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    Y6 Open Evening, Wednesday 26th September, 5.30pm - 7.30pm. Presentations by the Principal will take place at 5.45pm, 6.15pm and 6.45pm. We look forward to welcoming you.   

TDA is its own Admissions Authority therefore if you would like to apply for a place here for your child from Year 8 – Year 11 or you would like to complete an in-year transfer, please complete the in-year application form at the bottom of this page and return it to Mrs Julia French, Admissions, Timetable and MIS Manager, Thomas Deacon Academy, Queen’s Gardens, Peterborough, PE1 2UW. The form MUST be completed in full to be accepted. If you are new to Peterborough you only need complete part A however if you are transferring from another Peterborough school you must complete parts A and B. Part B must be completed by the current school.

If your child is in Year 6 and you are applying for a Year 7 place at TDA, this must be done through Peterborough Local Authority.  The schedule for this year’s applications is given below.  However if you are applying for a Year 7 in-year transfer to TDA from another school, complete an application form, as above. All in-year appeals will be heard within 30 school days of receipt.

If you have received an offer for your child to attend TDA in September 2018 please call the Academy on 01733 426060 to accept the place. Please leave a voice message clearly stating your childs' full name and date of birth.

Below you will find the Admission Appeals timetable for the 2018/2019 School Admission round for maintained schools for whom the city council is the Admission Authority. This information is provided in accordance with paragraph 2.1 and 2.2 of the School Admission Appeals Code, February 2012.

We look forward to working with your child.


Secondary 2018

Primary 2018

Offer day

1 March

16 April

Closing date for appeals (within 20 school days)

29 March

15 May

All paperwork returned by 29 March for Secondary and 19 June for Primary must be heard within 40 school days

18 June

17 July

Paperwork for Secondary appeals received after deadline (18 June) will be heard within 40 days of receipt



Late applications offer day (week of)

23 April

14 May

Appeals submitted (20 sd)

21 May

11 June

Will be heard within 40 days of being lodged



If your child has not gained a place at TDA and you wish to appeal against the decision you should contact the Appeals Administrator at the following address:

Claire Osborne
Appeals Administrator
Legal & Democratic Services
Peterborough City Council
Town Hall
Peterborough    PE1 1HG

Tel: Tel:  01733 452589

Admission Appeals for TDA will be heard during the week of 19th June 2018.  Appeals should be lodged with Claire Osborne and forms completed and returned by 5pm on 29th March 2018.

All other in-year appeals will be heard within 30 school days of receipt.