Admissions Policies

In Year Admissions

The academy manages its own in-year admissions for Years 7-11, please click the link below for an application form and details of the process.

Before you apply please read the following:

  • If your child has an Education, Health and Care Plan you must not use this service. Please contact the Special Education Needs Team.
  • Keep in mind that your child is not guaranteed a place at your preferred school. You should not remove your child from their school before you have received another offer.
  • We aim to have an outcome for your application within 15 school days. Applicants will be notified by email and letter only. Where there are no places available, applicants will be refused and can join the waiting list which will be held until the end of that academic year. When places become available these will be allocated by our admission criteria.
  • Applications for overseas children In most cases, children arriving from overseas have the right to attend schools in England. It is the responsibility of parents to check that their children have a right, under their visa entry conditions, to study at a school. To help parents we recommend that those wishing to apply for a state funded school check that they have a right of right of abode or the conditions of their visas otherwise permit access a state-funded school.
  • Foreign nationals cannot use the 6 month visitor visa or a 6 month short-term study visa to enter the UK to enrol as a pupil at a school. Find out what these visas can be used for on the visitor visa and short term study visa pages. Find out more visit the Department for Education.

You will receive an automated email confirmation of receipt your application. You will receive the outcome of your application by email within 15 working days, please note this will also be posted to the address on your application form. Unfortunately, we are unable to confirm places over the phone.

If you require any further information, please email our Admission Department at


In-Year Appeals lodged are heard in accordance with the 2012 Appeals Code, details can be found in the booklet below.

Appeals for admission to Year 7 in September should be lodged by the 15 April direct to Southend City Council. Please note, if your appeal documentation is received after the deadline date your appeal may not be heard before the end of the summer term.

For further information on 23/24 admission appeals, please visit: