How to apply

To apply for a place at a Livingstone Academy, you will need to complete your Local Authority Common Application Form.

Applications will be open from September 2020.

Oversubscription criteria

When the school is oversubscribed, after the admission of pupils with an Education, Health and Care plan or a Statement of Special Educational Needs naming the school, priority for admission will be given to those children who meet the criteria set out below, in priority order:

  1. Looked after children and children who were previously looked after but immediately after being looked after became subject to adoption, a child arrangements order, or special guardianship order.
  2. Children with a sibling already at the Academy (see Note 1)
  3. Children of staff in the following circumstances
    1. the member of staff is recruited to fill a vacant post for which there is a demonstrable skill shortage. (School Admissions Code Dec 2014)
  4. Children who have the shortest distance between home and Livingstone Academy Bournemouth (see Note 2 and 3)
  5. Other children.


If the Academy is oversubscribed in any of the categories 2, 3, 4 and 5 above, pupils who live closest to the Academy will be given priority. If there are insufficient places to accommodate all applicants and after using all tie break criteria applicants for the final place(s) cannot be split the remaining place(s) will be allocated using a random allocation process. The process will be electronically administered through the IT providers in use at the time. At the time of setting this policy the providers are Synergy.

Where multiple birth siblings (twins and triplets) from the same family are tied for the final place we will admit them all and exceed our PAN

Please see our full admissions policy for further information.


Application Due
31 October 2020

Opening 2021 - Bournemouth

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