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Admission Policy

Ken Stimpson Academy experiences a high volume of in-year admission applications.  Admissions are currently managed by Peterborough City Council.

All new Year 7 admissions are dealt with by Peterborough City Council (the Local Authority).
If your child was born between 1 September 2012 and 31 August 2013 and you live in Peterborough you will need to apply for a transfer from primary (Year 6) to secondary school (Year 7) for September 2024.
Parents of Year 6 students should access the link below for further information on the admissions process:
All enquiries should be made to the Admissions team at the Local Authority.

  • Applications must be submitted before midnight on 31 October 2023.
  • You will receive an email confirmation that your application has been received.
  • Your child’s school offer will be posted on 1 March 2024.

In-Year Admissions (also known as In-Year School Transfers) are managed by Peterborough City Council.  This information is from the In-Year Admissions section of the Peterborough City Council website, available here:
An in-year admission could be:

  • a move between Peterborough schools, or
  • a move to a Peterborough school from a school in a different county or country

To apply for a place at a school outside of Peterborough, you will need to apply to the local authority which the new school is located.
You can submit an application for a school place up to 30 school days before the intended start date. When Peterborough City Council has received a complete application, along with the appropriate documentary evidence, (proof of your Peterborough address and Student Details form where your child is moving from one Peterborough School to another) the Council will process applications following the timetable found below.

Allocation dates - week commencing

Deadline for applications to be received

Offer letters / emails to be sent no later than

CHRISTMAS HOLIDAY (No allocations this week)

21 December 2023

3 January 2024

8 January 2024

4 January 2024

12 January 2024

22 January 2024

18 January 2024

26 January 2024

5 February 2024

1 February 2024

9 February 2024


19 February 2024

23 February 2024

26 February 2024

22 February 2024

1 March 2024

11 March 2024

7 March 2024

15 March 2024

25 March 2024

21 March 2024

28 March 2024


29 March 2024

12 April 2024

22 April 2024

18 April 2024

26 April 2024

6 May 2024

2 May 2024

10 May 2024

20 May 2024

16 May 2024

24 May 2024


27 May 2024

31 May 2024

3 June 2024

30 May 2024

7 June 2024

17 June 2024

13 June 2024

21 June 2024

1 July 2024

27 June 2024

5 July 2024

15 July 2024

11 July 2024

19 July 2024

If you are changing from one Peterborough school to another you will need to ask your current school to complete a student details form. You will need to send the completed form to Peterborough City Council with your in-year application. Your application will not be processed without this form.  The form can be downloaded from here:

If there is a vacancy in the Year Group, then a place will be allocated in accordance with the timetable above.  If the Academy does not have a place in the Year Group, applicants will be placed on the waiting list according to the admission criteria that is met and the procedure for Appeal will be explained. Please see the relevant Admissions Policy (at the top of this page) for further reference.

For detailed information, please refer to the Ken Stimpson Academy Admissions Policy.

Admission appeals are managed by Peterborough City Council.  Appeals are held within the statutory timescale, and you will be advised of an appeal hearing date once your application is received.  Further, more detailed, information can be found on the Peterborough City Council website, here:

Below is the Admission Appeals timetable for the 2024/25 School Admission round.
This information is provided in accordance with the School Admission Appeals Code October 2022.

Year 7 Admission to Secondary Schools 2024



Offer day

1 March 2024

Closing date for appeals (within 20 school days)

29 March 2024

Appeals submitted in respect of late offers will be heard within 40 days of being lodged.

In-year appeals will be heard within 30 school days of receipt.

There is a deadline for lodging appeals of 20 school days from the date of notification that an application is unsuccessful.  The appeal administrator will request and allow for additional evidence to be submitted prior to the appeal taking place.   The Academy will also submit evidence to the appeal administrator in accordance with their timescale.  Appeal papers will then be distributed to all parties and the panel.  Ten school days’ notice of the appeal hearing will be provided.  Decision letters will be issued within 5 school days of the hearing.

The Ken Stimpson Academy Sixth Form welcomes applicants for Post 16 Education.  Applications are made via on online form which opens in early November each year.  The online application form can be found here:

Click on one of the purple “Click here to apply” boxes and complete the online form.
Places in the Sixth Form will be offered in accordance with the Sixth Form Admissions Policy, available here:

Last Reviewed: 
February, 2024


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