180 places are available in each Year Group

Cumbria County Council administers admissions for students from 11-16 years of age in the same way as for other local schools. Information and application forms will be made available through primary schools in September for completion and submission in October in their Year 6. Those offered places will be notified in the following March.

Although applications can be made for students wherever they live, priority for places will be in line with the criteria as detailed in the Admissions Policy.

For in-year admissions, please complete the In-Year Admissions Form (In-Year-Admissions-Form-docx / In-Year-Admissions-Form-PDF) and send to the address below.

For more information, please see our current Admissions Policy ( .

Timetable for Admissions 2018

1 March 2018


Parents and carers will be notified of their child’s allocated school.


March 2018

Parents and carers should notify the school of their intention to appeal, and request a Notice of Appeal form.   The completed Notice of Appeal form should be submitted to the Clerk to the Independent Admission Appeals Panel, Morton Academy, Wigton Road, Carlisle CA2 6LB


30 March 2018

Deadline for lodging appeals with the school.

4 June 2018

Deadline for the Admission Authority to provide the Clerk with a statement giving reasons for the decision to refuse admission.

4 June 2018

Deadline for appellants to submit further evidence not included with initial appeal.

18 June 2018

Appeal hearings.


22 June 2018

Appellants to receive notification of the Panel’s decision.



For Admissions queries, please contact:

Claire Allen
Morton Academy
Wigton Road

Telephone: 01228 822633

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