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Admission into Year 7 for September 2024 should be made using the online application process on the Peterborough City Council (PCC) Admissions website which can be accessed through the following link: Applications open from midday on 12th September 2023.

Applications should be submitted by 31st October 2023 to be included in the first round of allocations. PCC Admissions Team will notify you of your allocated School online on Wednesday 1st March 2024. Late applications will be processed by the PCC Admissions Team and allocated in further rounds.

If your child is currently on roll in year 6 at TDA Juniors they will transfer to year 7 at TDA and you should only complete the online application if you wish your child to be considered for an alternative school.

After the offer date on 1st March 2024, if you have received an offer for your child to attend TDA please call the Academy on 01733 426060, extn 8075, to accept the place. Please leave a voice message clearly stating your child’s full name and date of birth. Alternatively, please email 

Admission arrangements for 2023/24

Please have a look at our Admission Policy here

In-Year Transfers

TDA is its own Admissions Authority. Therefore, if you would like to apply for a place at TDA for your child in Years 7 – 11 please complete the online In-Year Application Form. The online application process is completed via an admissions+ account and must be completed in full for applications to be processed. If you have any queries please email 

6th Form Applications for 2023

Please visit the 6th form admissions area of our website Thomas Deacon Academy - Admissions - Year 12 & 13

The Appeals Process

If you have been unsuccessful in gaining a place at any of your preferred schools you are entitled to an Independent Appeal against the decision. To find further information regarding the appeals process, and to download the appeal application form, please go to the Peterborough City Council website: and select School Admissions Appeals.

All Appeals paperwork for Primary and Secondary Schools received after the deadline will be heard within 40 school days of receipt.  Please note that this might mean it will be heard in September 2024.

All In-Year Appeals will be heard within 30 school days of receipt.

For further information on the appeals process, parents/carers should contact the Appeals Officer at Peterborough City Council and advise that you would like to appeal. The officer will send the appropriate paper work. Contact details are:

Appeals Officer

Education Department Peterborough City Council Sand Martin House

Bittern Way, Fletton Quays, Peterborough, PE2 8TY

Telephone: 01733 452589

Below you will find the Admission Appeals timetable for the 2023/2024 School Admission round. This information is provided in accordance with paragraph 2.1 and 2.2 of the School Admission Appeals Code, February 2012.

All other in-year appeals will be heard within 30 school days of receipt.

Fair Access Protocol

Peterborough City Council operates a Fair Access Protocol, to which TDA complies, which sets out how, outside the normal admissions round, Schools in the area will admit their fair share of children with challenging behaviour, children excluded from other schools and children who arrive outside the admissions round who may have difficulty securing a school place. In these circumstances, admission authorities such as TDA may, if necessary, admit above their Published Admission Numbers (PAN).

Guidance on FAP Admissions can be found under Policies and Accounts in the Information section of the School website.

Fair Access Protocols exist for those children who cannot obtain a place through normal admissions procedures, as outlined within the In-Year co-ordination arrangements, to ensure that:

  • access to education is secured quickly for children who have no school place but for whom a place at a mainstream school or alternative provision is appropriate
  • all schools in an area admit their fair share of children with challenging behaviour, including children excluded from other schools
  • local authorities and schools work together in partnership to improve behaviour, tackle persistent absence and help support improving behaviour partnerships
  • balance is struck between finding a place quickly, when the place might be in an under-subscribed school or one facing challenging circumstances, and finding a school place that is appropriate for the child
  • no school, including those with places available, is asked to take a disproportionate number of children who have been excluded from other schools or who have challenging behaviour or who are known to have a history of behavioural problems.


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