Admissions Arrangements

Applying for your child’s secondary school place should be hassle free. We have put together key information to help you with your application process. We look forward to hearing from you to have a tour of our Academy.

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Our Academy is part of E-ACT, a multi-academy trust. E-ACT is the Admissions Authority for the Academy and has a planned admission number (PAN) at 120 for year 7.

How do I apply?

To apply for a place at E-ACT City Heights Academy you need to complete a ‘Secondary Transfer Common Application’ form via Lambeth Councils website. 

Offers are made to the number of places available. If there are more applications than places, then places are allocated according to the oversubscription criteria. This applies to in-year applications for each year group.

The application deadline for applying to a secondary school for September 2024 is 31 October 2023. Please contact our Academy if you have missed the deadline and we can advise on the next steps on how you can still apply for a place.

For In Year Admissions please click here.


What happens if I’ve missed the application deadline?

You can still apply directly to the local council. Lambeth Councils website

When will I hear if my application has been successful?

Depending on when you apply, it will be after the first round of offers have been made and processed.

What if I had an exceptional circumstance as to why I could not apply on time?

You will need to contact the local council and they will let you know whether they can accept any supporting evidence and take it into consideration on the application being submitted late.

What happens after I’ve submitted our choices?

Once you have submitted your choices to your Local Authority, your formal offer of a place will come from the Local Authority who will write to parents/carers on National Offer Day is 1st March 2024 allocating a single secondary school to your child. 


Key Dates for 2023 – 2024

Here are key dates about the admissions process:

Stage of processDate
Application period starts1 September 2023
Academy open days Sept/Oct 2023
Closing date for applications 31 October 2023
National Offer Day1 March 2024
Deadline for accepting the offer15 March 2024
Deadline for submitting appeals 29 March 2024
Appeal hearings for appeals submitted on timeMay and June
Induction day at secondary schoolTBC
Term starts1st September 2024 TBC

Submit your application on time! 

Any forms received after 31 October 2023 by Lambeth Council will be deemed late and will not be processed until after 1 March 2024, when offers have been generated for ‘on time’ applications. 

Where can I find out more information?

We have detailed information in our ‘Admissions Arrangements 2023-2024’ document about the following: 

Published Admission Number (PAN), admission criteria, waiting lists, tie-breaker, appeals, in-year transfers and more, please take a look.


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Contact details

If you have a complaint about the academy independent admission appeal panel, for further information please click here.

The Department of Education Statutory guidance that schools must follow when carrying out duties relating to school admissions. can be found here.

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