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School Admissions

STEP Academy Trust is the admission authority for the Academies within the Trust and the allocation of school places has been delegated to the Local Authority School Admissions Team.

Please see below information regarding admissions guidance for parents on applying for a school.  This includes basic information for parents on the choices they can make (ie to cater for those who are returning from the EEA who might not be fully up to speed with the English schools system), links across to the devolved administrations’ sites for those returning to Scotland, Wales or Northern Ireland, and more information on the in-year admissions process – https://www.gov.uk/schools-admissions.

Applications for places in Reception and Years 1 to 6:

Applications for classes other than Nursery must initially be made to your Local Authority (the authority you pay your council tax to) via their website. Here is a handy link to Sutton’s admissions page:

Sutton Schools Admission Page

Applications will be prioritised according to the general criteria outlined below, and in full accordance with our Admissions Policy.

New School Admissions Code

Please note the Admission Policies have been written to comply with the requirements of the School Admissions Code which came into force on 1 September 2021.

Policies clarify the key issues around the admissions for vulnerable children, in-year admissions and Fair Access Protocols.

In-Year Admissions | In-Year Admissions | Sutton Council

To view our Academy Policies please visit the Key Information section of our website