If you are considering moving your child from another secondary school we advise you to visit the College and arrange a meeting to discuss the move to help ensure we are the right school for your child. This is not part of the admissions process but it is a good way for you to find out more about our ethos, provision and learning environment. It is our experience that students who move from one secondary school to another often struggle with the transition unless it is carefully managed.

If you wish to make an in-year application, please read our Admissions Policy before completing and returning the application form which is detailed within the policy, this can be viewed here.

We usually have no places available to accept in-year admissions and have waiting lists for places.

We maintain a waiting list if we receive an application for a year group which has more than 210 students already on roll. The order of this waiting list is determined by our Admissions Policy; it is not first come, first served.

The order of priority for the waiting list if we are oversubscribed in a particular year group is currently:

  1. Looked after children
  2. Sibling link
  3. Attends Catmose Primary School
  4. A child of staff at the College
  5. Children who live nearest the College by distance

Please read the Admissions Policy here for an explanation of these terms and a more detailed explanation of the admissions process. It is this policy that we follow, in order that student admissions to the College are determined in a fair and objective way. If a child is refused a place there is a right of appeal; this process is also described in the policy. The Admissions Committee meet to consider all applications received and will respond to applicants within 15 College days. If your application is unsuccessful you have a right to appeal.

Appeals will normally be held within 20 working days of them being lodged.

You can find out about the College’s admission arrangements through the local authority by clicking here.