Admissions Policy 2023

Admissions Policy 2024 

Admissions Policy 2025

New Year 7 admissions for September intakes

All new Year 7 admissions are dealt with by the Peterborough Local Authority. Peterborough children who attend a Local Authority Peterborough Primary school will receive information in September of their Year 6 which explains the process.  Parents of Year 6 students who do not attend a Peterborough Primary school but live in Peterborough should access the link below for further information on the admissions process:

Up to 1 March all enquiries should be made to the Admissions team at the Local Authority. After 1 March enquiries should be direct to the Academy.  Further information regarding this process can be found in the Peterborough Admissions Guide and the Manor Drive Secondary Academy Admissions Policy.

Making your application

Applications must be submitted before midnight on 31 October 2023.

You will receive an email confirmation that your application has been received.

Your child's school offer will be posted on 1 March 2024.

In-Year Admissions 2023-24

Please contact the Academy if you wish to seek admission and apply using the In-Year application form below.   If there is a vacancy in the Year Group, then a place will be allocated in accordance with the timetable below.  If the Academy does not have a place in the Year Group, applicants will be placed on the waiting list according to the admission criteria that is met and the procedure for Appeal will be explained. Please see the Admissions Policy for further reference.

In-Year Application Form - this form should be completed for all In-Year admissions and returned to Mrs P Noble (Admissions), Manor Drive Secondary Academy, Porter Avenue, Peterborough PE4 7EP or emailed to  This form should not be used for children applying in Year 6 for the new Year 7 September intake.

Manor Drive Secondary Academy allocates school places every other Friday (term time only). The dates when allocations will be taking place and the deadline dates for receiving your application for it to be included in the allocation are shown below. The outcome of applications received will be notified in writing as soon as possible after each allocation date and certainly within 15 school days of an application being received.

Deadline for Receipt of Applications

Allocation dates

Thursday 17 August 2023

Friday 18 August 2023

Thursday 31 August 2023

Friday 1 September 2023

Thursday 14 September 2023

Friday 15 September 2023

Thursday 28 September 2023

Friday 29 September 2023

Thursday 12 October 2023

Friday 13 October 2023 


Thursday 2 November 2023

Friday 3 November 2023

Thursday 16 November 2023

Friday 17 November 2023

Thursday 30 November 2023

Friday 1 December 2023

Thursday 14 December 2023

Friday 15 December 2023


Thursday 11 January 2024

Friday 12 January 2024

Thursday 25 January 2024

Friday 26 January 2024

Thursday 8 February 2024

Friday 9 February 2024



Thursday 29 February 2024

Friday 1 March 2024

Thursday 14 March 2024

Friday 15 March 2024 
Thursday 28 March 2024

Friday 29 March 2024

Thursday 25 April 2024

Friday 26 April 2024

Thursday 9 May 2024

Friday 10 May 2024
Thursday 23 May 2024

Friday 24 May 2024



Thursday 13 June 2024 

Friday 14 June 2024

Thursday 27 June 2024

Friday 28 June 2024

Thursday 11 July 2024

Friday 12 July 2024

Admission Criteria 

For detailed information, please refer to the Manor Drive Secondary Academy Admissions Policy.

Admission Appeals

Appeal forms can be obtained from the Academy.  Appeals are held within the statutory timescale, and you will be advised of an appeal hearing date once your application is received.  Further, more detailed, information can be found in the Manor Drive Secondary Academy Admission Policy.

Below is the Admission Appeals timetable for the 2024/25 School Admission round.

This information is provided in accordance with the School Admission Appeals Code October 2022

Year 7 Admission to Secondary Schools 2024



Offer day

1 March 2024

Closing date for appeals (within 20 school days)

29 March 2024

Appeals submitted in respect of late offers will be heard within 40 days of being lodged.

In year appeals will be heard within 30 school days of receipt.

There is a deadline for lodging appeals of 20 school days from the date of notification that an application is unsuccessful.  The appeal administrator will request and allow for additional evidence to be submitted prior to the appeal taking place.  The school will also submit evidence to the appeal administrator in accordance with their timescale.  Appeal papers will then be distributed to all parties and the panel.  Ten school days' notice of the appeal hearing will be provided.  Decision letters will be issued within 5 school days of the hearing.