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Admissions Information

Admissions Information for Reception and Year 7 Places in September 2020

To apply for a place in Reception or Year 7 parents/carers will need to apply through the Northamptonshire County Council/Cambridgeshire County Council admissions process. All parent/carers are required to complete the Local Authority Common Preference Form in accordance with the established timelines. Further details can be found on their websites (Northamptonshire and Cambridgeshire). We advise that parents visit the academy they are interested in applying for.

  Primary Secondary
Closing dates for applications: 5pm, Wednesday 15th January 2020 5pm, Thursday 31st October 2019
Cognitive ability test*: Not applicable Saturday 7th December 2019
Offers made: Thursday 16th April 2020 Monday 2nd March 2020

*cognitive ability test for Year 7 Places

All applicants for a Year 7 place in our Northamptonshire academies will be required to sit a Cognitive Ability Test as part of the admissions process. Following your application to the Local Authority, a letter will be sent (in late November) to all parents/carers detailing the arrangements for the cognitive ability test (including time and venue). If you are unable to attend the allocated session, please telephone the number on the letter in order that alternative arrangements can be made. If you have not received a letter advising you of your allocated session, please email

All applicants taking the test will be placed in one of nine bands (stanines) based on the results of the ability test. A number of places will be allocated from each band in a proportion that reflects the national ability range. This is therefore not a 'pass' or 'fail' test. When the academy receives more applications than their published admission number, the oversubscription criteria of that academy will be applied to determine those children who will be offered places. Please see the BWT Admissions Policy for further information.


If, once you have received notification from the Local Authority, your child has been unsuccessful in obtaining a place at any of our Brooke Weston Trust schools, you are entitled to appeal that decision. If you wish to appeal, please visit the individual academy websites or contact the main reception for details of the process you will need to follow.

For a place in any other year group we recommend that parents contact the academy in the first instance in order that we can liaise with Admissions Team at Northamptonshire County Council/Cambridgeshire County Council over the offering of a school place.

For information regarding admissions for students with statements of sen or ehc (education, health and care plan) please visit the individual academy websites.

for information regarding in year applications and appeals for year 7 (after December 31st of the year of entry) - year 11, please visit the individual academy websites.