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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.


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:

President Kennedy School Catchment Area

Please refer to the Admissions Policies below to view the school’s catchment area, which can also be viewed via the Local Authority website:

Application process for Post 16

Applications can be completed on the application form.  Please refer to the Post 16 area of the website for the application form: Post 16

Enquiries can be sent to the school using the e-mail address

This will result in correspondence being sent out to prospective students in the form of an electronic version of the Post 16 Select Prospectus and application form.

Telephone contact can be made with either reception of the school or the Post 16 Select Leadership Team Tel. 024 76661416.

Once an application has been received, references and predicted grades are requested from the current school. On receipt of this information, contact will be made with the applicant to discuss suitability for courses applied for.

Priority interviews are conducted with applicants currently on roll from schools within The Futures Trust. Offers are made based on the entry requirements for the pathways applied for by applicants. Offer letters are then sent out to these candidates.

Where there is availability on courses, interviews are carried out for external applicants. This is conducted by one of the Leadership team members in Post 16, outside school hours. During the interview process, applicants have the opportunity to have a tour of the school. Offers are made based on the entry requirements for the pathways applied for by applicants in addition to the availability of places on the chosen course. Offer letters are then sent out to these candidates. Should the chosen courses be full, an alternative will be offered.

Final decisions regarding allocations of places on courses is made on GCSE results day. Advice and guidance is provided to all students in this process.