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:

Admissions Policies 2022-2023


There have been no changes to the admissions policies for 2022-23.

Please note that the national notification date for 2022 has been moved from the 16th April to the 19th April due to the Easter holidays. 

The polices were all approved by the board of trustees on the 7th October 2020 and will be reviewed again in October 2021 for the 2023-24 policies. 


If you have any questions about these policies then please contact the academy directly of the Company Secretary Sharon  Taylor at  



Admission Policies 2021-2022


The consultation for the admission policies for all of our academies has ended and all consultation responses were considered by the trust board on the 26th February 2020. 

Admissions policies have now been determined and are available below. 


If you have any questions about  these policies then please either contact the academy directly of the Company Secretary Sharon Taylor at 

Admissions Appeal Timelines - 2021-22

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 Chief Executive Officer, Fiona Perkins in the first instance: