Secondary Admissions


Admission Arrangements

The admission arrangements for London Academy for the year 2017/18 and, subject to any changed approved by the Secretary of State, for subsequent years are:

a) London Academy has the agreed published admission number of 60 students into the reception classes within the primary phase.

b) London Academy has an agreed published admission number of 210 students, in year groups 7-11, the secondary phase.

c) London Academy will admit up to 6 additional students per year group to attend the Speech and Language Therapy Unit which forms part of London Academy.

d) The Admission Forum or the local authority may require the Academy to admit exceptionally a child either outside the normal admission arrangements or in excess of the published admission limit.

e) The admission of pupils with a statement of special educational needs is dealt with by a separate procedure. Pupils for whom a statement of special educational needs has been made in which London Academy is named.

f) Admission to the speech and language unit within the secondary phase is by relevant statement of special education needs.

Consideration for applications

London Academy will consider all applications for places. If London Academy receives fewer applications than the agreed admission number, it will offer places to all those who have applied. Children in year 6 at London Academy have an automatic right to transfer to Year 7

Procedures where London Academy is oversubscribed

If the Academy is oversubscribed after the admission of pupils with a Statement of Educational Needs or Education, Health and Care Plan where the Academy is named in the Statement or Plan, priority for admission will be given to those children who meet the criteria set out below, in order:

a) Children who are ‘looked after’ and children who were looked after, but ceased to be so because they were adopted or became subject to a residence order or special guardianship order under the provision of the Children Act 1989.

b) Siblings at the Academy (siblings would include half, step, adoptive and foster siblings provided they also live at the same address as the applicant). It will also include siblings of former students provided they completed their education at the end of year 11 or in Sixth Form.

c) Children attending our Academy Trust partner school, Deansbrook Junior School.

d) Students in the defined catchment area: in the case of oversubscription, geographical location will be used as a tie breaker. Distance will be measured in a straight line from the child’s home to the entrance of the Principal’s office with those living closest being given priority.

e) Students whose parent has been employed at the Academy for two or more years at the time at which the application is made and children of staff who have been employed to fill a post for which there is a demonstrable skill shortage.

f) For students who live outside the defined catchment area, priority will be given to those who live nearest to the school. Distance will be measured in a straight line from the child’s home to the Principal’s office. 

If two or more children with the same priority for admission live an indistinguishable distance from the Academy but cannot all be admitted, then the available places will be decided by means of casting lots. 

If the last student to be offered a place within the Academy’s published admissions Number (PAN) is a multiple birth or the same cohort sibling, any further same cohort sibling will be admitted.

How do I apply?

Admissions to London Academy are co-ordinated through the London Borough of Barnet admissions service. Please click here to access the Barnet admissions website.

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