240 places are available in each Year Group

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 visit the Cumbria County Council website and fill in the SA8 form on their website - please follow the instructions on the council's website for returning the form.

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 2021/22

Academic Year 2022/23

Academic Year 2023/24


Timetable for admition appeals in September 2022:

Admisions Timetable

1 March 2022 

Applicants informed of outcome of application.

March 2022

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, Central Academy, Victoria Place, Carlisle CA1 1LY.

30 March 2022

Deadline for lodging appeals with the school.

6 June 2022 Deadline for the Admission Authority to provide the Clerk with a statement giving reasons for the decision to refuse admission.
6 June 2022 Deadline for appellants to submit further evidence not included with initial appeal.
17 June 2022 Appeal Hearings
24 June 2022 Applicants to receive notification of the Panel's decision.

For Admissions queries, please contact:

Mrs Barnsley via email


The school is part of United Learning. United Learning comprises: UCST (Registered in England No: 2780748. Charity No. 1016538) and ULT (Registered in England No. 4439859. An Exempt Charity). Companies limited by guarantee. VAT number 834 8515 12.
Registered address: United Learning, Worldwide House, Thorpe Wood, Peterborough, PE3 6SB. Tel: 01832 864 444

Financial Accountability and Freedom of Information
Website Terms, Cookies and Privacy

United Learning