Admissions Process

Year 7 Admissions Process 2024

To apply for a place at Stationers’ Crown Woods Academy, an applicant must apply through their home Local Authority, in accordance with the Co-ordinated Planned Admission scheme. The Local Authority coordinates the application process on behalf of Stationers’ Crown Woods Academy according to the scheme which is published in their annual admissions booklet. To apply, please on the link below:


There are 270 places available in Year 7 at Stationers’ Crown Woods Academy for September 2024.  All children applying for a place at Stationers’ Crown Woods Academy are required to take a fair banding test, including siblings of students currently attending the academy. 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. This is to ensure that SCWA has a comprehensive intake and 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.

Stationers’ Crown Woods Admissions Policy and Procedure 2024/2025

Key Dates

  • Fair Banding Tests: Saturday 7th October 2023, Saturday 25th November 2023, Tuesday 28th November 2023
  • Fair Banding Test Registration deadline: 31st October 2023
  • Closing date for Local authority SCAF and Stationers’ Crown Woods Academy Supplementary Form to be returned directly to the academy: 31st October 2023
  • Year 7 Open Mornings: Tuesday 3rd October and Thursday 5th October 2023
  • Year 7 Open Evening: Monday 11th September 2023
  • National Offer Day: Friday 1st March 2024

Fair Banding Tests will be held at one of the Leigh Academies Trust Schools in the South East London Cluster. Parents and Carers will be notified of the venue and time of their child’s test via post, email or phone.

The test is a non verbal reasoning paper and free resources can be downloaded via the GL Assessment website linked below.


Sixth Form Admissions

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

There are 400 places available in sixth form at Stationers’ Crown Woods Academy for September 2023. The Admissions criteria for the Academy, including Sixth Form, is set out in our published Admissions Policy.

Stationers’ Crown Woods Admissions Policy and Procedure 2023/2024

Application Procedure

Applications for enrolment in Arden Sixth Form for the September 2024 intake will open in November 2023. To initiate your application, please visit the following website link: . Each applicant must complete an application form, providing information about their predicted grades and preferred course selections. Additionally, as part of the application process, we will request a reference from your current school. 

The deadline for submitting completed applications is January 31, 2024. All students are required to use the online application form for this purpose.

Upon receipt of your application, our Sixth Form team will conduct a formal admissions process. Conditional offers will be extended, contingent on the student’s predicted grades and selected courses at that time. It’s important to note that these offers may be adjusted in accordance with the student’s actual results.

Should you have any questions or require further information about the admissions process, please do not hesitate to contact us at

Applications received after the January 31 2024 deadline will still be processed, but students will be placed on a waiting list in cases where courses are oversubscribed.

In July 2024, we plan to host a Taster Event for all prospective Year 12 students. During this event, students will have the opportunity to experience life as a sixth form student at Arden. They will attend lessons related to their interests, gain insight into our culture and ethos, and have the chance to interact with our staff and students.

In-Year Admissions

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

Appeals 2023/24

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