In-Year Admissions and Appeals

In-year admissions are now processed through the Academy.

Please contact us on 01472 311080 in the first instance to enquire about available places.

If you are a year 6 parent, please visit the council website to apply for your secondary place

For in-year admissions, please fill out the in-year admissions form at the bottom of this page and send the application in to the Academy. You will receive the outcome of your application within 10 days. Should you apply for a place for your child and be refused, you have the right to appeal this decision. To appeal, you should contact the Legal Services School admission appeals – NELC | NELC ( at the LA to organise your appeal which will be heard by an independent appeals panel.

Once your in-year appeal has been heard, parents are to contact the Legal Services team for the decision, which cannot be changed.

Year 7 Waiting List

If your child is refused admission to John Whitgift Academy, your child’s name will be placed on the Academy’s waiting list.

This list is based on the published admission criteria and all children are kept on that list in order of the criteria for at least the first term of the academic year.

Fair Access Protocol

North East Lincolnshire Local Authority has a Fair Access Protocol.

The Fair Access Protocol ensures that unplaced children, especially the most vulnerable, are offered a place at a suitable school or educational provision as quickly as possible. This includes admitting children above the Published Admission Number (PAN) to schools that are already full.

John Whitgift Academy Admissions Policy 2023/2024:

John Whitgift Academy Admissions Policy 2024/2025:

In-year application form:

John Whitgift Academy Admissions Policy 2025/2026: