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    Pimlico Academy is a non-selective academy, with an agreed admissions number of 210 new Year 7 students per academic year. 

    Year 7 admissions

    All applications are considered against these criteria. After the admission of students with Statements of Special Educational Needs where Pimlico Academy is named on the Statement, the criteria will be applied in this order:

    • Admission of children in public care (looked after children);

    • Admission of children with specific medical, social or special needs;

    • Admission of children with siblings currently attending the Academy;

    • Admission of children attending Pimlico Primary, Millbank Academy or Churchill Gardens Primary Academy in Year 6 at the closing date for applications;

    • Admission of children who live the nearest walking distance to the Academy.

    Applications for September 2020 will be managed through the Pan London coordinated admissions system. Details can be found on the website of the Local Authority in which you live.


    Pimlico Academy uses the distance from your home to our school to determine how Y7 places are allocated. In 2018, 661 children applied for a place at Pimlico Academy. From these students, 86 pupils attended one of our three feeder primaries, Churchill Gardens Primary Academy, Millbank Academy and Pimlico Primary.  

    457 children, who lived more than 1.529 miles from Pimlico Academy, did not get a Year 7 place:

    Attending a feeder primary school guarantees a Year 7 place at Pimlico Academy, if your child is on-roll by October 31st 2019.

    Parents Guide to Admission Appeals

    If it has not been possible to offer your child a place at Pimlico Academy, you have the right, by law, to appeal to an independent appeal panel. Please bear in mind that although the law allows you to have the opportunity to appeal against admission decisions, it does not give your child the automatic right to a place at a particular school. There is no guarantee that your appeal will be successful and each case will be decided on its own merits by the independently appointed panel.

    Appeals for Pimlico Academy are processed by Westminster City Council, and further information about the process can be found on the Westminster website and in the downloadable leaflet, the Admission Appeals Guide. If you are appealing for Secondary Transfer 2020, your application outcome letter will include information on the timescale for submitting an appeal.

    For further information about admissions appeals please click here.

    In-year admissions

    Parents or guardians who would like to apply for a place at the Academy at any time other than primary to secondary transfer, will need to apply using the Bi-Borough in-year application form. You can find the Bi-Borough Secondary In-Year Common Application Form, by selecting the link below:

    Once an application has been received by the Bi-Borough Admissions Team, it will be forwarded to Pimlico Academy for a decision as to whether a place can be offered. If we are unable to offer a place, the child’s name will be placed on a waiting list in accordance with the published admissions criteria.

    Pimlico Academy

    Pimlico Academy, Lupus Street, London SW1V 3AT
    Tel: 020 7828 0881