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President Kennedy School is an academy and the Academy Trust of the School is the admission authority. It participates in the local authority co-ordinated scheme for In-Year and Year 7 admissions.

The scheme complies with the DfE School Admissions Code 2014.


If there are more requests for a school place than there are places available within the school's admission number, places will be allocated in accordance with the oversubscription criteria.  Please refer to the relevant Admissions Policy for full details


If your child has not been offered a place at President Kennedy School you have the right of appeal against the decision.  Appeals are administered by the Local Authority and heard by an independent panel. To find full details of how to appeal and the appeals timetable, please follow the links below:

In-year appeal form and Appeals Timetable: (Applicable for a change of school at any time other than when transferring from Primary to Secondary School)

Year 7 entry appeal form: (Applicable only when starting Secondary School for the first time, when transferring from Primary School)


Parents who are considering transferring their child to President Kennedy School from another school are welcome to contact the school on 024 7666 1416 to discuss arrangements.

Please follow this link for further Information regarding the Local Authority admissions process:



Due to the higher demand for school places for 2019 entry, President Kennedy School will offer an additional 30 places as a permanent increase to its admission number. 

For September 2019, President Kennedy School’s Published Admissions Number (PAN) for Year 7 is 300.