Admissions 

Lister Community School is a mixed community school. Our school motto is Always Aiming for Excellence. We challenge our students to excel in every area that they can.

The staff, governing body and pupils of Lister Community School would welcome you applying for a place at our school. To do this you must follow the correct process for your child’s age as detailed below.

We are a school maintained by London Borough of Newham which means they are the admission authority for this school.

Determined Admissions Arrangements from September 2021/22 Entry

The governing body of Lister has formerly agreed to adopt the London Borough of Newham’s Admission Arrangements for September 2021/2022 entry. Further information regarding the determined admissions arrangements for 2021 entry can be found here. (Determined School Admission Arrangements Infant, Junior, Primary and Secondary 2021/2022 entry)

Determined Admissions Arrangements from September 2021/22 Entry

The governing body of Lister has formerly agreed to adopt the London Borough of Newham’s Admission Arrangements for September 2022/2023 entry. Further information regarding the determined admissions arrangements for september 2022 entry can be found here. (Determined School Admission Arrangements for September 2022/2023 entry)

Joining Lister School

Year 7 Admissions for September 2022 

Key Dates

National Closing date for on time year 7 applications is Sunday 31 October 2021 23:59pm.

National offer date for on time year 7 applicants is Tuesday 1st March.

Students starting Year 7 in September 2022 will have the opportunity to visit Lister Community School during our induction day programme which takes place in July 2022.

Parents/carers can also visit our school during the open evening and morning events. Please check the Lister website for updates in regards to when these take place. 

Before submitting a year 7 application we strongly recommend all families read the 2022/23 edition of the local authorities ‘Starting Secondary School’ guide and find out information about the school you are interested in. If possible look at their virtual tours.

Pan London Co-ordinated Scheme

In London since 2004, the 33 London boroughs and some of the Home Counties operate a Pan London coordinated scheme 2022/23 (PDF). You can find the link to the Pan London Co-ordinated Scheme

For all children born between 1 September 2010 and 31 August 2011, their parents/carers must apply for a secondary class place for them to start school in the academic year September 2022/2023.

All year 7 for September 2022 applications must be made through the family’s home local authority.​ For children living in Newham, families must apply via London Borough of Newham.

Information on the year 7 application process

Parents/carers can apply for a year 7 place for September 2022 through the eAdmissions website (www.eadmissions.org.uk) from 1 September 2021.

Further details regarding the Year 7 application process can be found on the Pan London eAdmissions portal

Guidance on creating an eAdmissions account and completing the application can be found here.

In Year Admissions into Secondary School

(also known as a mid-term and mid-phase admissions)

If you want to apply for secondary school place in Newham outside of the usual times when a child starts a new school you must make an in-year admission application. 

This application also needs to be made every term to ensure a child is added to the waiting list for the new school term.

Further information on making an in year application can be found on the newham.gov.uk website.

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.

Newham Secondary School Finder

Waiting lists

Newham waiting lists