Aspire Academy Trust

School Admissions

Applying for Reception Class/Junior School (Y3)

The online school admissions portal for September 2024 entry is now closed.

For information about the admissions process (including additional support, if required) or to contact the School Admissions Team, please call 0300 1234 101 or click on the link below:

Cornwall Council / School Admissions

Deferred/Delayed Admission to Reception Year

The majority of children start school full-time in the September following their fourth birthday. However, in some cases parents believe that starting part-time or starting later in the school year would be more appropriate for their child, particularly where their child was born prematurely and would otherwise have been due to start school a year later.

Parents can request a meeting with the head of the school where they have been allocated, or are hoping to gain, a place to discuss further.

Changing school or joining a school during the school year ('in year')

You can make an ‘in-year application' to change schools or join a school in Cornwall during the school year.  In-year applications include joining an existing year group at the start of a new school year. Click on the link below for more information:

In-Year Admissions

Waiting Lists

As an admission authority, all Aspire academies have waiting lists and these are managed by the Cornwall Council School Admissions Team.  From 1 September 2023, children are automatically added to the waiting list for a school (for the remainder of the academic year) where they have been refused a place.  For further information, please click on the link below:

Waiting Lists

Aspire Admission Policies

AAT Arrangements 2025-26 Determined

AAT Arrangements 2024-25 Determined

AAT Arrangements 2023-24 Determined