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Admissions

Admissions information

Should you wish your child to join Walthamstow Academy, please note that all admissions are dealt with on our behalf by the London Borough of Waltham Forest Admissions Service. This applies to students joining the school for Year 7 in September and mid-year admissions for any year group. Full details and advice on academy admissions can be found on the London Borough of Waltham Forest Admissions Service website.

Alternatively you can write to them at:

Sycamore House
Town Hall Complex
Forest Road
LONDON
E17 4JF

Telephone: 020 8496 3000 

How to Apply

How to apply

For further information about admissions, please contact our Admissions Officer.

Oversubscription Criteria

Oversubscription criteria

Our published admission number is 180, should we receive more than 180 applications in any one year then the following over subscription criteria will apply:

  1. Education Health Care Plan (EHCP)
  2. Children in public care
  3. Medical or social need. This is decided on a case by case basis
  4. The child of a member of staff employed at the school for two years or more at the time of application or a staff member recruited to fill a vacant post for which there is a demonstrable shortage
  5. Siblings already in the Academy
  6. Children in Year 6 at Walthamstow Primary Academy
  7. Distance from the Academy those closest to the Academy will be admitted first. As a guide, the distances at which 180 students were reached were within 0.687 miles in 2019, 0.738 miles from September 2020

Full details of our oversubscription criteria can be found in our admissions policy on our policies page.

Mid Term Admission Arrangements

Mid term admission arrangements

Should you wish your child to join Walthamstow Academy please note that all admissions are dealt with on our behalf by the London Borough of Waltham Forest Admissions Service. Full details and advice on academy admissions can be found on the London Borough of Waltham Forest Admissions Service website.

Waltham Forest Admissions Service operate a waiting list for each year group on our behalf. When a space becomes available, it is allocated to the child on the waiting list who ranks highest according to our oversubscription criteria (outlined above).

This applies to students joining the school mid-year for any year group, except Years 12 & 13 where they must be made directly to the Academy. (See Sixth Form applications page here)

Admissions to Walthamstow Academy Sixth Form

Admissions to Sixth Form

Students who wish to join our sixth form should use the ‘virtual open evening materials’ provided on this website and look out for confirmation of our Sixth Form Open Evening later this term.

Application forms can be found here.

Applicants will be considered on an individual basis and will be dependent on meeting the criteria for their chosen pathway.

Admissions Appeals Documents