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Admissions

To apply for a place in Year 7 for your child you will need to:

Make an application through Hounslow's School Admissions Service.

If you do not live in Hounslow, you will need to apply using the application process for the borough in which you live.

Further information can be found in our Admissions Policy on the Policies page.

Key Dates

1st September 2021 Applications open
31st October 2021 Closing date for applications
1st March 2022 National Offer Day
15th March 2022 Latest date to respond to your school offer online
If appealing the decision...
1st April 2022 Closing date for families to lodge a written appeal
19th April 2022 School to acknowledge receipt of appeal no later than this date
6th May 2022 School to submit evidence on the decision no later than this date
20th May 2022 School to notify the appellants of the date and arrangements of the appeals hearing
20th May 2022 The Clerk to the appeal panel sends copies of appeals paperwork to all members of the appeals panel
31st May 2022 Latest date for the appellants to submit any additional evidence
6th June 2022 Appeals hearings commence from this date

The final decision on the outcome of an appeal will be sent via letter within 5 days of the appeal hearing where possible.

In-year appeals will be acknowledged within 5 school days. Notice of the hearing will be given within 20 school days of the appeal being lodged. Appeals will be heard within 30 days of the appeal being lodged. Decision letters will be issued within 5 school days of the Appeal Hearing wherever possible.

Click here to access our appeals form

Hounslow Admissions Contact Details

Email: admissions@hounslow.gov.uk

Telephone: 020 8583 2711

School Admissions Team
Hounslow House
7 Bath Road
Hounslow
Middlesex
‹TW3 3EB

How to apply for a place once the academic year has started

If your child is already in years 7-11 and wishes to apply for a place at Springwest Academy, please contact us to find out if a place is available and how to apply. You can contact us at info@springwestacademy.org or on 020 8831 3000.

Additional Information

Responsibility for the admission of students rests with the Governing Body. All applications for places at the Academy will be considered in accordance with the Admissions Code and with the academy-specific criteria set out below.

Springwest Academy will admit 180 full time students into Year 7 in September 2021. The admission of pupils with a Statement of Special Educational Needs or an Education Health Care Plan is dealt with by a completely separate procedure. This procedure is integral to the making and maintaining of statements by the pupil’s home council. Details of this separate procedure are set out in Special Educational Needs Code of Practice.

In Food Technology we learn how to be healthy and in PSHE we learn about how to have good mental health. We are encouraged to be reflective and responsible for ourselves and those around us.

Joe, Year 8

My favourite thing about Springwest is the diversity, I love that each student or teacher is different in their own way and that the school encourages students to be their own person and to be confident in who they are, no matter their background, orientation or gender. | am proud to know that we are one of the schools that ensure that all students feel welcome.

Student Feedback

The thing I love most about Springwest is the collaboration between the students. Students will aid one another not just in education but in everyday life

Ben, Year 11

Teachers teach high quality lessons with their valuable experiences. Students’ questions are always clarified patiently until we understand the topic.

Jaikishan, Year 11

I used to be a student at Springwest and now I work here. I love helping the students and building a rapport with our families. It is rewarding seeing students understand something they didn't.

Teacher

Thank you so much for such an amazing experience with First Give. I am really grateful to Ms Swandle for making it so fun for everyone. This is definitely a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity. - Ameera Year 9

Ameera Year 9

I’m now in Year 11 and I am the way I am today because of my teachers. In Year 7, I had no confidence and would shy away from everyone. However, members of staff have helped me to overcome this.

Year 11 Student

“Post 16 advice and guidance is great, compared to friends at other schools we have so much support. Ms Tupper is really great at it”

student feedback

I really like the school’s focus on oracy because I feel like people don’t learn if they don’t give feedback to the teacher. Oracy gives us the power to form our own opinions.

Caitlin, Year 9

What I love most about Springwest is the support I receive from the teachers, They are always there for you. I also love the club opportunities. I’m a member of chess, Girls’ voice, PE Prep and choir.

Kelsie, Year 11

Such a great place for education. All the teachers are lovely. Shout out to Ms Botha, Miss A Paskin and Miss D Paskin who helped me with my GCSE English. The ARC Department is brilliant. So much support from them all. Five years at SWA went too quick. 2017 to 2022.

Zenon, Ex Student

We as parents appreciate all the efforts done with our kids during the term. Thank you all

Year 11 Parent

Teachers are fair and the ‘Springwest Expects’ policy helps students to regulate their behaviour.

Nikola, Year 8

I would like to sincerely thank you for making the school library, it is a wonderful, magical place which my daughter loves and she uses it with pleasure.

Parent

We were very impressed with your students’ curiosity, maturity, and attitude to learning. I hope the students enjoyed themselves and got something from the day. We would love to come back in the future to work with your students again.

External Visitor from Lab in a Lorry

Since returning in September I have noticed a real improvement in behaviour, I’ve even noticed on the bus.

Midday Supervisor

Everyone is given an opportunity to excel.

Soraya, Year 9

My favourite thing about Springwest is the diversity, I love that each student or teacher is different in their own way and that the school encourages the students to be their own person and to be confident in who they are, no matter their background, orientation or gender, and educates children on their own heritage like in AAC, which for some is not easily accessible information.

Kareima, Year 11

“The food is now excellent with so much more variety”

Student Feedback

Felt really special, was a great opportunity for students to chat with teachers on a different level. Decorations were really up a level from what I thought it would be and added to a great atmosphere.

Christmas Dinner Feedback

I would like to pass on that Springwest has excelled in their support to the year 11 students. I cannot fault the provision given, the preparation and the dedication of your teaching staff. I am pleased that my younger son chose to join you in September last year and I look forward to seeing his journey in the coming years.

Parent

I love the fact that students are encouraged to voice their issues and concerns but also be themselves.

Danny, Year 11

I am so humbled by the whole experience. So strange its made me so tearful. You must be so proud of how it all went. Incredible. The young girls I was with were absolutely amazing. I learnt so much from this. Thank you.

External visitor feedback from a student voice panel

English is an all round fun subject and Mr Daley is inspirational.

Student Feedback

There is a wide range of support for students, Heads of Years, Pastoral Mentors, teachers and tutors that can help you in any situation. There is always someone who will l look after you.

Samita, Year 9

I observed some lessons at Springwest today and one thing I noticed is that the pupils are so keen to read from the slides and are genuinely excited. This is something I have not seen before and I just wanted to say you have all clearly done an amazing job at inspiring a love and a confidence in reading aloud.

Visiting Teacher

What struck me most is the care and support all staff put in towards all the pupils. This really shows as all the students we interacted with spoke so positively about school life and it's a huge credit to everyone involved.

A visitor from Reach Academy

I came and watched the Addams Family yesterday, what an amazing show. Everyone taking part were absolutely amazing, but Gomez and Morticia were outstanding.

Parent

The staff and students here are amazing. There is a really friendly atmosphere where staff and student wellbeing is the priority.

Teacher

You dedicate so much time and effort into getting the best out of our children. You encourage and inspire them everyday. We really appreciate your hard work.

Parent

On a recent visit I was struck by the dedication of all the staff and how clear it is that we really believe in the students of Springwest.

Chair of Governors

“Design Technology involves making stuff with wood and plastic, I really like it and will probably choose next year. Mr Gomez is excellent”

Student Feedback

Staff are supportive of everyone and allow a diverse and inclusive community to thrive

Koby, Year 11

Post 16 advice and guidance is great, compared to friends at other schools we have so much support. Ms Tupper is really great at it.

Student Feedback

Springwest is a really good school with great options for your child with amazing teachers guiding them through their journey.

Parent

One special thing about Springwest is their desire to do even better or become even greater and exceed all expectations.

Sara, Year 11

The staff at Springwest are committed to the students learning. The teaching is great. Teachers are always going out of their way to help students.

Year 7 Parent

Coaching enabled me to develop my leadership skills with a group of teachers outside of my subject/faculty. This meant that I was exposed to different teaching strategies which in turn I believe has improved my own teaching practice. The coaching programme has really supported me to develop my teaching and it is an excellent opportunity for staff development at Springwest.

Teacher

The students here are willing and grateful to learn and are really personable. I’ve never been asked by so many students ‘how are you?’ - which really makes my day.

English Teacher

I love our school library. It’s beautiful! Honestly, it is after joining Springwest that I started enjoying reading books and wanting to read more.

Janis, Year 11

The food is now excellent with so much more variety.

Student Feedback

Since becoming a middle leader, I have been part of the Springwest Leadership Development Programme. Being encouraged to engage with materials such as the Myers Briggs personality test has really supported me to understand why I make certain decisions, how I react in different scenarios and ultimately how I currently want to/ wish to lead.

Head of Department

I know who to talk to if I have any issues.

Student Feedback

I’m dyslexic and get lots of specific help in English with Mr Daley

Student Feedback

The school has such unity with teachers and SLT supporting us. We are a community and it is clear that staff really care

Year 11 Student

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