The King’s Academy intake policy follows that laid down within its agreement with the Department for Education and works alongside the established practices already in place for all maintained secondary schools in Middlesbrough.


Admissions Arrangements for September 2021 Intake (current Year 6)


Admission Arrangements September 2021


Catchment Area Map


Admissions and Appeals Policy – for admissions from Sept 2021


Admissions Arrangements for September 2022


Admission Arrangements September 2022



Arrangements for Appeals Panels

If a place cannot be allocated for your child at The King’s Academy there is an opportunity to make an appeal to an independent Appeals Committee, which will be set up in accordance with the School Admissions Code and is empowered to make a final decision on the matter.

 If you have any queries please email


COVID Update

In April 2020 temporary regulations (The School Admissions (England) (Coronavirus) (Appeals Arrangements) (Amendment) Regulations 2020) and accompanying guidance were introduced giving admission authorities, local authorities and admission appeal panels more flexibility when dealing with appeals during the COVID-19 outbreak.

The main changes are that appeal hearings can be heard by telephone or video conference or appeals can be decided on the basis of written submissions only; and the statutory timescales have been amended.

The temporary regulations were due to expire on 31 January 2021 but due to the ongoing nature of the outbreak and the social distancing rules, the government have introduced another set of temporary regulations (The School Admissions (England) (Coronavirus) (Appeals Arrangements) (Amendment) Regulations 2021) which extend the temporary provisions until 30 September 2021. These came into force on 31 January 2021 and updated guidance has been published. The updates are to reflect the change in date; there are no changes to policy or process.

The temporary regulations and guidance only apply where it is not reasonably practicable to comply with the School Admission Appeals Code for a reason relating to the incidence or transmission of coronavirus (COVID-19). Therefore, any extension will not mean the flexibility will be available for all admission authorities to use all the time. It will mean the temporary arrangements are available to use when they are needed. When they are not, the duty to comply with the The Schools Admission (Appeal Arrangements) (England) Regulations 2012 and the School Admission Appeals Code remains.


MFL aptitude test

Up to 24 places (10% of our intake) may be admitted based on their aptitude for Modern Foreign Languages, irrespective of whether or not the applicant is in the Academy’s catchment area. The Academy assesses an applicant’s aptitude for languages by means of a short test, completed in late November or early December. This test does not require a child to have studied a language, since it is not a measure of their knowledge of a specific language but is instead a measure of their aptitude for the study of languages. If you would like your son/daughter to be considered on the basis of their aptitude for Modern Foreign Languages please complete the form below by 31 October 2020. The test will be held on Monday 30 November 2020. Details of the arrangements for the test will be communicated to parents in writing once all applications have been received.

Admissions Arrangements for current Years 7 to 11


Catchment Area Map


Admissions and Appeals Policy – for admissions from Sept 2020



Operation of Waiting Lists

Where in Year 7 The King’s Academy receives more applications for places than there are places available, a waiting list will operate until the last day of the autumn term. This will be maintained by The Academy and it will be open to any parent to ask for his or her child’s name to be placed on the waiting list following an unsuccessful application and/or the failure of any appeal.

Children’s position on the waiting list will be determined solely in accordance with the over-subscription criteria set out above. Where places become vacant they will be allocated to children on the waiting list in accordance with the over-subscription criteria at the time of the place becoming vacant.

Children applying to go into other year groups will be admitted if there are places available.