Isaac Newton Academy is a non-selective school for local children. We admit children with an education and health care plan (EHCP) where the school is named on the EHCP. Then, if the academy is oversubscribed we offer places to children in the following order of priority:


  • Looked After Children and all previously Looked After Children
  • children of staff of the school where there is a demonstrable skill shortage.
  • children who have a sibling who already attends the school and who will continue to do so on the date of admission (for this purpose “sibling” means a whole, half or step-brother or -sister resident at the same address) .
  • children of staff of the school (where there is no skill shortage).
  • the remaining places will be allocated to children who live closest to the school. The Local Authority measures distance on behalf of Ark Schools. London Borough of Redbridge use a Geographical Information System to calculate shortest walking distance from the child’s home to the main entrance of the school using public roads and recognised footpaths. Where measurements involve flats in the same block, the distance will be to the entrance of each individual flat. 


For full details, please see the Admissions Policy.


Isaac Newton Academy Admission Policy 2019-20

Isaac Newton Academy Admission Policy 2020-21

Isaac Newton Academy Admission Policy 2021-22


Ark Schools Appeals Timetable

Due to the COVID-19 situation it will clearly not be possible to hold panel hearings in the usual way this year.  The Department for Education has now issued revised guidelines for Admissions Authorities on how appeals should be dealt with, it being preferable that appeals are heard before the beginning of the Autumn term. All appellants will therefore be contacted with information about the exact process, which will be the same for all Ark schools.  The aim is to complete hearings and for parents to be notified of the outcome of their appeal by 30th June 2020.


September 2020 entry

Appeals for children refused a place at a preferred school for admission to Reception/Year 7/Year 12 in September 2020 will be heard in line with the School Admissions Appeals Code (2012).

  Offer date Deadline for lodging an appeal
Secondary  2 March 2020 20 April 2020
Primary 16 April 2020 18 May 2020


On-time appeals will be heard within 40 school days of the deadline for submitting appeals. Appeals submitted after this date will be heard within 40 school days of the appeal deadline or 30 school days of being submitted, whichever is the later date.


Parents/carers will be notified of their appeal date by an external agency engaged by the Ark network.


If you wish to appeal for a place in Year 7/Year 12, please click here for the secondary appeal form.


If you wish to appeal for a place in Reception, please first read this guidance about infant class size appeals , click here for the primary appeal form.


Please contact the academy if you need a paper form.


For more information regarding appeals, please refer to this document: INA Appeals Booklet 


If you have any questions regarding admissions, please contact our Admissions Officers

Primary - Pardeep Chaggar, Primary Office Manager

Secondary - Amreen Patel, Secondary Office Manager

Sixth Form - Anu Patel, Sixth Form Administrator

at or by calling 0208 911 6666.