2019 Procedure

For entry into Year 7 for September 2019 Ada Lovelace CofE High School has an agreed admission number of 125 students. All applicants will be admitted if 125 or fewer apply. Oversubscription criteria will be applied if more than this number apply.

After receiving feedback from a range of people with an interest in the new school, Trust Directors decided that the school should have an 'open' admissions policy (oversubscription criteria) as opposed to one based on faith criteria.

Please click here to view our Prospectus for 2019 entry.

For entry into Year 7 in September 2019, the determined admissions arrangements (entrance criteria) can be found here.

The admissions arrangements for entry into Year 7 in September 2019 includes 12 Specialist Language Scholarship Places. To view the Year 7 Specialist Language Place Information click here

Applications for these Specialist Scholarship Language Places will be electronic and made using this form from 1st September 2018 (deadline for submission 12 noon on 28th September 2018). Parent(s) must also fill in their home local authority's Common Application Form.

Applications for a Specialist Language Scholarship place for entry into Year 7 in September 2019 must be completed by 12:00 PM on Friday 28th September 2018. (NOW CLOSED).

There will be a single Specialist Language Assessment Day for Specialist Language Scholarship Places at William Perkin Church of England High School and Ada Lovelace Church of England High School. This Assessment Day will be held at William Perkin Church of England High School after school on Monday 1st October 2018. This is the ONLY assessment session and late applications will NOT be accepted.

Arrangements for applications for the remaining places will be made solely in accordance with the Local Authority’s co-ordinated admission arrangements and should be made on the Home Local Authority Common Application Form.

The Academy Trust will use Ealing Council’s timetable for applications each year, which fits in with the timetable for the co-ordination of admission arrangements within London. The application deadline is 31st October 2019. Further information on applying for a High School place can be found on Ealing Council's website here.

Unsuccessful applicants have a statutory right to appeal for a place at the Academy. See details in Appeals section below. Appeals will be heard by a panel which is independent of the Academy and the Governors.

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In Year Admissions

2018/19 Academic Year

In Year Admissions are for those wishing to apply for a place at the school during the academic year.

Applicant families are able to apply from the beginning of the Autumn Term and onward throughout each academic year. Parents and carers who submit application forms at the beginning of September will be notified at the end of the second week of the Autumn term. Should any places be available, offers will be made before the October half-term.

Please note that Ada Lovelace's in-year process operates outside of co-ordination (with Ealing Council). Applicant families who apply throughout the remainder of the academic year can expect to receive the outcome of their application within 20 school days to allow measured distances to be verified.

In the case of there being more applicants than places available, the same over-subscription criteria as published for admission to Year 7 will be applied to in-year applications.

From 1st September 2018, In Year Admissions will be open for Year 7 students only and will be subject to the Admissions Policy for September 2018 entry which can be found here.

In Year Admissions are co-ordinated in-house by the school. Parents/carers wishing to make an in year application should complete the relevant in year online application form below:

General Admissions electronic application form here

Specialist Music electronic application form here

If a place cannot be offered at the time of application, you will placed on a waiting list. Applications will be ranked in accordance with the oversubscription criteria set out for the current academic year and not in the order in which the applications are received or placed on the waiting list.

If a place becomes available the oversubscription criteria for the current academic year are reapplied to all those on the waiting list and a subsequent reordering of the waiting list may take place.

Applicants are removed from the waiting lists on 30th June each academic year.

Waiting lists for in year applications for the 2019/20 academic year will be assembled by Friday 13th September 2019. Should spaces become available in September 2019, offers will be made shortly after 13th September so please ensure your application is submitted on time.

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Applicants have the right to appeal against the decision of the Ada Lovelace Governors' Admissions Panel, not to admit their child to the school.

  • Main Round (Year 6 into 7) appeal hearings are held at William Perkin and take place in May/June each academic year
  • In-Year appeal hearings are held at Twyford CofE High School and take place throughout the academic year

Main Round Appeal Process, Entry 2019/2020

The notice of appeal form for entry September 2019 is now available. Supporting statements or additional documentation can be submitted via this form (in PDF and/or JPEG format).

Acknowledgement of receipt will be sent via email to all appellants shortly after the closing deadline and further instructions regarding the appeal process will be included in this confirmation email.

All hearings will be scheduled within the following dates:

  • Tuesday 11th June 2019
  • Wednesday 12th June 2019
  • Thursday 13th June 2019

On time applicants (Round 1) can submit a Notice of Appeal Form by Friday 5th April 2019.


In-Year Appeal Process, Entry 2018/2019

If you wish to make an appeal following the unsuccessful outcome of your in-year application, you will need to request a Notice of Appeal form by emailing [email protected]

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2020 Admissions Criteria

For entry into Year 7 in September 2020, the determined admissions arrangements (entrance criteria) can be found here.

Please note the published admission number (PAN) has been increased to 200 for 2020 admissions .

The admissions arrangements for entry into Year 7 in September 2020 includes 10% Specialist Language Scholarship Places. To view the Year 7 Specialist Language Place Information click here.

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Visiting the School

Ada Lovelace is unable to facilitate personal tours throughout the academic year.

Ada Lovelace hosts an Open Evening during each Autumn term for Year 6 into 7 pupils. Whilst hosted on the William Perkin school site, the Open Evening will consist of Headteacher talk only. This will provide insight into the school’s history, ethos and community in addition to our curriculum, pastoral and wider learning opportunities and an update on the building project.

Outside of this specified event, Ada Lovelace is closed to the public and is unable to host personal tours throughout the academic year.

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School Admissions queries should to be directed to [email protected] or 020 8832 8950.

Ealing Council Admissions queries should to be directed to [email protected] or 020 8825 5522.

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