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Admissions Policy & Applications

This page gives details of the admissions process for Years 7 to 11. For Sixth Form admissions, please visit the Sixth Form website admissions page.


Please note that a place offer is not dependent upon the date on which an application or request to be placed on the waiting list is received, but upon the implementation of our over-subscription criteria (see relevant admissions policy below).

For clarification on this or any of the above please make contact using the following details:
Sandra Burgoyne-Murray – Admissions Manager
Tel: 01582 811515

Admission to a Shared Learning Trust Academy falls into one of two categories, but in all circumstances admission is subject to the statutory Admissions Code, which can be found by following the link below to the Department for Education website:

  1. Admission to a year group starting in September of the current academic year – NORMAL ADMISSIONS ROUND

Application for admission to start in Year 7 for September 2023 – the Normal Admissions Round for 2023 - 24, is managed by the local authority’s admissions team, whose address can be found below. The closing date for applications has now expired and late submission may affect your chances of securing a place in Year 7 at the academy. However, any late applications submitted after this date will still be processed by the authority.

Parents can access the catchment look up and/or catchment area list for The Chalk Hills Academy and The Stockwood Park Academy by following this link.

  1. Admission to a year group after the starting date for that academic year (ie. September) –IN-YEAR ADMISSION

All in-year admissions to a Shared Learning Trust academy are managed by Shared Learning Trust Academies Central Admissions Team, c/o The Vale Academy, Wilbury Drive, Dunstable, Luton. LU5 4QP. Therefore parents wishing to apply for a place at a Shared Learning Trust academy, after the academic year has started, should download the form below and return it directly to the address above.

If the year group applied for is full (over-subscribed), an application for admission may be unsuccessful and parents will be advised of this as soon as possible.  In such circumstances parents will need to consider alternatives and are  advised to seek clarification and/or advice from TSLT Central Admissions Team on 01582 811515 or from Luton Borough Council Education Department:

School Admissions
Luton Borough Council
Town Hall
George Street
Beds, LU1 2BQ

Telephone: 01582 548016


Further information about choosing an academy can be found on the Department for Education website:

Please contact the academy if you require any clarification on our admission policy.

Refusal of a place at a Shared Learning Trust academy does not affect the parental right to appeal – details of which can be found below and also by following the link to the Department for Education website.


Parents and Carers whose application for a place at a Shared Learning Trust Academy has been unsuccessful and who wish to appeal against that decision should do so by clicking here. You will then be directed to the Luton Borough Council Website where you can find further guidance on how to make an appeal. 

On receipt of their written appeal, all appellants will be notified of the date and time of their hearing within statutory timescales and no later than 10 days in advance of the scheduled hearing date. Decision letters will be sent to parents/carers within 5 days of the appeal having been heard.