The published admissions number (PAN) is 180 students per year. In 2010 the Academy received 301 applications for entry into Year 7.
The Academy Sixth Form opened in September 2012 with 75 places for students. From 2013 students who have not previously attended the Academy can apply to join.
In keeping with our commitment to be part of the Richmond family of schools, we use the same admissions process and criteria as the co-educational community secondary schools in the Borough.
Admissions to the Academy are through the London Borough of Richmond-upon-Thames co-ordinated admission procedure. You should apply on the Common Application Form provided. More information is available from the Borough and online.
The Academy admits students with SEN statements in compliance with the SEN Code of Practice. When the Academy is oversubscribed, after the admission of students with Statements of Special Educational Needs where the school is named in the Statement, priority for admission will be given to those children who meet the criteria set out below, in priority order:
- 'Looked after children' or children who were previously looked after but immediately after being looked after became subject to an adoption, residence, or special guardianship order. A looked after child is a child who is (a) in the care of a local authority, or (b) being provided with accommodation by a local authority in the exercise of their social services functions (see the definition in Section 22(1) of the Children Act 1989).
- Children who have an exceptional medical or social need requiring attendance at the Academy rather than any other school. These needs must be supported, at the time of application, by reports or letters from suitable professionals such as GPs, consultants or social workers. These circumstances cannot be taken into account unless information is provided at the time of application. Failure to provide this information at that stage may therefore affect whether or not the children are allocated places at the Academy. All information submitted will be regarded as confidential;
- Children who have siblings (by which is meant full, step-, half- and adopted siblings living in the same household) at the school (including at the sixth form) at the point of admission;
- Children living closest to the Academy, measured by the shortest route by road or publicly maintained footpath, accompanied as necessary, from the seed-point of their home to the nearest pedestrian school gate used by the relevant year-group. Accessibility of private or public transport will not be considered. All distances will be measured using a computerised geographical information system.
For the full text of our admissions arrangements view our Admissions PDF which can be found on this page.
If you have any further questions about admissions, you should contact Tracy Ward, Principal.