Admissions for 2018/19

Applications for children due to start secondary school in September 2018 will open on September 1st 2017 and will close on October 31st 2017.

Year 7 Applications

For admissions into next year’s Year 7, parents and carers are required to complete an application form known as the “Common Application Form” (CAF) through Kent County Council.  This can be found by clicking here for the Kent County Council 'Applying for a School' web page,

Year 7 Admissions Key Dates – September 2018 Intake

1st September 2017 - Online application opens and paper CAF forms available

31st October 2017 - Deadline for return of CAF forms to the Local Education Authority

1st March 2018 - Parents/Carers that applied online will receive an offer email after 4pm or letters posted (you will be asked to select a method of contact)

March 2018 (Date to be confirmed by KCC) - Deadline for Admissions Appeals to be made in writing to the Academy

Admission Arrangements for 2017/18

To view Cornwallis Academy's admission policy for 2017/2018, please click here.

In Year Admission

If you are looking for a place at the Academy because you have recently moved into the area, or your child is at another secondary school and you feel that a change of school would benefit their education and/or general well being, you are entitled to apply for a school place.    Please contact the Academy Admissions Officer to request an In-Year Admissions Form or download a copy at the bottom of the page.  This form must be completed and returned to the Academy Admissions Officer.  

Note: there is no guarantee that a place will be available but you have the right to appeal if you are declined a place.

More details can be found on KCC's website  -

Appeals and in Year Admissions

If you have any queries regarding appeals or in year admissions, then please contact Mrs Russell by emailing or calling 01622 743152 ext. 134

Or please find attached the In Year Admissions form here

Open Events

Our Open Evening for 2019 entry takes place on Wednesday, September 19th, between 5.30pm and 7.30pm. We are also holding open morning tours, which are by appointment only, on September 24th25th and 26th, between 9.45am and 10.30am.

Our open events provide prospective parents and students with the opportunity to meet our excellent team of committed staff, tour of our outstanding facilities and experience the broad and engaging education we have to offer at Cornwallis Academy.

We look forward to welcoming you.