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 the Ark John Archer Admission Policy 2020-21

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

Click here for the Ark John Archer Admission Policy 2022-23 FINAL.pdf

Click here for the Ark John Archer Admissions Policy 2023-24 FINAL.pdf

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


In-Year Admissions

Applications made to any year group outside the main admissions round (In-year admissions) should be made directly to us here at Ark John Archer Primary Academy.

If you wish to apply for a place, please complete the application form AJA In-Year Application Form

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 to the over subscription 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 appeals panel clerk.

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 2022.docx

Ark Network Appeals Timetable Info 2021.docx