180 places are available in each Year Group based on our curriculum model. 

Cumbria County Council administers admissions for students from 11-16 years of age in the same way as for other local schools.  Information and application forms will be made available through primary schools in September for completion and submission in October in their Year 6.  Those offered places will be notified in the following March. 

Although applications can be made for students wherever they live, priority for places will be in line with the criteria as detailed in the Admissions Policy.

For in-year admissions, please complete the In-Year Admissions form available below and send to the address below.  The Academy will deal with in-year applications within 10 school days.

Unsuccessful applications have the right to appeal.  If you would like to appeal, please complete the Notice of Appeal Form below and send to the Academy at the address below. 

For more information, please see our Admission Policies:-

Academic Year 2022/23

Academic Year 2023/24

Academic Year 2024/25

For our current catchment area, please see the map in the download box at the bottom of the page.

Timetable for admission appeals in September 2024:

Admissions Timetable

1st March 2024

Parents and carers will be notified of their child’s allocated school.

March 2024

Parents and carers should notify the school of their intention to appeal, and request a Notice of Appeal form.  The completed Notice of Appeal form should be submitted to the Clerk to the Independent Admission Appeals Panel, Richard Rose Central Academy, Victoria Place, Carlisle, CA1 1LY

29 March 2024

Deadline for lodging appeals with the school.

16th April 2024

Deadline for the Admission Authority to provide the Clerk with a statement giving reasons for the decision to refuse admission.

16th April 2024

Deadline for appellants to submit further evidence not included with initial appeal.

Thursday 25th April 2024

Appeal hearings.

Thursday 2nd May 2024

Appellants to receive notification of the Panel’s decision. 

For Admissions queries, please contact:

Mrs Slater
Central Academy
Victoria Place

Telephone: 01228 822060

Admissions Downloads


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