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Admissions & Prospectus


Please take a look at our prospectuses for Years 7-11 and Sixth Form.

GA Prospectus Y7-11

Goodwin Academy – Sixth Form Prospectus


Parents and Carers seeking admission for their children should firstly complete an In Year Casual Admission Form (IYCAF) below. Once we have received the completed application form we will be in contact with you with further details.

In Year Admission Form

Oversubscription Criteria

  • If the number of preferences for the Academy is more than the number of places available, places will be allocated in the following priority order:
  • Children in Local Authority Care or Previously in Local Authority Care -a ‘looked after child’ or a child who was previously looked after but immediately after being looked after became a subject to an adoption, child arrangements, or special guardianship order.  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)
  • Current family association – a brother or sister attending the Academy when the child starts. In this context brother or sister means children who live as brother or sister in the same house, including natural brothers or sisters, adopted siblings, stepbrothers or sisters and foster brothers and sisters.
  • If siblings from multiple births (twins, triplets, etc) apply to the Academy and the Academy would reach it’s PAN after admitting one or more, but before admitting all of those siblings, the Local Governing Body/Sponsor will offer a place to each of the siblings, even if doing so takes the Academy above its PAN.
  • Health and Special Access Reasons – these will be applied in accordance with the School’s legal obligations, in particular those under the Disability Discrimination Act 1995. Priority will be given to children under this criterion whose health or physical impairment means they have a demonstrable and significant need to attend the Academy. Medical/health and special access reasons must be supported with written evidence from an appropriately qualified medical practitioner. The evidence must demonstrate a special connection between the child’s needs and the Academy.
  • Nearness of the child’s home(s) to the Academy – we use the distance between the child’s permanent home address and the school, measured in a straight line using the National Land and Property Gazetteer (NLPG) address point data. Distances are measured from a point defined as within the child’s home to a point defined as within the school as specified by NLPG. The same address point on the school site is used for everybody.

In-Year Admissions Applications

This includes admissions arrangements for any transfers to any year up to and including Year 11, which do not fall within the initial Year 7 September admission.

  •  Parents/carers resident in Kent will be able to apply for a school place by using the form on line or by using a standard paper form known as the In-year Common Application Form (IYCAF), which is available from the Local Authority or the Academy Office.
  • Students are accepted from all parts of Deal and the surrounding area/villages.
  •  The Academy does not ask for additional information on a supplementary information form.
  •  The Local Governing Body/Sponsor has the right to refuse the admission of children who have been permanently excluded from two or more schools.

Post 16 Admissions

All applications are to be made via the Kentchoices4U website. Both internal and external applicants will have to have met the minimum academic requirements to gain entry to the Sixth Form.

Students wishing to study:

  • Level 3 subjects must gain a minimum of 5 x A*-C grades/Grade 9-5 at GCSE

(for entry onto A/S and A level programmes this will derive from individual subjects)

  • Level 2 subjects must gain a minimum of 5 x D-G grades/Grade 4-1 at GCSE

Some subjects also have specific entry requirements which will be detailed on the Kentchoices4u website and in the Sixth Form Prospectus.

All applicants are invited to attend a guidance meeting, where their choices and relevance to their future intentions will be discussed. Parents/carers are also invited to attend this meeting.

Students who fail to gain the required GCSE grades will be called for a further meeting prior to enrolment to discuss alternative options.

Prior attendance and behaviour records from secondary school education may be used to inform our decision about an offer of a place at Goodwin Academy Sixth Form.

Goodwin Academy works with Kent County Council in accordance with their in-year fair access policy.

For all enquiries regarding admissions please contact:

Miss Chloe Doré

Tel: 01304 403103

Or alternatively you can email:

Please link to the Kent Admissions for details of admission arrangements through the local authority.

2021-22 Admissions Consultation

To download the proposed admission arrangements for Goodwin Academy for September 2021 please click here.

The consultation period is 19th December 2019 – 30th January 2020.  If you have comments on these proposed arrangements for September 2021, please either put them in writing for the attention of Sarah Cole, Goodwin Academy, Hamilton Road, Deal, Kent, CT14 9BD or send via email to

Responses must be received by 30th January 2020.