Admissions

We are thrilled that you are considering Excelsior Academy for your child. Our high parent satisfaction rates show that it is a decision that you will not regret!

Choosing a school is exciting but it can seem a little daunting too. We hope that you find everything that you need in the information on this site: if not, please get in touch so that we can help to answer your questions. We would love to welcome you to see our academy – please contact us if you would like to arrange a visit to see what makes Thomas Walling Primary Academy such a wonderful place for your child to learn.

All schools publish the guidelines that they follow when offering places to children. Our Admissions Policy below explains how decisions about admissions will be made fairly. 

The application process depends on how old your child will be on the birthday that falls within the school year. The school year, or academic year, runs from 1st September to 31st August.

If your child becomes 3 or 4 during the school year, you can apply for them to join our Nursery

Applications to Nursery are made directly to the school and you can apply by contacting us.

Your child is entitled to a full time school place from the September following their fourth birthday and you can apply for them to join the academy in Reception.

If your child becomes any age between 6 and 11 during the school year, you can apply for them to come into their year group within the primary phase Excelsior Academy.

Places in Reception classes up to (and including) Year 6 can be applied for online here. Alternatively, please contact the school directly and we will be able to help you further.

Children in our Year 6 automatically move into our Year 7. Pupils from other schools can also apply to join Excelsior. If you are applying for your child to join Excelsior for their secondary (11-16) education, applications are made online at here. Alternatively, please contact us directly and we will be able to help you further.

If you are completing Year 11 and applying to study post-16 at Excelsior College, you can apply directly to the College here.

We look forward to hearing from you and meeting you and your child.

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