Ada Lovelace CofE High School is a 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 2024, the determined admissions arrangements (entrance criteria) can be found below.

Year 7 Admissions Arrangements for September 2024 Entry

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The online Specialist Music Scholar Application Form, Entry 2024 has now closed. Please note the closing date for Specialist Music applications to Twyford and Ada Lovelace was Friday 29th September 2023 by 4:00pm. Applications submitted for Twyford and Ada Lovelace after this date and time will not be accepted. 

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The Ada Lovelace Sixth Form Entry 2024 application form is now open. Please apply online here.

Sixth Form applications must be submitted through the online application. Please be advised we will not be accepting paper applications.

The closing deadline for External applications is Wednesday 20th December 2023 and the closing deadline for Internal applications is Monday 22nd January 2024.

Please note from this academic year onwards External applicants who do not fall into Priority 1 or 2 of the second allocation of places, as referred to in the “Entrance Criteria for Ada Lovelace Sixth Form Academic Year 2024-25” ("Entrance Criteria Policy”), and who have applied by the December deadline will be invited to undertake relevant pre-admissions tests in early January for the purpose of determining conditional offers for these students. Ada Lovelace CofE High School will ensure that all pre-admissions testing will provide fair and objective measures of aptitude. Please refer to in the “Sixth Form Admissions Timeline Entry 2024' for more information.

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

The Department for Education advice on admission appeals hearings can be found here.

In-Year Appeal Process, Entry 2023/2024 (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.

Main Round Appeals Process, Entry 2024/25

The Main Round Application to Appeal form can be found below:

The notice of appeal form for entry to Year 7 in September 2024 must be completed by 16th April 2024 to allow for the 20 school days timeframe for preparation and lodging of appeals and to ensure that On-Time Appeals can be heard in June 2024. Supporting statements or additional documentation can be submitted via the appeal form (in PDF and /or JPEG format.)

The Main Round Appeal dates are:

Wednesday 12th June 2024

Thursday 13th June 2024

Friday 14th June 2024

Monday 17th June 2024

Tuesday 18th June 2024

Late Appeals submitted after the 16th April 2024 will be held on:

Tuesday 25th June 2024

Late Appeals submitted after Monday 10th June 2024 will be held on:

Friday 20th September 2024

Please be advised the closing deadline for the Late appeals in September is Wednesday 4th September 2024. Any appeals submitted after this date will be processed as In-Year appeals with Ealing Council.

Sixth Form Appeals Process, Entry 2024/25

The Sixth Form Appeal form will be published on Thursday 22nd August 2024.

The notice of appeal form for Sixth Form Entry 2024 must be completed by Thursday 19th September 2024. Sixth Form appeals will be held in October 2024. Supporting statements or additional documentation can be submitted via the appeal form (in PDF and/or JPEG format).

Late Appeals

Any late appeal applications submitted within the final 20 school days will not be heard until September 2024. 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.

We are inviting applications from both internal and external students to join our Sixth Form at Ada Lovelace CofE High School. We will only be offering T-Level Courses in the Sixth Form so for more information about these please see T-Levels.

The Ada Lovelace Sixth Form Entry 2024 application form is now open. Please apply online here.

Sixth Form applications must be submitted through the online application. Please be advised we will not be accepting paper applications.

The closing deadline for External applications is Wednesday 20th December 2023 and the closing deadline for Internal applications is Monday 22nd January 2024. Late applications will be considered.

When you do apply, please note that before you begin completing your form ensure that you have the following information to hand:

1. Applicant details and contact information

2. Parent(s)/carer(s) details and contact information

3. Current school (including Head of Year 11 contact details)

4. Previous and current courses of study (including grades already achieved and predicted grades for current courses of study)

5. T-Level course choice

Upon completion of the online application form, both the applicant student and parent/carer email address will receive an automatic email confirming that your application has been received along with a pdf copy of your application for future reference.

If for any reason you do not receive a confirmation email, are experiencing technical difficulties or you wish amend your course selection, please email [email protected] with your application ID number, full name and date of birth. If you submit more than one application, we will accept your most recent submission as your active application.

Application to Ada Lovelace Sixth Form

Preference is given to students who attended the school in Years 7-11, followed by students currently in Year 11 in other Trust schools and then from other schools in the wider community.

Sixth Form Admissions Arrangements for Sept 2024 Entry

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Please note from this academic year onwards External applicants who do not fall into Priority 1 or 2 of the second allocation of places, as referred to in the “Entrance Criteria for Ada Lovelace Sixth Form Academic Year 2024-25” ("Entrance Criteria Policy”), and who have applied by the December deadline will be invited to undertake relevant pre-admissions tests in early January for the purpose of determining conditional offers for these students. Ada Lovelace CofE High School will ensure that all pre-admissions testing will provide fair and objective measures of aptitude. Please refer to in the “Sixth Form Admissions Timeline Entry 2024' for more information.

2023/24 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 2023, In-Year Admissions will be open for Year 7, Year 8, Year 9, Year 10 and Year 11 students only and will be subject to the Admissions Policy for September 2023 entry which can be found below. Please read this criteria before completing the relevant form.

Admissions Criteria for Sept 2023 Entry

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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, Year 9, Year 10 and Year 11 students)

 

Specialist Music electronic application form:

 

 

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.

Entry 2025 Open Evening dates will be published here from the beginning of September.

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.

For entry into Year 7 in September 2025, the determined admissions arrangements (entrance criteria) can be found below.

Year 7 Admissions Arrangements for September 2025 Entry

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The online Specialist Music Scholar Application Form, Entry 2025 is an online form which will open in September 2024. Please note the closing date for Specialist Music applications to Ada Lovelace is Friday 27th September 2024 by 4:00pm. Applications submitted for Ada Lovelace after this date and time will not be accepted. 

Sixth Form Admissions Arrangements for Sept 2025 Entry

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The online Sixth Form Application Form for Entry 2025 will be published here after the Sixth Form Open Evening in November 2024. Please note that we do not accept paper Sixth Form applications. 

The closing date for Ada Lovelace Sixth Form Entry 2025 applications for External students is Wednesday 18th December 2024 and for Internal students is Monday 20th January 2025. Applications submitted for Ada Lovelace after this date will not be accepted. 

Please note from this academic year onwards External applicants who do not fall into Priority 1 or 2 of the second allocation of places, as referred to in the “Entrance Criteria for Ada Lovelace Sixth Form Academic Year 2024-25” ("Entrance Criteria Policy”), and who have applied by the December deadline will be invited to undertake relevant pre-admissions tests in early January for the purpose of determining conditional offers for these students. Ada Lovelace CofE High School will ensure that all pre-admissions testing will provide fair and objective measures of aptitude. Please refer to in the “Sixth Form Admissions Timeline Entry 2024' for more information.