The Trust publishes annually admissions arrangements for academies.  Parents wishing to apply for a place in a reception class in a DGAT academy must do so via Gloucestershire Local Authority.  Copies of policy documentation can be found by visiting the relevant academy website.  

Where the Trust intends to make changes to an admissions policy for a subsequent year, the Local Governing Body, on behalf of the Trust, will undertake a public consultation. 

Key Dates for Admissions

Admission to reception at Primary school/ Year 3 Junior School & lower to middle school places for September 2019.

From November 2018

Letters sent out explaining how to apply for a school place. If you are a Gloucestershire resident and you still have not received a letter by December 2018 please contact GCC coordinated admissions.

From 5 November 2018 to 15 January 2019

Online application facility open

Tuesday 15 January 2019

Closing date for all applications

Tuesday 16 April 2019

Allocation Day

Monday 29 April 2019

Closing date to return reply form accepting the School/Academy place or requesting to be put on waiting list/s

After Wednesday 15 May 2019

Letters sent out advising outcome of waiting list requests

Wednesday 29 May 2019

Closing date for return of reply forms

June 2019 to July 2019



The guidance booklet and Information Booklet 2020/21 will be available on the GCC page from September 2019

For Information and guidance regarding Lower to Middle School transfer please visit the relevant Authorities website.

Applying for a school place during the school year (Reception and Junior):  To apply for a school place if you move to the area during the school year or your child needs to move school for other reasons go to GCC’s ‘our in-year admissions page’.

For further information regarding the application process please visit: