Year 7 Admissions


The deadline for applications for Year 7 admissions for September 2021 closed on 31 October 2020.  If you need to speak to anyone about an application please contact the Admissions Team at Cumbria County Council on 01228 221582 or by email at

On 1 March 2021 Cumbria County Council will send you an email (if you applied online) or post a letter to the address you have given them (if you have applied on a paper form).   The email or letter will tell you whether your child has been allocated a place.  If you have been unsuccessful, Cumbria County Council will also explain what you must do next.  Should you wish to pursue a school place via the appeals process, you must contact the school for a ‘Notice of Appeal Form’.  The timetable for the appeal hearings is as follows:

 1 March 2021

Parents and carers will be notified of their child’s allocated school.

 March 2021

Parents and carers should notify the school of their intention to appeal, and request a Notice of Appeal form.   The completed Notice of Appeal form should be submitted to the Clerk to the Independent Admission Appeals Panel, Keswick School, Vicarage Hill, Keswick CA12 5QB

 26 March 2021

Deadline for lodging appeals with the school.

 19 April 2021

Deadline for the Admission Authority to provide the Clerk with a statement giving reasons for the decision to refuse admission.

 19 April 2021

Deadline for appellants to submit further evidence not included with the initial appeal.

 22 & 23 April 2021

Appeal hearings.

4 May 2021

Appellants to receive notification of the Panel’s decision.