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 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 2018 has now been determined by the Governing Body and can also be found below.
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. The details on how to appeal can be found on the KCC website or by clicking here.
To view Kent County Council's Admissions Criteria for 2018/19 please click here.
The 2018/19 Secondary School Admissions booklet can be found by clicking here.