Please find below details of our current admissions policy for this academic year and beyond. If you have any further queries about joining the Ark John Archer community please contact the school office.

Click here  for  Ark John Archer Admission Policy 2020-21.pdf   policy.

Click here for Ark John Archer Admission Policy 2021-22 FINAL.pdf policy. 

Currently, Ark John Archer Primary Academy does not accept direct applications for school places except for those parents seeking admission to our Nursery. 

Information regarding the ArkStart Nursery provision and application process can be found at

Additional benefits

Ark John Archer Primary Academy is currently an official ‘feeder school’ for the nearby secondary school Ark Bolingbroke Academy. This means that if your child is a pupil at Ark John Archer, they stand a stronger chance of being offered a secondary school place at Ark Bolingbroke Academy, which is a popular choice in the area.

Ark Bolingbroke is a non-selective, non-denominational, parent-promoted school for local children. The school has high aspirations for all its pupils, has strong GCSE results and was rated good by Ofsted.

Find out more about the school on the Ark Bolingbroke website.


Admission Appeals

Ark Network Appeals Timetable Info 2020.docx

Due to the COVID-19 situation it will clearly not be possible to hold panel hearings in the usual way this year.  The Department for Education has now issued revised guidelines for Admissions Authorities on how appeals should be dealt with, it being preferable that appeals are heard before the beginning of the Autumn term. All appellants will therefore be contacted with information about the exact process, which will be the same for all Ark schools.  The aim is to complete hearings and for parents to be notified of the outcome of their appeal by 30th June 2020.