Admissions policy


Ark Paddington Green is a non-selective school for local children. If the school is oversubscribed, priority is given to students with statements of special educational needs where the academy is named on the statement. The remaining places are then offered in the following order of priority:  

  • Looked After Children and all previously Looked After Children
  • Children who can demonstrate that admission to Ark Paddington Green is necessary on the grounds of professionally supported medical or social need (parents should refer to the policy below for further information).
  • Children who have a sibling who already attends the primary school and who will continue to do so on the date of admission (for this purpose “sibling” means a whole, half or step-brother or -sister resident at the same address).
  • Children of staff of the school, with priority being given to those filling a demonstrable skills shortage.
  • The remaining places will be allocated children who live closest to the school, using a straight line distance from the main entrance of the academy to the main entrance to the child’s home.

For full details, please see the full PDF icon2016/17 and 2017/18 Admissions Policy.

PDF iconArk Paddington Green Primary Admissions Policy 2018-19

PDF iconArk Paddington Green Primary Admissions Policy 2019-20

Westminster co-ordinates admissions for Reception to Year 6. Applications must be made via the Westminster Council’s Admissions team on 020 7745 6433.

Ark Paddington Green co-ordinates its own admissions for nursery. Please note that a nursery place at Ark Paddington Green does not automatically guarantee a place in our primary school.

There are 30 school places available in Reception. Westminster keeps a waiting list which is used to fill casual vacancies occurring if students leave during the year. Application forms for in-year admissions can be obtained direct from the school or from Westminster's admissions team.

Please contact the school on 020 7641 4122 if you have any query regarding admissions or if you need assistance in making an application.


Nursery Admissions

Ark Paddington Green Academy co-ordinates their own admissions for nursery.

Application forms for Nursery in September 2018 can be downloaded here or hard copies are available from the Academy office. All completed forms must be recieved by the Academy no later than Thursday, 29th March 2018 at 3pm.

Please note that a nursery place at Ark Paddington Green Academy does not automatically guarantee a place in our primary school.


Ark Schools Appeals Timetable

Appeals for children refused a place at a preferred school for admission to Reception class in September will be heard in line with the School Admissions Appeals Code (2012).  

  Offer date Deadline for lodging an appeal
Primary 16 April 2018 20 May 2018

‘On-time’ appeals will be heard within 40 school days of the deadline for lodging appeals. Appeals lodged after these dates will be heard within 40 school days of the appeal deadline or 30 school days of being lodged, whichever is the later date. 

Mid-year appeals must be heard within 30 school days of receipt of the appeal.

Parents/carers will be notified of their appeal date by an external agency engaged by the Ark network.

Any additional evidence parents/carers wish to submit in support of their appeal must be sent to the external agency at least 5 working days before the hearing. Any evidence not submitted by this deadline might not be considered by the independent appeal panel.

If you wish to appeal for a place in Reception, please read thisPDF iconguidance about infant class size appeals and follow this link to the primary appeal form.