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The Governing Body of the Gateway Academy has established a policy which details very strict criteria for admissions and gives priority to siblings and those living closest to the Academy. Applications for admission in Year 7 must be sent to the Local Authority by the published deadline (see below).  It is the responsibility of the Local Authority to apply the Academy’s policy and to fully administer the process. It is important to note that the Academy does not play any part in this process and has no power to veto or select individual students.

If the Academy is oversubscribed, parents have the right of appeal. They are invited to submit an Appeal Form to the Independent Appeals Clerk, who will arrange an Appeal Panel and notify the parents of the date of the Appeal. The Appeal Panel will be independent of the Academy and will be composed of three members, including at least one lay member and at least one person with experience in education who is acquainted with educational conditions in the area, or who is the parent of a registered student at a school. It is important to note that the Academy does not play any part in this process either and has to accept the decision of the Independent Appeal Panel.

The Gateway Academy is an 11-16 school with the capacity for 7 forms of entry in Years 7-10 and 6 forms of entry in Year 11. This means that from 2018, the Gateway Academy was able to admit no more than 215 students in Year 7.

If you wish to appeal any decision, see our appeals page for more details. Click here to view.


2020-21 admission points and deadlines:


Admission Point

Deadline for application

Autumn 1

Friday 3rd July 2020

Tuesday 1st September 2020

Friday 4th September 2020

Monday 23rd September 2020

Autumn 2

Friday 2nd October 2020

Monday 2nd November 2020

Spring 1

Monday 4th December 2020

Tuesday 5th January 2021

Spring 2

Friday 29th January 2021

Monday 22nd February 2021

Summer 1

Friday 12th March 2021

Monday 12th April 2021

Summer 2

Friday 14th May 2021

Monday 7th June 2021



To view our Admissions Policy for 2021 entry, please click here to view.



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