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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.


If you have not been offered a place at Stationers’ Crown Woods 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. All appeals will be heard online which has the advantage that your appeal can be heard from your home or place of work.

If you wish to appeal, please use this link to complete your appeal online. Please do NOT use ANY other appeal form or send your form to your local authority. It is suggested that you download the explanatory booklet about appeals which you should read before you complete the appeal form.

Appeals Explanatory Booklet - Education Appeals

You 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, but on different forms.

Any letters or reports that you wish the panel to see should be uploaded at this time.  You are asked to bear in mind that if you later send additional information, the closing date is 5 working days before the STAGE 1 hearing.  All appointed panels have agreed NOT to take any late letters or reports after the 5 working day deadline.  This will be strictly enforced.  For secondary/primary transfer appeals, the hearing will take place at least TWO months after the refusal letter.  This gives you plenty of time to get your evidence together if you act early and take account of school holidays.

Please note that the online form will ask you to download two utility bills dated in the last THREE months.  If you do not have access to a scanner, please take two photographs with a mobile phone and upload the photographic files.

Full details about the hearing will be sent to you with your invitation to the hearing.

If you wish to contact the clerk – email :

Timetable for Appeals

Last day for lodging appeal forms for a place in year 7 to start in September 2024

4pm on Tuesday 2 April 2024 to guarantee that your appeal will be heard in the first tranche of appeals.  Appeals lodged later may not be heard until the second tranche which could be in September 2024.   You MUST state the reasons for your appeal and supply any documentary evidence at this stage.

The stage 1 part of the hearing (with other parents present) will take place on

Monday 15 April 2024 at 4pm

Part 2, the individual private hearings will take place on

Monday 15 – Friday 19 April 2024 (depending on the number of appeals)

Invitation letter giving details about your hearing will be sent by the Clerk to the Independent Appeal Panel

At least 10 school days before the stage 1 hearing.

Any additional supporting evidence

Closing date is Monday 7 April 2024. You are advised that additional paperwork received on the day of the appeal hearing will not be taken into account. Please provide the Clerk with FIVE copies of any new additional evidence BY POST ONLY. All such evidence to be submitted in A4 format and NOT bound, but may be stapled on the top left hand corner.  Paperwork submitted with your appeal form does not need to include 5 copies.  These must be sent to EdAp, Sopers House, Sopers Road, Cuffley, Herts, EN6 4RY.

Letter from the Clerk informing you of the decision of the independent appeal panel

Due to the high number of appeals held at this time, this may not be sent until up to 10 working days after the last hearing for the school.

Mid-Term Applications Appeals

Last day for lodging appeal forms following a refusal for a place ‘in year’ or ‘mid-term’ excluding 6th form.

You must lodge the appeal form within 20 school days upon receipt of your letter of refusal. You MUST state the reasons for your appeal and supply documentary evidence at this stage. Appeals are held within 30 school days of receipt of the appeal form.

Sixth Form Applications Appeals

Last day for lodging appeals

4pm on Thursday 29 August 2024 to guarantee that your appeal will be heard within the first weeks of September. You MUST state the reasons for your appeal on the online form and supply any documentary evidence at this stage e.g. a copy of your result sheet.

Please note the timetable is very short to enable those appellants who win appeals to start as early into the school year as possible.

Click here for the 6th form appeal form

Appeal date

The date will be during the month of September 2024.