At John Locke Academy we understand the admissions process can be a difficult process. We aim to have complete transparency throughout the whole admissions process. Parents are always welcome to talk to staff and all information is available from the main office. We are happy to discuss any part of the admissions process. The local authority admissions team can be contacted on 01895 556644.


Admissions for the academy follow The Elliot Foundation Academy Trust policy. There is no selection process for entry to the academy. Priority is given to children with a statement of special educational needs and looked after children if the academy is oversubscribed. Children who have siblings in school will be given next preference after which distance from the school is the deciding factor.

Admissions policy.


Please call the school office on 01895 590110 to discuss admissions. Louise Ayres is our Admissions and Attendance Manager.


Nursery Admissions 2021/22

We have 45 morning places and 45 afternoon places in the nursery. We will take children who have turned 3 by September 2021. If we still have places in January we will then take children who have turned 3 by December 31st 2021. If we are oversubscribed then the admissions statement below will be enforced.


Please contact the main office for an application form.   Allocations for September intake take place in the Spring term prior to admission and allocations for January intake take place in the Autumn term.   


Please note that admission to nursery does not secure a full time place in reception. Applications must be made to the local authority for reception places.

Reception September 2022 admissions

Applicants for Reception in September 2022 will be considered under our determined Admissions policy 2021/22.


Applications for September 2022 will need to be made via by the deadline, 15 January 2022.

Information explaining the process is available at


Applications must be submitted by the submission date published. Parents are responsible for ensuring that an application is made for each child even if they attend the school’s nursery or have older siblings in the school.

Although the co-ordinated admissions process is dealt with by the local authority, the Academy makes the decision on admissions according to their admissions policy.

Determined Admission Policy 2022/23

The Elliot Foundation Trust (TEFAT) has now determined the admission policy for the academic year 2023/24 as follows:

Determined Admission Policy 2023/24


Children with Special Educational Needs


If a child has an EHCP (Educational Health Care Plan) formerly known as a statement, applications should be made via the SEN team at the London Borough of Hillingdon. They can be contacted on 01895 250489. More information is available from

Our Local Offer for Children with Special Educational Needs or Disability are available on our policy page.



This is our policy for in-year admissions

Admissions Statement

These admissions are dealt with by the school directly and the main office should be contacted.


The Admissions Policy can be viewed by clicking on the link:  Admissions Policy