We welcome visitors to the academy on our open evenings in September and July, at open mornings in September, October and May, and at any other time by appointment by contacting the academy. 

Process of application for the normal intake year

Arrangements for applications for places in (Year 7) at North Kesteven Academy  will be made in accordance with Lincolnshire County Council’s co-ordinated admission arrangements; parents resident in Lincolnshire can apply online at www.lincolnshire.gov.uk/schooladmissions, they can also apply by telephone, or ask for a hard copy application form, by telephoning 01522 782030.  Parents resident in other areas must apply through their home local authority.  North Kesteven Academy will use the Lincolnshire County Council’s timetable published online for these applications and the relevant Local Authority will make the offers of places on their behalf as required by the School Admissions Code.

You should send your appeal to the school by the end of March and your papers will be passed onto the Legal Services Section. Further details of this procedure can be obtained from the school.

For students who apply under the co-ordinated scheme, if you are unsuccessful in your application, your child’s name will automatically be placed on a reserve list (waiting list) until the end of Term 1. This list is kept by the County Council’s School Admission Team and is strictly in order of our published oversubscription criteria. The length of time your child’s name is on the reserve list is not taken into account. After 31 August you should contact the school direct if you still want a place.

The governors acknowledge their statutory duties regarding the admission of students with a statement of special educational needs. By law, the governors must consider parents who have named the school using the common application form or who have applied online, before any other parents.

Mid-year Admissions

The governors accept admissions into other year groups if there are places.  Applications should be made here:


 If there are more applications than there are places, then the oversubscription criteria will be used to decide who should be offered the place. If there are no places, you will be told of the independent appeal system.

 Admissions Policy 2021-22

Admissions Policy 2020-21

Admissions Policy 2019-20

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 Sixth Form Admissions

North Kesteven Academy offers up to an additional 35 places to Year 12, in addition to students at North Kesteven Academy who wish to stay on into the sixth form.  All applicants must meet the Academy’s overall academic standards for admission to the sixth form and any specific requirement for the particular subject which the Academy has determined which can be found in the appendix of the admissions policy.

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