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In the interests of safety, please do NOT bring application forms or any other admissions paperwork into the School. Follow the instructions below and in communications we send you.


Admission Arrangements 2022/2023

Applications for entry to the school in September 2022 for the 2022/2023 academic year

Following a period of public consultation, from Monday 19 October to Friday 27 November 2021, the Directors of the Cardinal Vaughan Memorial School Academy Trust have determined the admission arrangements for the 2022/2023 academic year of entry in accordance with Regulation 17 of the School Admissions Regulations 2012. The process of consultation and determination was carried out in accordance with the Admissions Code and associated regulations. The determined arrangements and forms can be downloaded below.

In accordance with Regulation 21 of the Regulations and Section 88 of the SSFA 1998, any person or body who considered 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 School Adjudicator. Information about Objections to the Schools Adjudicator can be obtained here

Determined Arrangements and Forms 2022 2023

Applying for a Year 7 or Year 12 place in September 2021 

Our Admission Arrangements
Our admission process, including the criteria we use when we are oversubscribed, is set out fully in the Admission Arrangements here. Applicants are strongly advised to read this document. The Arrangements were agreed by the Directors of the Academy Trust on 13 February 2020. No changes were made. On 22 May 2020, the Directors agreed to increase the published admission number from 124 to 128 pupils in Year 7.

Application forms

The deadline for on-time applications to Year 7 and Year 12 has passed. If you would like to make a late application, please download the relevant form using these links: Year 7, Year 12, In-Year. Forms should be returned to the School address by post. If you are making an application to Year 7, you should also contact your home borough’s admission team for further information.

Open Evenings and Virtual Tours

Please click here to view our Sixth Form Virtual Open Evening.

How to appeal against a decision not to admit

The appeals timetable, information booklet and appeals form is accessible here

Applying for a place in-year this academic year  2020/2021

There are currently no vacancies. For further information, contact  Click here to download the 2020/2021 admissions arrangements and here for an in-year Supplementary Information Form.

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