Longfield Academy Consulted on their Admission Arrangements for 2020-21 and determined their Admission Arrangement through the Governing Body in January 2019.


Longfield Academy has made a variation to its admission arrangements for 2019/20. The arrangements have been revised to ensure Admission Code Compliance following a recent decision by the schools’ Adjudicator into the admission arrangements of the schools maintained by Darlington Local Authority. The variation relates to the Home Address and the Medical Criterion.

Determined Admission Arrangements

The School Admission Regulations 2012 require admission authorities to set (‘determine’) admission arrangements annually. For entry in 2018 all admission authorities must have determined their admission arrangements by 28 February each year.

Once arrangements have been determined, any objections to them should be referred in writing to the Schools Adjudicator. For entry in 2018 objections must be referred by 15 May in the year of entry. The Schools Adjudicator can be contacted at The Office of the Schools Adjudicator, Bishopsgate House, Feethams, Darlington, DL1 5QE. You can also contact them on 01325 340525 or by emailing the team at .

Once admission arrangements have been determined for a particular school year, they cannot be revised by the admission authority unless such revision is necessary to give effect to a mandatory requirement of the Code, admission law, a determination of the Adjudicator or any misprint in the admission arrangements.

At Longfield, our aim is for our learning environment to be inspirational, exciting and welcoming. As a result, the transition from primary to secondary is a time that pupils can enjoy and enables our new year 7 pupils to have the best possible start to their time at Longfield.

Transition days at Longfield are an opportunity for pupils to experience everything our school has to offer, from the following new timetables to joining in with clubs and extra-curricular activities. Pupils are supported in order to ensure that they quickly begin to make progress, make new friends and form strong relationships with the teaching and pastoral staff. A team of dedicated staff in a variety of roles work closely with pupils, parents and carers to support them during this time.

Staff also liaise closely with their primary school colleagues to ensure that all of the important information that will enable us to make joining Longfield as positive as possible is shared. Above all, pupils enjoy their transition experience and look forward even more to joining us the following September.

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