Ada Lovelace CofE High School is a new Church of England secondary free school, which opened in September 2018. It is part of the Twyford CofE Academies Trust.

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.

Ada Lovelace CofE High School is committed to straightforward, open, fair and transparent admissions arrangements. The school will act fully in accordance with the School Admissions Code (as revised December 2014), the School Admissions Appeals Code and admissions law as they apply to academies.

For entry into Year 7, Ada Lovelace CofE High School has an agreed admission number of 200 students.

These arrangements and the admissions criteria  are reviewed annually by the governing body and should not be regarded as binding in future years.

For entry into Year 7 in September 2022, the determined admissions arrangements (entrance criteria) can be found below.

All applicants will be admitted if 200 or fewer apply. Oversubscription criteria will be applied if more than 200 apply.

General Admissions Policy for Sept 2022 Entry

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The admissions arrangements for entry into Year 7 in September 2022 includes 10% Specialist Language Scholarship Places. The Year 7 specialist language place information can be found below.

Language Scholar information for Sept 2022 Entry

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Applications for these Specialist Scholarship Language Places is now closed for September 2022 admission (deadline for submission was 12 noon on Friday 2nd October 2021). Parent(s) who have applied for a Language Place must also fill in their home local authority's Common Application Form.

There was 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 was held at Ada Lovelace Church of England High School after school on Monday 5th October 2020. 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 2021. 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 tab. Appeals will be heard by a panel which is independent of the Academy and the Governors.

Further information can be found in our Prospectus for 2022 entry.


2021/22 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 2021, In-Year Admissions will be open for Year 7, Year 8, Year 9 and Year 10 students only and will be subject to the Admissions Policy for September 2021 entry which can be found below. Please read this criteria before completing the relevant form.

In-Year Admission Arrangements for 2021/22

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In year Specialist Music Places Information can be found below for current Year 10 students only.

In-Year Specialist Music Information for 2021/22

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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.

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. Those applicants wishing to remain on the waiting list must notify the school in writing via email to [email protected]

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

Please contact Ealing Council In-Year Admissions for information about applying for other schools in the borough whilst you are on our waiting list. You will remain on the waiting list for Ada Lovelace CofE High School, even if you are offered a place at another School in the borough.

General Admissions electronic application form:


Specialist Language electronic application form:  (Current Year 7, Year 8 and Year 9 students only)


Specialist Music electronic application form:  (Current Year 10 students only)


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 Ada Lovelace and take place in May/June each academic year
  • In-Year appeal hearings are held at Ealing Council and take place throughout the academic year

Details for both of these can be found below.

Impact of Coronavirus (COVID-19) on School Admission Appeals

During this current period we are following the Government and Department of Education’s advice to close the school site to the public until further notice to manage the impact of the Coronavirus (Covid19) outbreak. This means that we are unfortunately unable to hear your appeal in person. However, the Department for Education previously issued new regulations that will allow us to consider appeals by conducting hearings using remote technology, by telephone or on paper. You will need to indicate your preferred method in the proforma emailed to you.

Further advice from the Department of Education can be found: .

Main Round Appeals Process, Entry 2022/23

The notice of appeal form for entry in September 2022 must be completed in the Spring term of 2022. Supporting statements or additional documentation can be submitted via this form (in PDF and/or JPEG format). See below for the Notice of Appeal Form.


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:

Wednesday 15th June

Thursday 16th June

Friday 17th June

Monday 20th June

Tuesday 21st June

Late Appeals

Any late appeal applications submitted within the final 20 school days will not be heard until September 2022. We strongly encourage you to submit your application to appeal upon notification that Ada Lovelace is unable to offer your child a place at the School.

In-Year Appeal Process, Entry 2021/2022 (If your child is currently in high school)

If you wish to make an appeal following the unsuccessful outcome of your in-year application, you will need to submit the Application to Appeal Form directly to Ealing's Committee Section - the address is included on the form. Instructions on how to obtain an in-year application to appeal form can be found here.

Admission of EHCP Students

Admission of EHCP students is via the local authority. The Year 5 Annual Review offers an opportunity to express parental preference. The primary school offers guidance. In October, prior to the September transfer, each school will read the papers sent by the LA. Places are offered to students whose needs can be met. Parents are informed by the LA by 15th February on their year of transition of the school place offer.

Further information can be found in the SEN Report and SEN Policy below.

SEN Information Report

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SEN Policy

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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. This will provide insight into the school’s history, ethos and community in addition to our curriculum, pastoral and wider learning opportunities.

Open evening dates are announced annually at the end of each Summer term.

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

School Admissions queries should to be directed to [email protected] or 020 3540 0200.

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

Admissions Policy for Sept 2023 Entry

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Sixth Form Admissions Policy for Sept 2023 Entry

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