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Admissions 2024/2025


Admission into Year 7 for September 2025 should be made using the online application process on the Peterborough City Council (PCC) Admissions website which can be accessed through the following link: Apply for a school place - Peterborough City Council

Applications should be submitted by 31st October 2024 to be included in the first round of allocations. PCC Admissions Team will notify you of your allocated School on 1st March 2025. Late applications will be processed by the PCC Admissions Team and allocated in further rounds.

If you have received an offer for your child to attend QKA please call the Academy on 01733 383888, or 01733 383874, to accept the place. Please leave a voice message clearly stating your child’s full name and date of birth. Alternatively, please email

In-Year Transfers

Applications for students who are already in Years 7, 8, 9, 10, or 11 in another school or who are new to the city are co-ordinated by Peterborough City Council and you should complete the Peterborough City Council In-Year application form which can be downloaded here

The Appeals Process

If you have been unsuccessful in gaining a place at any of your preferred schools, you are entitled to an Independent Appeal against the decision. To find further information regarding the appeals process, School admissions appeals - Peterborough City Council and to download the appeal application form, please go to the Peterborough City Council website: Secondary school admissions appeal (  and select School Admissions Appeals.

Secondary appeals -Appeal Timeline for first admission round – Year 7 September 2023


Appeals deadline – 29 March 2024

Appeals will be heard - 25 April to 14 June 2024

You are still able to submit an appeal, after the deadline has past. Your appeal will then be heard within 40 school days of receipt of the form requesting the appeal.


Appeal timeline for late and In Year applications

Following the receipt of a late or in-year offer of a school place, parents have the right to appeal for a place at a school where they have been refused a place.

Upon the receipt of a completed appeal form, the appellant will be sent a letter of acknowledgement within 10 school days.

Upon the receipt of a completed appeal form, the appellant will be sent a letter of acknowledgement within 10 school days (see section - 'what happens after I submit an appeal').

All In Year appeals will be heard within 30 days. This information is provided in accordance with paragraph 2.1 and 2.2 of the School Admission Appeals Code, February 2012.


For further information on the appeals process please contact:

Appeals Officer Education Department
Sand Martin House
Bittern Way
Fletton Quays


Tel: Tel:  01733 452589


Fair Access Protocol

Peterborough City Council operates a Fair Access Protocol, to which QKA complies, which sets out how, outside the normal admissions round, Schools in the area will admit their fair share of children with challenging behaviour, children excluded from other schools and children who arrive outside the admissions round who may have difficulty securing a school place. In these circumstances, admission authorities such as QKA may, if necessary, admit above their Published Admission Numbers (PAN).

Guidance on FAP Admissions can be found under Policies and Accounts in the Information section of the School website.

Fair Access Protocols exist for those children who cannot obtain a place through normal admissions procedures, as outlined within the In-Year co-ordination arrangements, to ensure that:

  • access to education is secured quickly for children who have no school place but for whom a place at a mainstream school or alternative provision is appropriate
  • all schools in an area admit their fair share of children with challenging behaviour, including children excluded from other schools
  • local authorities and schools work together in partnership to improve behaviour, tackle persistent absence and help support improving behaviour partnerships
  • balance is struck between finding a place quickly, when the place might be in an under-subscribed school or one facing challenging circumstances, and finding a school place that is appropriate for the child
  • no school, including those with places available, is asked to take a disproportionate number of children who have been excluded from other schools or who have challenging behaviour or who are known to have a history of behavioural problems.