Ark Franklin Admission Policy 2020-21.pdf

Applying for a place

Ark Franklin Primary Academy is a three form entry primary school which offers 90 reception places each year. It is a non-denominational, non-selective school for local children. If you would like to find out more about us, or to visit, please contact the school on 0208 969 3846.

Children born between 1 September 2015 and 31 August 2016 are due to start Reception Class, the first year of primary school, in September 2020.

There are two ways to apply for a reception place for 2020:

Applications for reception places in September 2020 must be submitted by 15 January 2020.

Additional Information can be found on the document link below provided by Brent Council.

For any enquiries related to admissions please email our Office Manager, Lourdes De Lucia:

Brent Primary School Admissions Brochure-2020.pdf

Admissions policy

When we admit pupils, we prioritise children with statements of special educational needs. Then, if we are oversubscribed, we offer places to children in the following order of priority:

  • Looked After Children and all previously Looked After Children.
  • Children of staff of the school where there is a demonstrable skill shortage.
  • Children who have a sibling who already attends the 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 (where there is no skill shortage).
  • Children at the Ark Franklin nursery who are eligible for the Early Years Pupil Premium, the Pupil Premium or Service Premium
  • Children who are eligible for the Pupil Premium living in the catchment area defined as within a 0.5 miles radius from the school.  If the number of applications under this criterion is greater than the number of places available, applications will be considered by straight line distance, with priority given to pupils living closest to the school. 
  • 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.

Please see the full admissions policy for tie-breaker and more details:

Waiting lists

Franklin will keep a wait list which will be used to fill any vacancies arising if children leave during the year, or withdraw from a place that has been offered.


If your child is not allocated a place and you wish to appeal you have the right to do this under the Admissions Appeals Code. For Ark academies, appeals are organised by an external agency who will establish an independent panel to hear the appeal.

Ark Schools Appeals Timetable

Ark Network Appeals Timetable

September 2020 entry

Appeals for children refused a place at a preferred school for admission to Reception class in September 2020 will be heard in line with the School Admissions Appeals Code (2012).  

Deadline for lodging an appeal

  Offer date Deadline for lodging an appeal
Primary TBC TBC

On-time appeals will be heard within 40 school days of the deadline for submitting appeals. Appeals submitted after this date will be heard within 40 school days of the appeal deadline or 30 school days of being submitted, whichever is the later date.

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

Please read this guidance about infant class size appeals, click here for the primary appeal form.

Please contact Franklin if you need a paper form.