Admissions to Secondary School

Year 7 entry

There are 210 places each year for entry into Year 7.  Please see our Secondary Admissions Policy below for full details.



In short, places are allocated to:

  • Looked-after children
  • Children of UK service personnel and crown servants: for families of service
    personnel with a confirmed posting, or crown servants returning from overseas
  • Siblings of pupils currently in the secondary school
  • Children of members of the teaching staff working at the Academy (effective from 2022 - 23)
  • Pupils who score most highly on our Governors’ Places aptitude test.
  • Distance places for those at Islington Church of England Primary Schools (Foundation places) The last 3 years' distance cutoffs were:

          2021= 0.845, 2022= 0.838, 2023= 0.92

  • Distance places without any other criteria (Open places) The last 3 years' distance cutoffs were: 2021= 0.386, 2022= 0.312, 2023- 0.326

Applications for transfer into Year 7 during Year 6 should be made using the Pan London Application Form, available on the London Borough of Islington website.

In-year admissions

For in-year admissions, please follow this link for the application form


If your child has not been offered a place, the law entitles you to appeal to an Independent Appeal Panel against that decision. For details on how to appeal please see the document below.



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Secondary Admissions Policy 21 22 29th Apr 2021 Download
Secondary Admissions Policy 2022 23 29th Apr 2021 Download
Secondary Admissions Policy 2023 2024 25th Nov 2022 Download
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