Phoenix Academy is a non-selective academy, with an agreed admissions number of 150 new Year 7 students per academic year.
If the school is oversubscribed, applications are considered against the criteria set out below. After the admission of students with Statements of Special Educational Needs where Phoenix Academy is named on the Statement, the selection criteria will be applied in this order:
Admission of children in Public Care (Looked after Children and previously Looked after Children).
Admission of children with specific medical needs, social needs and special needs where the application is supported by specific written advice as to why admission to the Academy is necessary.
Admission of children with siblings currently attending the Academy and who will continue to do so on the date of admission. The term "sibling" means a full, step, half, adopted or foster brother or sister, but not cousins. The Academy reserves the right to ask for proof of relationship once offers have been made.
Nearest walking distance to the school – children who live the nearest distance from the school. The distance which determines how close the child lives to the school is the shortest walking distance along public highways and footpaths between the front door to the child’s permanent address and the main entrance to the school’s main building. The child’s permanent address is where he or she normally lives and sleeps and goes to school from. Proof of residence can be requested once offers have been made.
For full details on how to apply for a Year 7 place, click here.