Admissions arrangements

We look forward to hearing from you to have a tour of our Academy (subject to Covid restrictions) and receiving your application.

E-ACT is the Admissions Authority for the academy and has a planned admission number (PAN) at 180 per year group.


Applying for a Year 7 place for September 2021

Timetable for the secondary school admissions process

Stage of process                                                                      Date

Application period starts                                                                       1 September 2020
Academy open days                                                                               As above
Closing date for applications                                                                31 October 2020
National Offer Day                                                                                 1 March 2021
Deadline for accepting the offer                                                           15 March 2021
Deadline for submitting appeals                                                           29 March 2021
Appeal hearings for appeals submitted on time                                 May and June 2021
Induction day at secondary school                                                       TBC
Term starts                                                                                              September 2021

Any forms received after 31 October 2020 will be deemed late and will not be processed until after 1 March 2021, when offers have been generated for ‘on time’ applications.

The deadline to accept offers made on National Offer Day, online or using a reply form sent to paper applicants is Sunday 15 March 2021.

To apply for a place at City Heights Academy you need to complete a Secondary Transfer Common Application form. This is provided by your home borough. You should return the form as instructed.

If you are a Lambeth resident, please click here for Lambeth’s online Secondary Transfer Common Application process.

The formal offer of a place will come from the Local Authority who will write to parents/carers on National Offer Day in March 2021 allocating a single secondary school to their child.

City Heights Academy uses the over subscription criteria in our Admission Arrangements to rank unsuccessful applicants in a waiting list so that further places may be offered by the Local Authority on our behalf if they become available. The waiting list will close on the final day of the academic year.

Unsuccessful applicants will also be advised in March 2021 by Lambeth Council.

Contact details

  • Tel: 020 3691 4600
  • Email:
  • Admissions: Ms L Casey

Admission Arrangements 2022 – 2023

Admission Arrangements 2021 – 2022

Admission Arrangements 2020 – 2021

E-ACT Supplementary Information Form

Admissions Appeals Procedure

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

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