Admissions Information

If you have any queries about our admissions process, the waiting list or your child's place at Evelyn Grace Academy please contact us on 020 7737 9520 and ask for Mrs. Ekhator (Marketing and Admissions Officer) or send an e-mail to


Admissions for Year 7

We have 180 places available in year 7 each year. Parents are strongly advised to take advice from their child’s primary school about the process for transfer into a secondary school. The process for Year 7 admissions for 2020/21 is: 

  • Refer to Lambeth’s Secondary Schools booklet.
  • Visit the schools you are interested in (September and October 2019). Please click here for our open day events. If you are unable to attend one of open day events you are welcome to come in and collect an open day pack, or alternatively please call up to arrange a time to come in and view the school.
  • Complete the Common Application Form (available from the Lambeth admissions team) and return it to Lambeth Council as advised by your child’s primary school. This should be done online in the first half of the Autumn term 2019.
  • Parents will be notified of their school allocation early in March 2020.

Please note that Ark Evelyn Grace Academy has no supplementary forms and co-operates with the London-wide secondary schools admission process.

Where the number of applications for admission is greater than the admissions number and the Academy is therefore over-subscribed, applications will be considered against the criteria set out below. After the admissions of pupils with statements of Special Educational Needs where the Academy is named on the statement, the criteria will be applied in the order in which they are set out below:

  1. Looked After Children and all previously Looked After Children
  2. Children of staff of the school where there is a demonstrable skill shortage
  3. 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” means a whole, half or step-brother or -sister resident at the same address)
  4. Children of staff of the school (where there is no skill shortage)
  5. The remaining places will be allocated 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.

PDF iconEvelyn Grace Academy Admission Policy 2018-19

PDF iconEvelyn Grace Academy Admission Policy 2019-20

Evelyn Grace Academy Admission Policy 2020-21


In-Year Admissions 2019/2020

What year would my child be in?

  • Current Year 7 - for children who will become 12 on or before 31st August 2019
  • Current Year 8 - for children who will become 13 on or before 31st August 2019
  • Current Year 9 - for children who will become 14 on or before 31st August 2019
  • Current Year 10 - for children who will become 15 on or before 31st August 2019
  • Current Year 11 - for children who will become 16 on or before 31st August 2019

The academy coordinates in-year admissions for students wishing to join the school mid-year. Parents/guardians should apply directly to the school; please first read the guidance notes, and then complete our online application form
(alternatively you can download and complete the application form).

*Please take note of the following for all In-Year admissions applications: 

Additional Evidence or Supplementary Information Required

In addition to completing the In-Year application form with us, please forward us a copy of the following supporting documents:

• Child’s passport ID or birth certificate 

• Proof of address (Tenancy Agreement, Council tax or Utility Bill)

• Child’s most recent academic report (including UPN number - this can be obtained from the most recent school attended)

• Completed EGA medical conditions form (which can be obtained from the academy or completed also online here)

*Please note applications will not be processed without the above evidence or supporting documents.

We will endeavour to process your application within 7 days. If your application is unsuccessful, your child will be placed on our waiting list in accordance with the oversubscription criteria found in our admissions policy.

Ark Network Appeals Timetable

September 2020 entry

Appeals for children refused a place at a preferred school for admission to Year 7 in September 2019 will be heard in line with the School Admissions Appeals Code (2012).  

  Offer date Deadline for lodging an appeal
Secondary  01st March 2020 29th March 2020

‘On-time’ appeals will be heard within 40 school days of the deadline for lodging appeals. Appeals lodged after these dates will be heard within 40 school days of the appeal deadline or 30 school days of being lodged, whichever is the later date.

Mid-year appeals must be heard within 30 school days of receipt of the appeal.

Parents/carers will be notified of their appeal date by an external agency.

If you wish to appeal for a place in year 7, please click here for the secondary appeal form.