George Abbot School’s annual Admission arrangements are set two years in advance and reflect national guidelines.

Information about the school’s admission policy can be found below.


Please download a prospectus for detailed information about the school. A new prospectus is published every year and can be collected during one of our official school tours in October
School Prospectus – 2018/19

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Admissions Policy

George Abbot School’s Admission arrangements for September 2020.

The admission arrangements for George Abbot School for September 2020 admission have now been determined and can be viewed below.

Any person or body who considers that these admission arrangements are unlawful, or not in compliance with the Admissions Code or relevant law relating to admissions, can make an objection to the Schools Adjudicator at:

Office of the Schools Adjudicator

Mowden Hall
Staindrop Road

Objections must be referred to the Schools Adjudicator by 15 May 2019.

Further information on how to make an objection can be obtained from the Office of the Schools Adjudicator website:
Click HERE

Admissions Policy 2020/2021

Admission Policy for entry into Year 7 in September 2020 – Click HERE

Supplementary Information Form – Click HERE

Form to be completed for all applications under Category 4 (Children of Staff) for September 2020

Admissions Policy 2019/20

Admission Policy for entry into Year 7 in September 2019 – Click HERE 

Supplementary Information Form – Click HERE

Form to be completed for all applications under Category 4 (Children of Staff) for September 2019

Admissions Policy 2018/19 (For Information Only)

Admission Policy for entry into Year 7 in September 2018 – Click HERE

Supplementary Information Form – Click HERE

Form to be completed for all applications under Category 4 (Children of Staff) for September 2018

In-year Admissions

In-Year Application Form

In-Year Application form for current Year 7 or Years 8-11 – Click HERE

Guidance on applying for a place out of the correct year group – Click HERE

Guidance on admission of children from overseas – Click HERE


In year or immediate entry appeals

Appeals resulting from in year admission applications will be heard within 30 school days of the appeal being lodged.

Appeals for September 2019 resulting from year of entry or transfer applications:






NB: Appeals will not start being heard until after the relevant closing date has passed.

Appeals lodged after these dates will be heard within 40 school days of the appeal deadline or 30 school days of being lodged, whichever is the later date.

Appellants will be sent notification of their appeal hearing at least 10 clear school days in advance of the hearing. Appellants will be sent a copy of the school’s case 7 clear working days in advance of the hearing.

Appellants must ensure that any further evidence not included with their initial appeal, is received by 5pm on the day preceding three clear working days prior to the appeal hearing date. Any additional evidence or information received after this date might not be considered at the appeal hearing.

Appeals process (In Year)Click HERE

Tours of the School


Thursday 9 May


TOUR TIME: 8.45am

School Tours are designed to give prospective parents and students looking to apply for a place at George Abbot School a feel for the School ethos, the opportunity to visit lessons and speak to key members of staff.

The tour begins with an address by the Headteacher, Kate Carriett.  Following the address there will be a tour of the school site lasting approximately 45 minutes, giving you the chance to see the school in action.  At the end of the tour there will be the opportunity to meet key members of staff who will be pleased to answer any questions. 


You need to book a place for EACH member of your party (up to a maximum of 4 places) so we can ensure there are sufficient staff available on the day.

Please Click HERE to book.

Please note there is NO parking on the School site, there is plenty of on street parking in the neighbouring roads.  Please park considerately.


For any queries please either email or telephone as below:



Telephone the school on 01483 888000

If you have restricted mobility or will be bringing young children/pushchairs we would be grateful if you could notify us at the time of booking to allow us to make additional arrangements to meet your needs.



In the final year in primary school the following arrangements are made.

September/October 2018

Parents visit George Abbot for an introductory visit to meet staff and listen to a talk given by the Headteacher and senior staff. During late September/early October, daytime tours are arranged which allow parents/carers to see the school in action.

October 2018

Parents submit their application to the Local Authority.

March 2019

Parents are informed by the Local Authority about school placements.

May/June 2019

George Abbot staff visit primary schools to meet headteachers, teachers and students to provide details about George Abbot School and the transfer arrangements.

2/3 July 2019 – 8.30am – 1pm

Induction visits from the primary schools of those students transferring to George Abbot.

4 July 2019

An information evening is arranged for parents to provide detailed arrangements for the transfer.

September 2019

Year 7 information evening for parents.

If you have any queries regarding admissions please contact:

Mrs V Bateman



The Local Authority contact re Admissions is:

Admissions & Transport Team

Tel: 0300 200 1004