Admission Policy 2019-20 Ark Greenwich Free School.pdf

Applications for entry into Year 7 September 2019

More details about RBG's coordinated admissions round for entry to Year 7 in September 2019, including instructions on how to apply, are available here.

For details of in-year admissions to Years 7 through to 11, please use to request an application form.

Applications to the Greenwich Free School for students progressing from Year 6 to 7 are made through the Local Authority Common Application process. This simply means that you should list the Greenwich Free School as one of your preferences on your local authority form. If you are a resident of another borough, the same applies: just list the Greenwich Free School on your local authority form.

There is no supplementary form to fill out for the Greenwich Free School, and pupils do not need to sit any entrance exams or tests.

Once confirmed, dates for our Open Events for those pupils seeking to join us in September 2020 will be published on the RBG website and on our homepage.

For full details on the Admission arrangments to AGFS please see our Admissions Policy above.


Ark Greenwich Free School Admissions Consultation 2020/21

Ark Greenwich Free School is now consulting on its admissions policy for September 2020 intake. Consultation will run from 2nd November to 21st December 2018.


Proposed Changes

The draft policy with proposed changes is available on the Academy’s website; please click this link: Ark Greenwich Free School Admission Policy 2020-21_DRAFT FOR CONSULTATIO.._ (002).pdf to access the draft policy. Hard copies are also available on request at the contact details below.

The changes are highlighted on pages 3-5 of the draft policy and include confirmation of an increased PAN for Year 7 and changes to the oversubscription criteria. The changes will bring the academy’s policy into line with the wider Ark network.


Submitting Feedback

Comments on the policy and proposed changes should be submitted either by email post to:

Admissions Officer:    Victoria Hemmings


Post:                              Ark Greenwich Free School,  403 Shooters Hill Road, London, SE18 4LH


Correspondence should be headed “Ark Greenwich Free School Admissions Consultation 2020”.

Consultation closes on Friday 21st December 2019, all comments should be received by this date.


Next Steps 

Once public consultation has closed, Ark Schools (the admissions authority for Ark Academy) will consider all feedback to the proposed admissions arrangements and make recommendations for final changes, where relevant. The final admissions arrangements will be determined by the Ark Schools Management Board before 28th February 2019 and published on the academy’s website.


Ark Network Appeals Timetable

Appeals for children refused a place at a preferred school for admission to Year 7 in September 2019 will be heard in line with the School Admissions Appeals Code (2012).  





Offer Date

1 March 2019


Deadline for lodging an appeal

29 March 2019


On-time appeals will be heard within 40 school days of the deadline for submitting appeals. Appeals submitted after this date will be heard within 40 school days of the appeal deadline or 30 school days of being submitted, whichever is the later date.

Parents/carers will be notified of their appeal date by an external agency engaged by the Ark network.

If you wish to appeal for a place in Year 7, please click here for the secondary appeal form.

Please contact the academy if you need a paper form.