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Admission Arrangements


By definition, ‘admission arrangements’ means the overall procedure, practices, criteria and supplementary information to be used in deciding on the allocation of school places and refers to any device or means used to determine whether a school place is to be offered.

Children who will have their fifth birthday between 1st September and 31st August of the coming academic year will be offered  three full terms in a Reception class; however parents have the option to defer the starting date.


After a place has been agreed the parents will be asked to complete an 'Admission Form' and attend an introductory meeting at the school to finalise the admission arrangements. 

Bournemouth Park Academy Admissions Policy

For the 2022/23 academic year the PAN or admission limit will be 60 pupils.

Bournemouth Park Academy welcomes all applications.


If the number of applications for places at the Academy is within the PAN then the Academy will admit all pupils who apply.


If the number of applications for places at the Academy exceed the PAN, the following criteria will be applied, in priority order, to determine which pupils will be admitted:


The admission criteria are listed below by school and should be read alongside the explanatory notes found in the BPA Admissions Policy:


  1. Looked after children and previously looked after children.
  2. Pupils who live in the catchment area and have a sibling on roll at the Academy at the time of application.
  3. Pupils who live in the catchment area served by the Academy.
  4. Pupils living outside the Academy’s catchment areas and have a sibling in roll at the Academy.
  5. Pupils living outside the Academy’s catchment area.
  6. Remaining applications.


The school can admit up to 60 children into each year group. Admissions for Reception and Year 3 are arranged in the preceding summer term for the start of the academic year in September. All admissions to the main school are co-ordinated through:


'Schools Admission Service' at the Department for Children and Learning

Southend-on-Sea Borough Council

Civic Centre

Victoria Avenue





Parents must provide their child's details to this department who will then advise if a place is available at Bournemouth Park Academy.


SEN Admissions

Those pupils with statements or Education, Health and Care Plans (EHCPs) have a separate admissions procedure overseen by the SEN team at Southend-on-Sea Borough Council.  They are required to be admitted to a school regardless of their place in the priority order.


What we need to know:

For every child attending the school we need to collect certain information.

Parents will be asked to complete an ‘Admission Form’ and the information given will be stored on the school’s computer system. Academic achievements of the child will be added to this record as they progress through the school. As time passes the original information given may change, especially telephone/mobile numbers. Please remember to update the school so that we can be sure to contact you.

Admission to the Nursery

The Nursery admits children aged three and four years old. The Nursery can admit children in part time sessions, either morning or afternoon. Applications for the Nursery should be made directly to the School Office. Parents will need to apply separately for a school place (see Admissions).

Secondary School Admissions