Admissions

How to apply

We hope what you see on this site will help you and your child make a decision about what is an important step in his or her secondary education.


Year 7 entry, September 2020

Without reference to ability or aptitude, Governors offer 210 places each academic year for entry into Year 7.

Our Open Evening is on Monday 7th October 2019, but if you are unable to attend you are welcome to make an appointment to visit the academy at a time convenient to yourself. To arrange this please contact our Assistant Principal, Cecil Cameron, on 020 8275 4806 or at crc@dukesacademy.org.uk

For more information on how to apply through Haringey local authority use this link http://www.haringey.gov.uk/index/children-families/education/schooladmissions.htm.

Oversubscription criteria

When the school is oversubscribed, after the admission of pupils with an Education, Health and Care plan or 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. Children in Care/ Looked After Children

Children who are looked after by a local authority or were previously looked after but immediately after being looked after, became 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).

  1. Social Medical

Children who the Authority accepts have an exceptional medical or social need for a place at one specific school. Applications will only be considered under this category if they are supported by a written statement from a doctor, social worker or other relevant independent professional. The information must confirm the exceptional medical or social need and demonstrate how the specified school is the only school that can meet the defined needs of the child.

  1. Brother or Sister (sibling)

Children with a brother or sister already attending the school and who will still be attending in years 7-11 on the date of admission. If a place is obtained for an older child using fraudulent information, there will be no sibling connection available to subsequent children from that family.

  1. Distance

Children whose home address is closest to the preferred school. Distance will be measured in a straight line from the Ordnance Survey address point of the child’s home to the Ordnance Survey address point of the school, calculated using a computerised mapping system. If you live in a borough other than Haringey, please check your own authority’s website.

Other year and in-year entry 

For entry into Years 8-11 or for entry during the academy year, please contact Haringey Admissions Service on 020 8489 3338.  


We very much look forward to receiving your application.