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Welcome to the Gateway Academy Admissions information page.  Our full Admissions Policy, with details of our admissions criteria, can be downloaded here. For the application form click here

Admissions Officer Contact Details:  Email:

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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 7-11. This means that from 2022, the Gateway Academy will be able to admit no more than 210 students in Year 7.

Transfer to Secondary school - Year 7

Date What happens
Friday 1st September 2023 Application period opens at midday
Tuesday 31 October 2023 Application period closes for on-time application
Friday 1 March 2024 Notification of offers are available from 12.30am

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

In-Year Admissions

All in-year admission transfer applications must be submitted to the Admissions Officer, Ms S O'Dwyer:

You can retrieve an application form by visiting the Academy or download it from here.