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 an Educational Health Care Plan (EHCP) 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 2024/25

We have 45 morning places and 45 afternoon places in the nursery, including 30 full time places.  We will take children who have turned 3 by September 2024.  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 Summer 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 2024 Admissions

Applicants for Reception in September 2024 will be considered under our determined Admissions policy 2024/25.


Applications for September 2024 will need to be made via by the deadline, 15 January 2024.

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.

Admission Policy 2024/25

The Elliot Foundation Trust (TEFAT) has now determined the admission policy for the academic year 2025/26 as follows:

Determined Admission Policy 2025/2026

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.