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Thank you for your interest in the Thomas Deacon Academy Junior facility - an exciting junior school, catering for children from year 3 upwards.

The school is a modern, purpose built facility on the Thomas Deacon Academy site and is part of Thomas Deacon Academy. TDA Junior has the advantage of being able to draw upon the facilities, expertise and resources of the main Academy to enhance and extend the curriculum. Students at TDA Junior have an automatic right of entry to the main Academy.

We will provide a curriculum that will engage, develop and innovate, with a strong emphasis on high standards and good behaviour.  We want all of our children to become confident, well rounded individuals who can excel in the next stage of their education. 

This is an excellent opportunity for you and your child to be part of a new junior school and to work in partnership to shape and make the Thomas Deacon Academy a highly successful school.

We look forward to working with you and your children.

How to Apply for a Place

Admission into Year 3 for September 2022 should be made using the online application process on the Peterborough City Council Admissions website which can be accessed through the following link: https://www.peterborough.gov.uk/residents/schools-and-education/school-admissions/starting-school-in-reception/

Applications should be submitted by 15th January 2021 to be included in the first round of allocations. PCC Admissions Team will notify you of your allocated School on day Friday 16th April 2021. Late applications will be processed by the PCC Admissions Team and allocated in further rounds.

If you have received an offer for your child to attend TDAJ please call the Academy on 01733 426060, ext 6288, to accept the place. Please leave a voice message clearly stating your child’s full name and date of birth.

Admission arrangements for 2023

Admissions criteria

No changes are proposed to the standard admissions policy for 2023.  

Admission numbers

No reductions are proposed for 2023, the admission numbers for 2023 will remain the same as 2022.

In-year applications

The in-year application process will remain the same for 2023.

In-Year Transfers

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 3 – 6 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 datateam@tda.education 

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: www.peterborough.gov.uk/admissions 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 2022.

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

For further information on the appeals process please contact:

Appeals Administrator
Legal & Democratic Services
Peterborough City Council
Town Hall
Peterborough    PE1 1HG
Email:  appealsservice@peterborough.gov.uk

Tel: Tel:  01733 452589

Below you will find the Admission Appeals timetable for the 2022/2023 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.

Uniform

For details about uniform, please click here.