Admissions Policy

Bolingbroke Academy is a non-selective, non-denominational, parent-promoted school for local children. The admissions process is managed by Wandsworth Council and there are no separate internal forms.

Full details of our Admissions Policy are available to download here:

Bolingbroke Academy Admissions Policy 2018-2019 (for in-year pupils joining this academic year, 2019-2020)

Bolingbroke Academy Admissions Policy 2019-2020 (for pupils joining in September 2020)

Bolingbroke Academy Admissions Policy 2021-2022 (for pupils joining in September 2021)

The closing date for applications was 31st October 2019, if you missed this deadline please contact Wandsworth Council.

When we admit pupils, we prioritise children with statements of special educational needs. Then, if our academy is oversubscribed, we offer places to children in the following order of priority up to a PAN of 120 per year group:

  • Looked After Children and all previously Looked After Children;
  • Children of founding parents
  • Children of a staff member who fills a post for which there is a demonstrable skill shortage as approved by Ark Schools. (This priority is limited to no more than one place in each form of entry in any year).
  • 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" is a whole, half or step-brother or step-sister or an adopted child resident at the same address);
  • Children attending a named feeder school
  • Children of staff in the school may also receive priority where the parent has been employed in the academy for two or more years at the time of the application for admission (that is the year before admission). Priority is limited to no more than one place for each form of entry in any year.
  • Children who live closest to the school using a straight line distance from the main entrance of the academy to the main entrance to the child's home.

If you have any questions about the admissions procedure please contact

Year 7 Admissions, September 2020

Offers were sent by Wandsworth Council on Monday 2nd March 2020, and all families who were offered a place have recieved a letter detailing the next steps.

If you were not offered a place, you can check your child's position on the waiting list by clicking here. Wandsworth will notifty you if a place becomes available until 1st September, after which the waiting list will be managed by the school. Please remember to inform Wandsworth if your details change. 

We are heavily oversubscribed so we would be very grateful if you could confirm or decline your place as soon as possible.

The closing date for applications (31 October 2019) has now passed. If your child is in Year 6 at primary school and you have not already made an application you should do so now via Wandsworth Council. Please click here for further information.

In Year Admissions

If your child is currently attending a Wandsworth Secondary School and you would like to transfer them to Bolingbroke Academy, please ask for an in-year transfer form from their current school.

For pupils who attend Secondary schools outside the Borough or if you do not live in London, please complete the form below and return it to Wandsworth Council using the details at the bottom of the form:

In-Year transfer form (out of Borough)

Please contact with any queries relating to in-year admissions.

Sixth Form Admissions

Please contact with any queries relating to Sixth Form admissions.

2021/22 Admissions Arrangements

The 2021/22 admissions arrangements for Ark Bolingbroke Academy are published below. From 7th October to 17th November, as required by the DfE School Admissions Code, the school held a public consultation on the proposed draft arrangements.  There was a high level of engagement from the local community in the consultation process, we thank everyone who took the time to make a submission.  All responses were carefully reviewed and considered in order to determine the final admissions policy, which remains unchanged from the draft proposed in October.

Bolingbroke Academy Admissions Policy 2021-2022

Admissions Appeals

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

National Offer Day was 2nd March 2020 and the deadline for lodging an appeal has now closed. 

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.