Ark Priory Primary Academy opened in September 2013 admitting 60 Year Reception pupils and Nursery pupils. We have grown steadily since with a full cohort each year and now have pupils in Nursery through to Year 6 in September 2019.  We look forward to welcoming new pupils in September who will join our Nursery and Reception classes.

This year we were once again over subscribed for Reception places in September 2019  and following the admissions criteria offered places up to approx. 0.316 miles where ranked on distance.

Ark Priory Admissions Policy 2020-21 FINAL.pdf

Ark Priory Admissions Policy 2021-22 FINAL.pdf

Ark Priory Admissions Policy 2022-23 FINAL.pdf

If you wish to speak to the school about admissions, please call and ask for our Acting Admissions Officer on 0203 1100 717 or email



Ark Network Appeals Timetable

Due to COVID-19 restrictions it may not be possible to hold appeal panel hearings in the usual way this year. The Department for Education has now issued revised guidelines for Admissions Authorities on how appeals should be dealt with. Appeals will be heard during May/June/July; all appellants will be contacted by the independent appeals clerk to explain the process, which will be the same for all Ark schools.


Appeals for children refused a place at a preferred school for admission to Reception in September 2021 will be heard in line with the School Admissions Appeals Code (2012).  





Offer Date                           


16 April 2021

Deadline for lodging an appeal                           


17 May 2021

On-time appeals will be heard within 40 school days of the deadline for submitting appeals. Appeals submitted after this date will be heard within 40 school days of the appeal deadline or 30 school days of being submitted, whichever is the later date.

Parents/carers will be notified of their appeal date by an external agency engaged by the Ark network.

Please read this Admissions Appeals Booklet 2021 FINAL.pdf for guidance on appealing, and click here for the primary appeal form. Please also see the government guidance on appeals.

Please contact the academy if you need a paper form.