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Admissions Process

There are 270 places available in Year 7​ at Stationers’ Crown Woods Academy for September 2019​. We welcome​ all ​students ​to our Academy and have a fair banding test to maintain our comprehensive intake.


If you have been unsuccessful in securing a place at ​our​ Academy and would like to be included on our waiting list please contact your Local Authority to inform them of this. Please note that the Royal Borough of Greenwich will oversee our​ waiting list until 31st August 2018.

Click here for Stationers’ Crown Woods Admission Policy and procedure for 2018/19.

Click here for Stationers’ Crown Woods Admissions Policy and Procedure 2019/20


For 2019/20 admissions, all Year 6 primary students who name Stationers’ Crown Woods Academy in their list of preferences are required to sit a fair banding test.  This is to ensure that children across the full ability range are admitted.  It is not possible to pass or fail the test, but those not sitting the test at all, will only be prioritised after those children who have sat the test.

The applicants will be split into 5 equally sized bands based on their assessment results.  Within each band our admission criteria will be applied as set out in our determined admission arrangements.

The test will be held at Stationers’ Crown Woods Academy on Saturday 6 October 2018.  Parents and Carers should register their child for the test by sending a supplementary form, to be received by the Academy by 28 September 2018.

Click here to register for the test.  This form must be returned to the Academy by post or email ( by 28 September 2018.

Applicants who do not sit the test on 6 October will be offered an alternative date and time.  


Open Day:  Saturday 15th September 2018 – 10am
Open Mornings: Tuesday 18th and Wednesday 19th September 2018 – 8.30am-10.00am
Open Afternoon Tours – Tuesday 25th September 2018 – 3.30pm

Registration deadline for Fair Banding test:  28 September 2018

Fair Banding Test:  Saturday 6 October 2018

Closing Date for SCAF:  31 October 2018

National Offer Day: 1 March 2019


To view the Royal Borough of Greenwich Admission Policy please visit

Greenwich Contact Centre: 020 8291 8043.

Parents wishing to apply for a place in Stationers’ Crown Woods Academy from outside the Royal Borough of Greenwich should apply to their own Local Authority.

Arden Sixth Form Admissions 

Arden Sixth Form in an inclusive community and we welcome application from students from any background looking to study in a supportive and caring environment.

Before application of the over-subscription criteria, children with a Statement of Special Educational Need or Education, Health and Care Plan which names Stationers’ Crown Woods Academy will be admitted.

Sixth Form Published Admission Number: 400 places. The Admissions criteria for the Academy, including Sixth Form, is set out in our published Admissions Policy. Click here for the Academy’s admissions policy for 2018/2019.

In the event of over-subscription, the following factors will be taken into account.

  • Priority is given to students who have previously been attending Stationers’ Crown Woods Academy and who have consistently supported the Academy’s code of conduct.
  • Applicants that have achieved all required grades for the subjects identified in their application form.
  • Applicants who have attended the summer term orientation/induction day.
  • Applicants who submitted applications before the 31st January 2018.

Application Procedure

  1. All potential applicants are invited to attend our Open Evening on 16 October 2018 between 5.30pm – 7.30pm.
  2. All applicants should complete and submit an application form to the school by the 31st January 2018.
  3. Applicants will be invited to discuss their curriculum choices with a senior member of staff to ensure a suitable course is available for them.
  4. Offer will be made on the condition that the applicant achieves the examination grades required for entry into the course which they have chosen (These can be found within the Sixth Form Prospectus)
  5. Applicants holding conditional offers will be invited to attend an orientation day in the summer term.
  6. Where candidates have achieved the required grades enrollment will take place on 22 and 23 August.
  7. Application forms will be available at the open evenings and below.

Students who wish to apply for Arden Sixth Form should apply to the Academy direct. Full details and an application form are available on our Sixth Form pages of this website.

Sixth Form applications 

In Year Admissions

Applicants applying for a place at SCWA need to apply direct to the Academy. The process regarding children admitted via Fair Access Panel will be in line with Greenwich Local Authority’s published arrangements.

Click here for the Academy’s admissions policy for 2017/2018.


Parents/Carers of the children who are not offered an Academy place have the right to appeal to an independent Appeal Committee under the 1998 School Standards and Framework Act.  Parents wishing to appeal can download a form below; request a copy via telephone: 020 8850 7678; or email

Appeal Forms must be returned to the Academy by 9am, 29 March 2018.  Appeals will be heard in June 2018 (see Appeal timetable).