In accordance with Regulation 17 of the School Admissions Regulations 2012, admission arrangements must be formally determined by the responsible admission authority.

For entry in the academic year of 2023/2024, there are no proposed changes to the academy's admission arrangements. Following a review by the school's adjudicator in February 2022, revisions were made to the wording of paragraph 6, Sixth Form admissions. 

Please see opposite the policy for 2023 2024.

For entry in the academic year of 2022/2023, the Governing Body of Holland Park School  consulted on a proposed change to its admissions arrangements. As determined by the School Admissions Code and The School Admissions (Admission Arrangements and Co-ordination of Admission Arrangements) (England) Regulations 2012 we were required to consult with you. The proposed change was:

  • To retain the four ability bands, at the commencement of year 7, until the end of the first half of the autumn term, for the purpose of allocating places. This can be reviewed in the policy opposite at paragraph 3.2. This change replaces the amalgamation of the four bands on the first day of the autumn term.

Please see opposite the written proposal and the amended policy for 2022 2023.

The consultation period was from Monday 14th December 2020 to Friday 29th January 2021 and the change has now been implemented.

Applications out of the normal chronological age group

The School is prepared to consider applications out of the normal age group, both at secondary transfer and for in-year admissions. Each case will be considered on its merits and the decision is at the governors’ discretion.

In accordance with Regulation 21 of the Regulations and Section 88 of the SSFA 1998, any person or body who considers that any maintained school or Academy's arrangements are unlawful, or not compliant with the Code or relevant law relating to admissions, can make an objection to the Schools’ Adjudicator.