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Admissions Information

Application for entry into Year 7 in September 2024

All applications for a place at the Academy must be made through the Local Authority using the Common Preference Form. This can be accessed through this link at the Northamptonshire County Council – details on how to apply applications can be made online or by paper. Please note that you will be required to submit three preferences. Applicants cannot be guaranteed that they will be offered one of their preferences.

The number of students who are admitted to Brooke Weston Academy in Year 7 will be 180.

Over-Subscription Criteria

Where we receive more applications than we have places, the following over-subscription criteria will be applied - After the admission of children with an EHCP where Brooke Weston Academy is named as the appropriate provision, the following criteria will be applied to determine those children that will be offered places: The criteria are listed in priority order:

a) Looked After Children and all previously Looked After Children 

b) Children of staff where that member of staff has been employed at the school for two or more years at the time at which the application for admission to the school is made, and/or the member of staff is recruited to fill a vacant post for which there is a demonstrable skill shortage in the area. (Demonstrable skill shortage will only normally apply to qualified teacher positions, where the school has continually been unable to recruit) 

c) Children who have a sibling link 

d) Children who live in the linked area 

e) Other children based on the distance between the home address and school (see below for definition of ‘distance’).


If the Admission Number is exceeded within criterion (b), (c) or (d) all places within that year group will be allocated at random in the priority order listed above. The random allocation will be generated electronically and will be verified by an independent observer to guarantee fairness.

If the Admission Number is exceeded within criterion (e) , in the case where the distances from home address to school address point are the same (for example, multiple applications for the same shared dwelling occurs i.e. flats), a randomiser will be used to decide the priority in which pupils are selected. The random allocation process will be subject to independent verification.

Linked Area

"Corby" means the town of Corby and the associated villages for Corby secondary schools.

The associated villages are:

Brigstock, Cottingham, East Carlton, Great Oakley, Gretton, Harringworth, Little Oakley, Little Stanion, Lyveden, Middleton, Rockingham, Stanion and Weldon.


Distance measurements are carried out in a straight line based on a straight-line basis from the child’s home to the address point of the school. Year 7 Waiting Lists The following arrangements apply to Brooke Weston Academy

For further information about admissions, please refer to the Brooke Weston Trust Admissions Policy

Timetable for September 2024 Admissions 
September 2023 Online applications open and Information to parents/carers
31st October 2023 Closing date for applications (5.00pm). Applications received after this date will not be processed (until additional rounds of allocations)
1st March 2024 National Offer Day - Offers made to parents/carers by NNC
12th April 2024 5 pm

Deadline for Appeals 

17th June to 21st June 2024 Appeal hearings by Appeal Panel

If the application is unsuccessful, parents/carers will be informed as to how to submit an appeal.

Waiting list

The Academy operates a waiting list up until 31st December of the year of entry. If a place is available in Year 7 then it will be filled by a place on the waiting list subject to the conditions set out in the policy for entry to Year 7. Parents/carers must notify the Academy if they wish their child to be on the waiting list.

Appeals Information for Parents

Applications for entry into Year 7 for September 2024

If you receive notification from the Local Authority that your child has been unsuccessful in obtaining a place at Brooke Weston Academy, you are entitled to appeal that decision. If you wish to appeal, please download the appeal form and send the completed form in to Mrs Alison Ralph at the Academy address given on the form and at the bottom of this page. If you are unable to access the document please contact the Academy Reception on 01536 396366 between 09:00 and 16:00 (Monday to Friday) who will be able to provide you with further assistance.

Brooke Weston Academy appeals timetable for Applications concerning entry into Year 7 for September 2024:

Update regarding Year 7 admission appeals for entry in September 2024. Please note, this information is only for families who had lodged an appeal by the deadline. No further appeals can be accepted.

On this page you will find the updated schedule setting out the key deadlines you must adhere to for submission of any further evidence or questions you may have for the panel.

You will be contacted by the Appeal Clerk before your appeal is to be considered. At that point you will receive: a procedural note detailing the precise steps you will need to follow, the key contact information for the Appeal Clerk and a summary of the process that will be followed by the Independent Appeal Panel. 

Please ensure that you look at this website page for any further updates which may be published should government advice or the timetable for appeals need to be amended. If you have any questions, please direct these to Alison Ralph (


Wednesday 1st March 2024

Offer Day

Friday 12th April 2024 (5 pm)

Deadline for parents to lodge written Appeal

Friday 10th May 2024

Deadline for parents to be notified of the date and arrangements for the Appeal Hearing

Deadline for the Academy to supply the Clerk of the Independent Appeals Panel with all relevant documentation needed to conduct the Appeals Hearing


Friday 31st May 2024

Deadline for the Clerk to send Appeal Papers to the Panel and relevant Parties

Tuesday 4th June 2024

Deadline for any further evidence from the Academy or from parents that was not sent with the original Appeal, to be submitted to the Clerk of the Independent Appeals Panel

Monday 17th June to Friday 21st June 2024

Appeals lodged by the deadline will be heard by this date. 

Appeal Hearings to take place at the Holiday Inn, Geddington Road, Corby, Northamptonshire, NN18 8ET

Friday 28th June to Friday 5th July 2024

Deadline for Decision Letters to be sent by the Clerk to Parents    

Information for Parents/Carers - Appeals held for September 2024 entry 

BWT Academy Number of Appeals Heard Appeals Upheld
Brooke Weston Academy 25  heard 2 upheld


If you have any questions regarding Appeals please contact Miss Alison Ralph at Brooke Weston Academy. In order to submit an appeal please complete one of the forms below. 

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