Year 7 Admissions September 2023

We are delighted to welcome all prospective Year 6 students to join our academy as part of our Year 7 cohort for September 2023. 

Moving to secondary school is a huge step in a young person’s life, but at Ark Evelyn Grace Academy we firmly believe that this should not be a leap into the unknown. As parents you will want to feel confident that you are making the right choice and we firmly believe that Ark Evelyn Grace Academy offers the right path to an academic journey of success for your child.  

ARK Evelyn Grace is a school that will stop at nothing to develop the talents of every child in its care. We believe that knowledge is power and the more that a student knows and understands about the world we all occupy, the greater freedoms they will secure for themselves and the communities they are members of.

Given this belief, the development of our teachers’ craft is central to our ethos; teachers who are always eager to learn will develop the same excitement and thirst for knowledge in the students they teach.

ARK Evelyn Grace is part of the highly successful ARK schools’ chain, whose shared mission is to ensure that every child goes to university or secures the career of their choice.

We are driven by three core values:

1. Self-Discipline - We believe that success is achieved through self-discipline and hard work.

2. Excellence - We believe that every student can achieve excellence.

3. Endeavour - We do what it takes to achieve excellence.

We have very high standards of student behaviour and every rule and expectation is centred on ensuring that learning goes uninterrupted, and all members of our community feels happy and safe. We expect every student to be courteous and polite and we are explicit about what that looks like. ARK Evelyn Grace Academy prides itself in being a community of learners. Our teachers are experts in their academic fields and aim to enable every child to grapple with and master key concepts and skills. Our teachers model our belief that there is no substitute for hard work and that this is the key to success.

We look forward to your child starting their journey with us, becoming cleverer and kinder every day. 

Key Dates

Please note the following key dates in the application process for Year 7 2023 entry:

September 2022: Prospectus and admissions information available from the school and the website and applications begin.

Sunday 30th October 2022: Deadline for submission of the Application Form to your home Local Authority.

Wednesday 1st March 2023: National Offer Day. Local Authorities will notify families of the offer of a school place.

Thursday 2nd March 2022: Ark Evelyn Grace Academy will write directly to applicants who have been offered a place at the school.

March 2023: Appeal packs available for those who wish to consider appealing the decision not to offer a school place.

Friday 17th March 2023: Deadline for return of acceptances to Ark Evelyn Grace Academy and the Local Authority.

March 2023*: Second round offers made for any places not accepted in the first round of offers.

April 2023*: Deadline for submission of appeal forms.

June 2023*: Appeals heard.

*exact dates to be confirmed.

Please feel free to get in contact with us if you have any queries -