Portsmouth and Winchester Diocesan Academies Trust



The Portsmouth and Winchester Diocesan Academies Trust  is the Admissions Authority for all of its academies. The Trust covers a large geographical area, which encompasses multiple Local Authorities.

Therefore the Trust Board annually produce and determine a 'base' Admissions Policy, which is subsequently adopted by each individual academy. The only variations to the base policy is to PAN (Pupil Admission Number), parish the academy serves and whether the LA that the academy resides within, operates catchment areas.

The Trust delegates some admissions tasks and associated authorities to individual academies. These include the requirement for individual academies to undertake their own consultation on the base policy  and to run their own admissions processes, such as waiting lists. Academies are supported by the Interim  Chief Executive Officer as appropriate.

All the Local Authorities that we work with currently centrally co-ordinate the admissions processes for all of their schools, including academies.

If you wish to make an objection to an Admission Policy, this can be done by following this link:


If parents wish to make a complaint about an Admissions Appeal Committee decision, further information can be found here:


Please contact the individual academies for information regarding their admissions policy and processes using the link below:

Admission Policy Consultation - 2021-2022


The admission policies for our Academies is under consultation for the  2021-2022 academic year. 

A copy of the draft policy for each academy along with the consultation dates are available below. Copies of the policies can also be found on the individual school websites. 


If you have any comments on any of the policies during the consultation process, then please send these in writing for the attention of Sharon Taylor (Company Secretary) to


In line with the admissions code, the consultation will run for a minimum of 6 weeks. 


St Blasius Church of England Academy (Isle of Wight)

Consultation - 10th December 2019 - 28th January 2020


St Columba Church of England Academy (Fareham)



St Francis Church of England  and Catholic Academy (Isle of Wight)

Consultation - 10th December 2019 - 28th January 2020


St James' Church of England Academy (Pokesdown) 

18th November 2019 - 3rd January 2020

Further details  in relation to the consultation are also available on the Bornemouth and Pool Council Website -


Delayed Admissions - Year R


The Trust's Policy on 'Delayed Admissions to the Reception Year Group' can be found below and also on each of the member academy websites:

If you have any further questions about admissions, please contact the Interim Chief Executive Officer, Fiona Perkins in the first instance:

Telephone - 02392 899682