The John Wallis Church of England Academy has a fully inclusive admissions policy ensuring it is open to all students, whatever their religious denomination or background.

The John Wallis Academy fully complies with the School Admissions Code of Practice and the School Admission Appeals Code of Practice as these apply to maintained schools. Entry to the Sixth Form will be based on students’ suitability for the courses available and gives priority of places to students already in The John Wallis Academy and to students in the catchment area, subject to their meeting a minimum level of attainment.

For any enquiries please contact the Admissions Office:

Primary phase: 01233 623465 ext 2231Secondary Phase: 01233 662810

Useful links:

The John Wallis Church of England Academy Oversubscription Criteria 2021-22. If applying under criteria 'd' please be aware that it is the parent's responsibility to provide the relevant medical evidence directly to the Academy (using the email linked below) by the application deadline.

Oversubscription Criteria 2021-22

Admissions Policy 2021-22 (with Covid variation)Clergy Reference Form


If your child is due to start secondary school in September 2021 you can appeal between 1st March -28 March 2021 to guarantee that your appeal will be heard by 14 June 2021. For applications made in the normal admission round, appeals must be heard within 40 school days of the deadline for lodging appeals. For late applications, appeals should be heard within 40 schools days from the deadline for lodging appeals where possible, or within 30 schools days of the appeals being lodged.

Secondary-Appeal-Form-2021The John Wallis CofE Academy Secondary Admissions Defence Statement-2021

KCC Admission To Secondary School Statement - September-2021KCC FAQs for School Appeals


The John Wallis Church of England Academy ProspectusThe John Wallis Sixth Form Prospectus and Sixth Form External Application Form

Key Dates For Transition For September 2021

Key Dates For Transition For Primary School September 2021

Scheme Date

Key Action

Thursday 5 November 2020

Application for Primary Intake/Junior Transfer opens

Friday 15 January 2021 

National closing date for application forms

By Tuesday 9 February 2021

Summary of applicant numbers sent to all Kent Primary, Infant and Junior schools

By Monday 15 February 2021 (In half term)  

Full applicant details sent to all Kent Primary, Infant and Junior schools for ranking against their over-subscription criteria

By Friday 5 March 2021  

Ranked lists returned to Kent County Council by all schools. Deadline for school to inform Kent County Council of wish to offer in excess of PAN

Wednesday 31 March 2021

Primary, Infant and Junior schools sent list of allocated pupils

Friday 16 April 2021 (during Easter Holiday)  

National Offer Day: e-mails sent after 4 pm and letters sent 1st class post

Tuesday 20 April 2021 

Schools send out welcome letters no earlier than

By Wednesday 5 May 2021

Deadline for late applications and waiting list requests to be included in Kent County Council’s reallocation stage. Also, date by which places should be accepted or declined to schools

Monday 10 May 2021

Kent County Council will send schools reallocation waiting lists for ranking against their over-subscription criteria

Monday 17 May 2021 

Deadline for lodging of appeals

Monday 17 May 2021 

Schools to send their ranked reallocation waiting list and acceptance and refusals to KCC 

Wednesday 9 June 2021

Kent County Council to reallocate places that have become available from the schools’ waiting lists. After this point, schools will take back ownership of their waiting lists.

Key Dates For Transition For Secondary School September 2021

September 2020

Information regarding secondary transfer is available from Kent County Council website and through your child’s primary school.

September/October 2020

Secondary Schools hold open events.

15th October 2020

Kent Test for Kent Primary School pupils

2nd November 2020

Parents must have applied for a school place by this date, either online or by returning Kent’s Secondary Common Application Form (SCAF) to your child’s primary school.

By 26th November 2020

Kent Test Assessment decisions sent to parents

1st March 2021

Offers of school places sent out by the Local Authority. Email messages will be sent after 4pm to parents who applied online and letters will be posted first class on 1st March.

15th March 2021

Last date to inform the Local Authority if you wish to place your child’s name on a waiting list for any school named on the SCAF.

15th March 2021

You must let the school you have been offered know whether or not you are accepting the place by this date.

26th March 2021

If you wish to appeal for a place at any school named on the SCAF but were not offered, you should do so by this date.

21st April 2021

Any vacant places are reallocated by the Local Authority.

If you have any queries regarding this process, please do not hesitate to contact the Admissions department, either by:

Telephone: 01233 662810