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


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 2021/22 is: 

  • Refer to Lambeth’s Secondary Schools booklet.
  • Visit the schools you are interested in (September and October 2020). 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 2020.
  • Parents will be notified of their school allocation early in March 2021.

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.


Admissions Policies

PDF iconEvelyn Grace Academy Admission Policy 2019-20

Evelyn Grace Academy Admission Policy 2020-21 (*which will come into affect in the academic year 2020-21)

Evelyn Grace Academy Admission Policy 2021-22 (*which will come into affect in he academic year 2021-22)


In-Year Admissions 2020/2021

What year would my child be in? Please check using your child's date of birth here.

The academy coordinates in-year admissions for students wishing to join the school mid-year.

Parents/guardians should apply directly to the school by completing our online application form
(alternatively you can download and complete the application form)

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

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 2021.

September 2021 entry

Appeals for children refused a place at a preferred school for admission to Year 7 in September 2021 will be heard in line with the School Admissions Appeals Code (2012).  

  Offer date Deadline for lodging an appeal
Secondary  02nd March 2021 20th April 2021

‘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.