How to apply for a place

E-ACT has responsibility for admissions to the academy and has a planned admission number (PAN) at age 11 of 180.

Applying for a Year 7 place for September 2020

Apply online and apply on time Deadline: Thursday 31 October 2019.

Any forms received after 31 October 2019 will be deemed late and will not be processed until after 2 March 2020, when offers have been generated for ‘on time’ applications.

The deadline to accept offers, online or using a reply form sent to paper applicants is Monday 16 March 2020.

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 2020 allocating a single secondary school to their child.

City Heights Academy uses the over subscription criteria in the admissions policy to rank unsuccessful applicants in a waiting list so that further places may be offered by the Local Authority 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 2020.

Admissions procedures for in year places 2020 – 2021

If you want to apply for a place after normal intake in September e.g. if you have just moved into the area, then please click here for more information on how to apply for an in-year admission to a Lambeth secondary school.

Routes into academy – parents make contact with the academy as follows:

  • Direct contact from parents to academy
  • Local Authority (LA) referrals

Open events for September 2021 admissions

  • These will be held in September and October 2020.

In year applications

Applications for places in year, must be made directly to the Academy. You will be asked to complete an application form and provide your child’s date of birth and proof of address. Please note that you may be asked for further proof if applying under medical/social needs etc. You will be placed on the waiting list and places will be allocated as they become available and prioritised according to our over subscription criteria.

The purpose of the Fair Access Protocol (FAP) is to ensure that, outside the normal admissions round, unplaced children who fall into the specified categories are offered a place quickly, so that the amount of time any child, especially the most vulnerable, who remains out of education is kept to a minimum. The FAP will only be used once the In-Year admissions process has been exhausted.

Admissions appeals

You can appeal against the refusal of a place listed on your CAF under the School Standards and Framework Act 1998.

If your application for a school place was submitted on-time, appeals
need to be lodged by Friday 27 March 2020 for them to be heard before the summer holidays. For late applications, an appeal should be lodged within 20 school days of receipt of application outcome letter. Appeals lodged after these dates will be heard within 40 school days of the appeal deadline or 30 school days of being lodged, whichever is the later date.

If you wish to appeal against the decision not to offer your child a place, then please appeal in writing to:

The Clerk to the Independent Appeals Panel
c/o Admissions
City Heights E-ACT Academy
33 Abbots Park
London SW2 3PW

Click here for the Department for Education appeals code.


Tel: 020 3691 4600
Admissions: Ms Wilks-Hamid

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