Lister Community School is a mixed community school. Our school motto is Always Aiming for Excellence and our ambition is to provide a world class education for young people in Newham. We challenge and support our students to excel in every area and have a great track record of both achieving great academic performance, and nurturing impressive young people who are well equipped for whatever their next step might be.
The staff, governing body and pupils of Lister Community School would welcome you applying for a place at our popular school. To do this you must follow the correct process for your child’s age as detailed below.
Our school is part of Newham Community Learning, a local Trust of six schools. As the admissions authority, the Trust Board has adopted the Local Authority’s admissions arrangements, which means that all applications must be submitted via the borough’s process. 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 adopted Determined Admissions Arrangements for September 2024 entry are available here.
Moving to secondary school – September 2024 admissions
National Closing date – on time year 7 applications: Tuesday 31 October 2023 at 23:59
National offer date – on time year 7 applicants: Friday 01 March 2024
eAdmissions – parents and carers can apply for a year 7 place for September 2024 through the eAdmissions website from 01 September 2023. Guidance regarding setting up an account is available in this slide deck.
London coordinated admissions scheme (operated by all 33 London boroughs) – details available on this page of the borough’s website.
Parents and carers can visit our school during the open evening and morning events in the new academic year. Further information will be provided shortly. Students starting Year 7 in September 2024 will have the opportunity to visit Lister Community School during our induction programme which takes place in July 2024.
The links below will assist you with making your application:
- We are Going to Secondary School guide – information about in year admissions from September 2023 (see below for additional detail) and September 2024 entry
- Information on the Year 7 application process
- Newham School Finder
- Listing of schools and open days
- Waiting lists
In year admissions into secondary school
(also known as a mid-term or mid-phase admissions)
Information regarding making an application for your child to join any Newham school outside the usual time (ie. at any time other than at the start of September) is managed through the in year admissions process, details of which are available here.
Free school meals – application process
All students in Newham receive free school meals at Primary level. When your child joins secondary school, you will need to check your eligibility for this and apply if needed. This has to be completed through Newham, and is not something that we can process as a school; please click here to apply via the borough’s website.