If you have any questions regarding Admissions, please email Admissions@knoleacademy.org.
For your information, The Supplementary Information Form that KCC refer to is the application for our Expressive Arts Test, which has already taken place. There is no additional Supplementary Information Form to be completed.
Knole Academy is an all ability school with 120 grammar stream places which are offered to students who have passed, or who have just failed to pass the Kent selection test. Please see below for further information. In addition, Knole Academy is a specialist Expressive Arts College and as a result is able to select 10% of students based on their aptitude in one of the four expressive arts disciplines of dance, drama, music or visual arts. For further details on ‘aptitude' please contact our Admissions Secretary for information.
Expressive Arts Test
- Expressive Arts Exam Applications have now closed 23.9.20 and will re-open again September 2021 for the Academic year 2022/23. Please note this is only for Year 6 into Year 7 student transition.
Expressive arts places have been provided by the governors for students who have an aptitude for the expressive arts and who would not otherwise be able to gain access to a place due to the distance of their home from the school. These places are very sought-after and we would request that parents do not apply for them if they are likely to gain a place according to the normal criteria (e.g. sibling or closeness to the school). Moreover, we would hope that parents do not abuse this opportunity by using it as a fall-back position. Such an approach is inappropriate and should not be necessary under the Kent Admission Scheme. It is anticipated that the number of grammar stream places could increase in line with demand from parents.
Our Admissions Policy for 2021 have now been determined by the Governing Body and can be found below.
In Year Casual Applications
For in year casual applications, you will need to complete and return to us the appropriate form which can be downloaded below. Completed applications should be sent directly to Knole Academy for the attention of the Admissions Secretary. If the academy does not have space in a year group you will be sent a letter informing you that the academy has no places for your child. You will then have an option to go on the academy's waiting list and/or appeal. Names are kept on the waiting list for the remainder of the academic year, at the end of which all names are removed. Should you wish your child to remain on the waiting list for the next academic year, it is your responsibility to submit another IYCAF.
Kent County Council's Admissions Criteria for 2020/2021
Information on September 2020 Admissions Appeals
If you have not been offered a place at Knole Academy, the law entitles you to appeal against that decision to an independent Appeal Panel. This panel is completely independent of the school and the Local Authority. The appeals are held at the school. Please note that some of the arrangements for appeals are different to previous years.
If you are using Internet Explorer and experience problems with the appeals form link please contact the Admissions Department here at Knole Academy. Please DO NOT use the Kent County Council form. As stated above the appeal form needs to be completed and submitted online.
For reference only the Appeals Administrator contact details can be found below:
Appeals Administrator, PO Box 367, Cuffley, Herts, EN6 4XZ or firstname.lastname@example.org
In addition, it is suggested that you:
Download and carefully read the Knole Academy Appeals GuideYou should include any evidence or supporting material with your appeal form and you MUST give the grounds for your appeal at the time you lodge your appeal form. Your appeal form will not be accepted unless you state the grounds for your appeal. You may appeal for more than one school.