a year 7 secondary school place for September 2021.  The national closing date for year 7 applications is 31st October 2020.

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:    

Rokeby Consent Forms
Below links to our Parental Consent Forms and Home/School Agreement.

Mid Phase Admission Procedures

Mid Phase Admission (MPA) students at Rokeby are students who start school after the first half term of Year 7 through to Year 11.

If your family arrives in Newham during the school year 2020/21 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.

Rokeby Ethos
We welcome all students into the Rokeby community and offer every child an education. We are aware that students joining Rokeby mid-phase are doing so for a variety of reasons, some of which may be upsetting and difficult for them. At Rokeby we support all students and offer packages to meet their individual needs, whether emotional, learning or behavioural.

Parents and carers are an important part of the Rokeby community and are welcomed along with their children.


  • To make every child and parent/ carer feel welcomed and a valued member of the school community.
  • To assess every child accurately and provide any necessary support for them.
  • To ensure that we are fully aware of any medical conditions, with the care plan if applicable.
  • To ensure that every teacher is aware of the new arrival and any needs they have.
  • To work with any outside agencies the child may be involved in.
  • To pair students up with ‘buddies’ in order to encourage integration with peers.

Induction Process for students who arrive during the course of the school year (Mid-Phase Admission – MPA – students)

  • The new student will be invited in for an interview with the Student Support Officer.
  • After the admission interview the new student will have to complete a Maths and English assessment.
  • The school prepares for the new students by:
    • entering all the information onto the school database
    • allocating the student a form group and a timetable
    • organising ‘buddies’ (see below for explanation) for the new student, and briefing them on their role
    • circulating information about the new student to all teachers, on a ‘need to know’ basis
    • ensuring any support needed (Special Educational Needs, English as an Additional Language or Most Able) is in place
  • The student starts on the agreed day, and is met by his ‘buddies’ or a MPA Leader and taken to his form class for registration.
  • School encourages parents/carers to get in touch with any questions that come up.
  • After four weeks the student and the allocated buddies meet with the Student Support Officers to discuss how the integration has gone. Any issues raised are passed on to the year coordinator.
  • By week four, the student is a fully integrated member of the Rokeby community and our rigorous systems of tracking data and progress supports the student through their time at Rokeby.

Buddies: Student(s) in the same form class who are expected to help the new student settle in by introducing them to fellow students, help with integration, suggest clubs and help them to understand the school day.

Mid Phase Admission Leaders: An MPA leader is a student who will show the student around on the first day before registration and will act as a go-to-student for any new student who needs guidance or support when lost or confused.

Determined Admission Arrangements

Rokeby school is part of the Newham Community Schools Trust, which is the admission authority for our school.  We do however continue to adopt the LB Newham’s admission arrangements to ensure continuity across the borough.

Determined admission arrangements for the school year 2020/21
Determined admission arrangements for 2021 entry
Determined admission arrangements for the school year 2021/22

Further links/information: 


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