For entry into Year 7 in September 2022, William Perkin Church of England High School has an agreed admission number of 200 students.

These arrangements and the criteria listed below are reviewed annually by the governing body, and should not be regarded as binding for future years.

Applications for the 20 Language Scholarship places should be made by completing the Language Scholarship application form which can be found on the school website (applications closed for 2022). Parent and carers must also fill in their home local authority's Common Application Form. The full Language Scholarship Admissions Criteria are set out below.

Arrangements for applications for the remaining 180 places will be made solely in accordance with the Local Authority’s co-ordinated admission arrangements and should be made on the Home Local Authority Common Application Form.

Kindly note that we do not have a separate application form (SIF) - simply apply via your Home Local Authority Common Application Form only.

The Academy Trust will use Ealing Council’s timetable for applications each year, which fits in with the timetable for the co-ordination of admission arrangements within London. The application deadline is 31st October 2021.

The William Perkin Admissions Policy for entry into Year 7 in September 2022 has been amended as of 30th September 2021 due to an intervention by the Schools Adjudicator. We apologise for the short notice for parents/carers around this change.

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Applications can be made to the Academy by listing William Perkin Church of England High School as a preference on your Common Application Form (CAF) submitted to your Local Authority by 31st October 2021. Kindly note that we do not have a separate application form (SIF) - simply apply via your Home Local Authority Common Application Form only.

20 places within William Perkin CofE High School will be made available each year for students applying for a place in Year 7 and with an identified natural aptitude for Language. The application process is designed to test a child’s natural language and linguistic aptitude. As such, a child can be awarded a Language Scholarship place based on lingual aptitude, irrespective of any prior tuition.

There will be a single Specialist Language Assessment Day for Specialist Language Scholarship Places at William Perkin Church of England High School and Ada Lovelace Church of England High School. This Assessment Day will be held at Ada Lovelace Church of England High School (for both Ada Lovelace and William Perkin applicants) on Tuesday 5th October 2021 from 4.00pm. This is the ONLY assessment session and late applications will NOT be accepted.

The Language Scholarship application form for September 2022 has now closed.


  1. Apply to William Perkin CofE High School in accordance with the Local Authority’s co-ordinated admission arrangements using the Home Local Authority Common Application Form.
  2. Complete the Language Scholarship application form on the school website by the specified Language Scholarship closing date of Friday 1st October 2021 at 12noon. Late applications will NOT be accepted.
  3. All Language Scholarship applicants will be invited to attend a language and linguistic aptitude assessment.
  4. Your child’s assessment score will be issued via email together with their ranked position on the Language Scholarship List. Whether your child is offered a place will depend upon your ranked position for a Language Scholarship place at the time of offers being made as well as yours and others applications order of preference on the pan-London Common Application Form.
  5. Students who are not offered a Language Scholarship place in March will be placed on a Language Scholarship Waiting List, ranked according to their score. If a place becomes available it will be offered to the applicant who is highest on the waiting list. In the case of a tie on score, those students living nearer the school, measured in a straight line from a point in the property of the child’s home address (including flats) to the main entrance of the school, will be given priority.

Students admitted to William Perkin CofE High School under a Language Scholarship Place will be expected to:

  1. Become dual-linguists at GCSE Level and make outstanding progress across the four disciplines of reading, writing, listening and speaking.
  2. Engage fully in the Language College by participating in foreign trips and exchange programmes and hosting exchange students.
  3. Make an active contribution to the Language College community through commitment to the Language College’s extra-curricular programme, including Extended Electives in further languages.

Deadlines & Key Dates

  • Friday 1st October 2021 by 12.00 noon: Specialist Language Application Deadline - CLOSED
  • Tuesday 5th October 2021: Specialist Language assessment day after 4:00pm
  • Friday 15th October 2021 (after 4.00pm): Specialist Language assessment results communicated to parents & carers
  • 31st October 2021: Common application form (CAF) to be submitted to your Local Authority, listing William Perkin as a preferred school choice,

Further information can be found in our Prospectus for 2022 entry.

2022/23 Academic Year

In Year Admissions are for those wishing to apply for a place at the school during the academic year.

Applicant families are able to apply from the beginning of the Autumn Term and onward throughout each academic year. Parents and carers who submit application forms at the beginning of September will be notified at the end of the second week of the Autumn term. Should any places be available, offers will be made before the October half-term.

Please note that William Perkin's in-year process operates outside of co-ordination (with Ealing Council). Applicant families who apply throughout the remainder of the academic year can expect to receive the outcome of their application within 20 school days to allow measured distances to be verified.

In the case of there being more applicants than places available, the same over-subscription criteria as published for admission to Year 7 will be applied to in-year applications.

From 1st September 2022, In Year Admissions will be open for current Year 7, 8, 9, 10 & 11 students only and will be subject to the Admissions Policy for September 2022 entry which can be found below. Please read this criteria before completing the relevant form.

In-Year Admissions Criteria

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(for current Year 7, 8, 9, 10 & 11 students only)

In Year Admissions are co-ordinated in-house by the school. Parents/carers wishing to make an in year application should complete the relevant in year online application form below.

The assessment sessions for in-year Specialist Language applications will be co-ordinated by the Admissions Team, who will be in touch shortly after receipt of an application.

If a place cannot be offered at the time of application, you will placed on a waiting list. Applications will be ranked in accordance with the oversubscription criteria set out for the current academic year and not in the order in which the applications are received or placed on the waiting list.

If a place becomes available the oversubscription criteria for the current academic year are reapplied to all those on the waiting list and a subsequent reordering of the waiting list may take place.

All applicants are removed from the waiting lists on 30th June each academic year. Those applicants wishing to remain on the waiting list must notify the school in writing via email to [email protected]

Unsuccessful applicants have a statutory right to appeal for a place at the Academy. See details in Appeals tab. Appeals will be heard by a panel which is independent of the Academy and the Governors.

Please contact Ealing Council In-Year Admissions for information about applying for other schools in the borough whilst you are on our waiting list. You will remain on the waiting list for William Perkin CofE High School, even if you are offered a place at another School in the borough.

In-Year General Admissions (for current Year 7, 8, 9, 10 & 11 students only):

In-Year Language Scholarship Admissions (for current Year 7, 8, 9, 10 & 11 students only):


Admissions to Year 7

Where the number of applications for admission is greater than the published admission number, applications will be considered against the criteria below. After admitting pupils with statements of Special Educational Needs or an Education, Health and Care Plan, where the Academy is named, the criteria will be applied in the following order:

Oversubscription Criteria

a) Looked after children and children who were previously looked after but immediately after being looked after became subject to adoption, a child arrangements order, or special guardianship order, including children who appear (to the admission authority) to have been in state care outside of England and ceased to be in state care as a result of being adopted. See Note 1.

b) 20 places for children showing an aptitude for language. Places will be allocated in order of ranked assessment score. See Language Scholarship Admissions Criteria set out below.

c) Children with a sibling already on-roll at the Academy who will be on-roll when the child is admitted. See Note 2.

d) Children attending The Edward Betham Church of England Primary School for whom William Perkin Church of England High School is the nearest maintained high school or academy. See Note 3.

e) Children attending Horsenden Primary School for whom William Perkin Church of England High School is the nearest maintained high school or academy See Note 3.

f) Children for whom William Perkin Church of England High School is the nearest maintained high school or academy. See Note 3.

g) Other children, with priority given to those living closest to the school. See Note 3


In the event of oversubscription in any of the above criteria, priority will be given to those living nearest to the academy measured in a straight line from a point in the property of the child’s home address (including flats) to the main entrance of the school, using the Local Authority’s computerised measuring system. In the rare event that applicants’ distance measurements are exactly the same, in blocks of flats for instance, the place will be allocated randomly.


1. Governors will ask for written evidence from the responsible agencies. A looked after child is a child who is (a) in the care of a local authority, or (b) being provided with accommodation by a local authority in the exercise of their social services functions (see the definition in Section 22(1) of the Children Act 1989). Previously looked after children are children who were looked after, but ceased to be so because they were adopted or became subject to a child arrangements order or special guardianship order immediately following having been looked after. Adopted children are those who were adopted under the Adoption Act 1976 (see section 12 adoption orders) and children who were adopted under the Adoption and Children’s Act 2002 (see section 46 adoption orders). Child arrangements orders are defined in s.8 of the Children Act 1989, as amended by s.12 of the Children and Families Act 2014. Child arrangements orders replace residence orders and any residence order in force prior to 22 April 2014 is deemed to be a child arrangements order. A special guardianship order is defined by s. 14A of the Children Act 1989 as an order appointing one or more individuals to be a child’s special guardian (or special guardians). A child is regarded as having been in state care in a place outside of England if they were accommodated by a public authority, a religious organisation or any other provider of care whose sole purpose is to benefit society.

2. Sibling refers to brother or sister, half brother or sister, adopted brother or sister, step brother or sister, or the child of the parent/carer’s partner where the child for whom the school place is sought is living in the same family unit at the same address as that sibling.

3. Distance is measured in a straight line from a point in the property of the child’s home address (including flats) to the main entrance of the school. Distance is calculated using the Local Authority’s computerised measuring system which is an integral part of the admissions software produced by Servelec Synergy. It uses Ordnance Survey data and is accurate to one metre. In the rare event that applicants’ distance measurements are exactly the same the place will be allocated randomly.

Applicants have the right to appeal against the decision of the William Perkin Governors' Admissions Panel, not to admit their child to the school.

  • Main Round (Year 6 into 7) appeal hearings are held at William Perkin and take place in May/June each academic year
  • In-Year appeal hearings are held at Ealing Council and take place throughout the academic year

Details for both of these can be found below.

Impact of Coronavirus (COVID-19) on School Admission Appeals

During this current period we are following the Government and Department of Education’s advice to close the school site to the public until further notice to manage the impact of the Coronavirus (Covid19) outbreak. This means that we are unfortunately unable to hear your appeal in person. However, the Department for Education previously issued new regulations that will allow us to consider appeals by conducting hearings using remote technology, by telephone or on paper. You will need to indicate your preferred method in the proforma emailed to you.

Further advice from the Department of Education can be found: .

Main Round Appeal Process, Entry 2022/2023

The notice of appeal form for entry in September 2022 must be completed in the Spring term of 2022. Supporting statements or additional documentation can be submitted via the appeal form (in PDF and/or JPEG format). See below for the Notice of Appeal form.


Acknowledgement of receipt will be sent to all appellants shortly after the closing deadline and further instructions regarding the appeal process will be included in this confirmation email.

All hearings will be scheduled on one of the following dates:

Friday 20th May 2022

Tuesday 24th May 2022

Wednesday 25th May 2022

Thursday 26th May 2022

Tuesday 7th June 2022

Wednesday 8th June 2022

Late Appeals

Any late appeal applications submitted within the final 20 school days will not be heard until September 2022. We strongly encourage you to submit your application to appeal upon notification that William Perkin is unable to offer your child a place at the School.

In-Year Appeal Process, Entry 2021/2022 (If your child is currently in high school)

If you wish to make an appeal following the unsuccessful outcome of your in-year application, you will need to submit the Application to Appeal Form directly to Ealing's Committee Section - the address is included on the form. Instructions on how to obtain an in-year application to appeal form can be found here

Admission of EHCP students is via the local authority. The Year 5 Annual Review offers an opportunity to express parental preference. The primary school offers guidance. In October, prior to the September transfer, each school will read the papers sent by the LA. Places are offered to students whose needs can be met. Parents are informed by the LA by 15th February on their year of transition of the school place offer.

Further information can be found in the SEN Report and SEN Policy below.

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SEN Policy

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Sixth Form

William Perkin Church of England High School opened its Sixth Form in September 2018. Although the majority of William Perkin students enrol into the Sixth Form, we are also able to invite applications from external students to join the Sixth Form. William Perkin has a thriving Sixth Form and we offer a wide range of A-Level courses.

William Perkin Virtual 6th form open evening

Below are the confirmed admissions arrangements for the William Perkin Sixth Form (entry in September 2022).

Before completing your form, please ensure that you have the following information to hand:

  1. Applicant details and contact information
  2. Parent(s)/carer(s) details and contact information
  3. Current school (including Head of Year 11 contact details)
  4. Previous and current courses of study (including grades already achieved and predicted grades for current courses of study)
  5. Sixth Form course choices (please review the Course Guide included in this Open Evening pack or available on our website)

Upon completion of the electronic application form, you will receive an automated receipt via email with your application ID number and the date of submission. You will also be able to save your application as a PDF and print - we strongly encourage you to do both. If for any reason you do not receive a confirmation email, are experiencing technical difficulties or you wish amend your course selections, please email [email protected] with your application ID number, full name and date of birth. If you submit more than one application, we will accept your most recent submission as your active application.

Preference is given to students who attended the school in Yrs 7-11 followed by students currently in Yr 11 in other Trust schools and then from other schools in the wider community.



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Late Applicants for Entry September 2022

Late applications (any application submitted after the closing deadline) submitted through the electronic admissions system will not be reviewed.

If you are interested in attending the William Perkin Sixth Form, you will need to visit the school on National GCSE Results Day 2022, between the hours of 2:00- 4:00pm with an official copy of your GCSE results as well as a form of identification. As enrolment will be taking place for on-time applicants who received conditional offers, members of the Sixth Form team may not be able to meet with you individually to discuss your application, however, you will be required to complete a pre-enrolment form that will be considered.

Please note that we are unable to confirm the likelihood of enrolment. Placement is determined by meeting both the general and individual entrance requirements, as well as subscription to course selection.

William Perkin is unable to facilitate personal tours throughout the academic year.

William Perkin hosts two Open Evenings during each Autumn term - one for Year 6 into 7 pupils and the other for prospective Sixth Form students. At these events applicants are able to tour the school site and meet with current pupils and teaching staff from all six of our current year groups, as well as our Language College and Music College specialist departments. Applicants with Education, Health & Care Plans are able to visit our Additionally Resourced Centre (ARC). Headteacher Talks are held throughout the evening to provide insight into the school’s history, ethos and community in addition to our curriculum, pastoral and wider learning opportunities.

Open Evening dates are announced annually at the end of the summer term.

Although bookings are not required, the Headteacher Talks are ticketed in order to arrange seating. Tickets are distributed upon arrival on a first-come-first-serve basis. In recent years, tickets have been heavily over-subscribed and we therefore advise arriving earlier in the evening even if you are planning to attend the latest talk.

Please note that there is no on-site parking at William Perkin or available parking in the surrounding residential areas of the school site. We suggest using public transport in order to reduce congestion and to respect the rights of our local residents to access their properties. All evenings are expected to finish at 8:30 PM.

Outside of these specified events, William Perkin is closed to the public and is unable to host personal tours throughout the academic year.

School Admissions queries should to be directed to [email protected] or 020 8832 8950.

Ealing Council Admissions queries should to be directed to [email protected] or 020 8825 5522.

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