Admissions are now open for 2019. We warmly encourage all parents and children who are interested in applying to the Academy to come along to our Secondary Open Evening for Year7 entry 2019 or arrange a visit by contacting the school.

Aylward Academy Admissions Arrangement for Academies : 2018/19

These arrangements are established in accordance with Annex 1 of the Academy’s Supplemental Funding Agreement.

Admission number

Aylward Academy has an agreed Published Admission Number (PAN) of 240 pupils for entry in year 7. The Academy will accordingly admit at least 240 pupils in the relevant age group each year if sufficient applications are received. All applicants will be admitted if 240 or fewer apply.

Over-subscription criteria

If the Academy is oversubscribed, after the admission of pupils with Statements of Special Educational Needs where the school is named in the Statement. Priority for admission will be given to those children who meet the criteria set out below, in priority order:

    1. Looked after children and previously looked after children. A looked after child is a child who is (a) in the care of a local authority or (b) bring provided with accommodation by a local authority in the exercise of their social services functions (see definition in section 22 (1) of the Children Act 1989). A previously looked after child is a child who was adopted or subject to a residence order, or special guardianship order, immediately following having been looked after.
    2. Children for whom a particular school is appropriate on exceptional medical grounds. Such applications will be considered under this criterion only if an attached written statement from a doctor supports them. This must demonstrate that there is a very specific connection between the child’s medical need and the school requested.
    3. Children with a brother or sister who will be attending the school or linked junior school at the time of proposed admission. The children concerned must be living at the same address.
    4. Children whose parent is a member of staff who has been employed at the school concerned for two or more years at the time of application and/or children of a member of staff who has been recruited to fill a vacancy for which there is a demonstrable skill shortage.
    5. Children genuinely resident within the school’s designated priority zone.
    6. Children living nearest to the school measured as the crow flies, that is, in a straight line from the child’s home to the main entrance of the school. (Travel by private car or public transport will not be taken into account.)


If it is necessary to use a tie-breaker to distinguish between two or more applications, a distance criterion will be used. We will give priority to the applicants who live nearest to the school as measured by a straight line from the front door of the home of the application to the front door of the main reception of the Academy site that was on the original application for a place.

Operation of waiting lists

Subject to any provisions regarding waiting lists in Enfield Council’s coordinated admission scheme, the Academy will operate a waiting list. Where in any year the Academy received more applications for places than there are places available, a waiting list will operate until the end of the first school term. This will be maintained by the Academy and it will be open to any parent to ask for his or her child’s name to be placed on the waiting list, following an unsuccessful application. Places from the waiting list will be offered in the priority order set out above, not in order of the date applications are made. The closing date for submission of appeal papers is Friday 25th April 2018.


Parents who wish to appeal against the decision of the admissions authority to refuse their child a place in the Academy may apply in writing to the LAET Board of Directors at the following address:

Mr. Remo Iafrate, Principal

Aylward Academy

Windmill Road


N18 1NB


0208 803 1738

Appeals will be heard by an independent panel. For more information about the appeal, please click here.

Please click here for the appeal form.

Please click here to read more about the admissions policy.


Student admissions into Sixth form will be based on the following:

  • Student’s attainment and whether they have met the entry requirements for the courses they wish to study.
  • When considering a place at Aylward Sixth form, external students will need to provide at least one reference and this must be from their previous school.
  • External students will also need to attend an interview.

In case of being oversubscribed the academy admissions policy for over subscription will apply. Please refer to the Academy’s admission policy above for this.

Consultation on Aylward Academy Admissions Arrangements : 2020/21

Click here for the consultation letter

Draft admission please click here