Current admissions for immediate entry including to Reception and Year 7
There are currently a small number of spaces in some primary year groups but we are mostly full in secondary. To immediately join the waiting list, please speak to the school office, or use Westminster's in year admission portal: https://www.westminster.gov.uk/in-year-school-admissions. Reception places are full, but you can join the waiting list by filling in the in year admission form.
The Admission policy for September 2022 is outlined here King Solomon Academy Admission Policy 2022-23 FINAL.pdf
The Admission policy for September 2023 is outlined here King Solomon Academy Admissions Policy 2023-24.FINALpdf
King Solomon Academy's main entry point is Reception. Parents with children who will be 4 years old on 1 September 2023 should apply for a place in Reception for September 2023 entry. By choosing King Solomon Academy for your child you are placing them in an all-through school with an automatic place in primary and secondary. The first five years of education will take place at the Younger Years Site (on Crompton Street, W2 1ND), which has extensive outdoor space including a large exclusive use early years outdoor play environment. They will then automatically transfer to the Older Years Site (Years 5 to 13; the current King Solomon Academy site) where they benefit from a broad curriculum offer and specialist facilities. This all-through journey means your child can thrive in one ambitious and joined up community over the whole of their education. Reception applications are made through Westminster Admissions by January 15th each year.
Reception admissions are made by clicking here: eAdmissions
The nursery admission policy is here: King Solomon Academy Nursery Admissions Policy 2021-24.pdf
A brand new, spacious and well-equipped nursery is now operating the Younger Years site (at W2 1ND), with up to 100 full time or part time places. All local parents of 2 and 3 year olds including those eligible for 3 year old 30 hours working family funding and free 2 year old funding are welcome to apply. Our nursery provision is supported by dedicated leadership and fully qualified staff, all working within the wider King Solomon Academy team.
Although our main entry date is in September, we also accept mid year applications for Nursery, once children they have turned 2 years old. For details of the funding and costs associated with 2 and 3 year old provision, please visit the Nursery section of the website here. Please note that a nursery place at King Solomon Academy does not automatically guarantee a place in Reception.
For nursery admissions we use the criteria outlined below and in the admissons policy to allocate places. If there are more 2 year olds on the waiting list than there are places, then preference is given to the criteria. For those joining as 3 year olds (who have not already been in the nursery 2 year old provision), usually in September, up to 30 places are reserved for families who are eligible for 30 funded hours for working families, with the criteria being applied between this group, and the remainder of the places allocated against the criteria alone.
A detailed presentation about the nursery is available hereNursery and Reception Admissions Presentation.
Nursery admissions are made by clicking here: e-Nursery Admission Form.
To book a Nursery tour fill out the booking form here: Nursery Tour Booking Form
Here are the links to our Nursery pages
Reception & Nursery Open Mornings for Entry to Nursery in January 2023, April 2023 or September 2023 or Entry to Reception in September 2023
Parents are warmly welcomed to come and visit, starting at the Younger Years Site, Crompton Street, W2 1ND
- Wednesday 5th October 2022, 9:30 - 11:00am
- Wednesday 2nd November 2022, 9:30 - 11:00am
- Wednesday 7th December 2022, 2:00 - 3:30pm
- Wednesday 4th January 2023, 9:00 - 10:30am
To register for the Open Days, please complete this form: Open Day Booking Form
In Year Admissions
Applications made to any year group outside the main admissions round (In-Year admissions) should be made directly to Westminster School Admissions.
If you wish to apply for a place, please complete either the primary or secondary in-year application form which can be found here.
Parents/carers will be informed of the outcome of their application within 15 school days.
If a place is refused the child will be added to the waiting list, the position on the waiting list will be determined according to the oversubscription criteria in the School’s Admissions Policy.
If refused a place, the parent/carer has the right to appeal the decision. If you wish to appeal, please click here for the appeal form.
For primary appeals, please first read this guidance about infant class size appeals.
Appeal panel hearings will take place within 30 school days of receipt of the appeal. Parents/carers will be notified of their appeal hearing date by the independent appeal panel clerk.
There is no Secondary admission point to King Solomon Academy.
Applicants looking for Year 7 places should apply to transfer in year to Year 6 by making an in year application here.
Sixth Form Admissions
Open Evening Events for September 2023 admission
- Wednesday 12th October 2022, 5:00 - 6:00pm
- Wednesday 16th November 2022, 5:00 - 6:00pm
Open evening registration form HERE.
The Sixth Form part of the website gives all the specific details around admission to 6th form and can be found here.
King Solomon Academy is a non-denominational, non-selective school for local children. If the academy is oversubscribed, priority is given to pupils with statements of special educational needs where the academy is named on the statement. The remaining places are then offered in the following order of priority:
- Looked After Children and all previously Looked After Children
- Children of staff of the school where there is a demonstrable skill shortage
- Children who have a sibling who already attends the school and who will continue to do so on the date of admission (for this purpose “sibling” means a whole, half or step-brother or -sister resident at the same address). Please note, a sibling attending the nursery does not count.
- Children of staff of the school (where there is no skill shortage)
The remaining places will be allocated to those children who live closest to the mid-point of the entrances to both the Younger Years and Older Years sites. The Local Authority (Westminster City Council) measures distance on behalf of Ark Schools, using Ordinance Survey Data to calculate a straight line distance between the child’s home and the main entrance to the school.
PLEASE BE AWARE: As Year 6 pupils of King Solomon Academy will automatically transfer to Year 7, there will be no or very few places available for children attending other primary schools. Applicants for this school are strongly advised to apply for other schools or for an in year transfer to year 6.
Westminster co-ordinates admissions for Reception to Year 11. Applications must be made via the Westminster Council’s Admissions team on 020 7745 6433.
There are 90 school places available per year group. Westminster keeps a waiting list which is used to fill casual vacancies occurring if pupils leave during the year. Application forms for in-year admissions can be obtained direct from the school or from Westminster's admissions team. An online application form can be downloaded by clicking here
Ark Network Appeals Timetable
Appeals for children refused admission at a preferred school for entry into Reception, Year 7 or Year 12 in September 2022 will be heard according to the regulations in the School Admission Appeals Code (2012).
|Offer Date||Deadline for submitting an appeal|
|Secondary||1st March 2022||31st March 2022|
|Primary||19th April 2022||18th May 2022|
Appeal panel hearings will take place within 40 school days of the deadline date for submitting an appeal.
The independent appeal panel clerk will notify parents/carers of the date of their appeal; appeal hearings will take place during May/June/July 2022.
If you wish to appeal for a place in Reception, Year 7 or Year 12, please click here for the appeal form.
Before submitting a Primary appeal, please make sure you read this guidance about infant class size appeals.
Please contact the academy if you need a paper form.
Ark Network In-Year Appeals
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