Admissions following merger with King Solomon Academy
In September 2019, Ark Paddington Green Primary Academy will merge with King Solomon Academy in September 2019, with pupils and staff from both schools coming together. This page lays out what this means for current and future pupils in terms of admissions.
Admissions arrangements for current Ark Paddington Green Primary pupils in September 2019
Pupils who are part of Ark Paddinton Green during the 2018-19 year will automatically be given the opportunity to join the merged school (King Solomon Academy) in September 2019. If they are entering Reception to Year 4, they will be educated at the expanded Younger Years Site, which is currently the location of Ark Paddington Green (W2 1ND). For those who will be entering Year 5, 6, or 7, they will automatically be given the opportunity to join the merged school (King Solomon Academy), and be based at the Older Years Site, which is the current King Solomon Academy site(NW1 6RX). All parents of current pupils will be given the opportunity by the Local Authority to consider their options, and if parents choose to, take up spare spaces at other schools.
Admissions arrangements for prospective Ark Paddington Green Academy pupils in September 2019
In September 2019, Ark Paddington Green and King Solomon Academy will merge, and the only admission point for September 2019 will be into King Solomon Academy.
Admissions arrangements for prospective King Solomon Academy pupils in September 2019
Ark Paddington Green Primary Academy will merge with King Solomon Academy in September 2019, with pupils and staff from both schools coming together. This means that all admissions for September 2019 onwards are defined by the proposed admission policy for King Solomon Academy. This is found here:
Merged King Solomon Academy Admission Policy 2019-20 (please note: this is for the combined school created by the Ark Paddington Green / King Solomon Academy merger and the proposed changes to the admissions policy; which captures the changes associated with the merger of the two schools, are highlighted in yellow.
For parents who would like to have their children to attend at what is now the Ark Paddington Green site, they should apply for King Solomon Academy as outlined below.
King Solomon Academy Reception in September 2019
King Solomon Academy's main entry point is Reception. Parents with children who will be 4 years old before 1 September 2019 should apply for a place in Reception for September 2019 entry. This year of entry is different to previous years because King Solomon Academy's Nursery to Year 4 provision, including Reception, will be based at a different location to the current King Solomon Academy site. In order to expand the school, King Solomon Academy is joining together with Ark Paddington Green Primary Academy, and the two schools will become one school, King Solomon Academy, in September 2019. By choosing King Solomon Academy for your child's school, you are placing them in an all-through school with an automatic place in primary and secondary. The first five years of education will take place at the Younger Years Site (current Ark Paddington Green site, W2 1ND), which has extensive outdoor space including a large exclusive early years outdoor play environment. Pupils will then automatically transfer to the Older Years Site (Years 5 to 13; the current King Solomon Academy site) where they benefit from a broad curriculum offer and specialist facitlies. This all-through journey means your child can thrive in one ambitious and joined up community over the whole of their eduation.
The national closing date for Reception applications is Tuesday 15 January 2019 and the national offer date is Wednesday 16 April 2019. To apply please go to: eAdmissions
King Solomon Academy Nursery in September 2019 for 3 years olds (and 2 year olds from September 2020)
We look forward to welcoming a new group of 3 Year olds to KSA in September 2019. A brand new, spacious and well equipped nursery will be built on the Younger Years Site (at W2 1ND) is due to be completed in February 2020, which allow 2 year old provision to start in September 2019. All local parents of 2 and 3 year olds, including those eligible for 3 year old 30 hours working family funding are welcome to apply. Our nursery provision will be supported by dedciated leadership and fully qualified staff, all working within the wider King Solomon Academy team.
Although our main entry date is in September, we also accept mid year applications for Nursery, once children they have turned 3, and in future, once they have turned 2. For details of the funding and costs associated with 2 and 3 year old provision, please visit the Nursery section of the King Solomon Academy website here. Please note that a nursery place at King Solomon Academy does not automatically guarantee a place in Reception.
The deadline for aplications to nursery for September 2019 is Friday, 19th April 2019. Nursery admissions are made either in writing, by picking up a Nursery application form from the academy reception or printing the form here. Alternatively, and more simply, you can submit the information by clicking here: e-Nursery Admission Form.
Support from Westminster Local Authority and the school regarding your child's place
During the merger, the school and the local authority, Westminster, want to support both current and prosepctive parents to ensure they are informed and able to access the best possible education.
Westminster co-ordinates the admissions into both Ark Paddington Green and King Solomon Acadmey for Reception to Year 6. The Westminster Council’s Admissions team can be contacted on 020 7745 6433 for support and information. 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.