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  • Parents/Carers:

    TDA Post 16 Open Evening, Wednesday 17th October, 6pm. We look forward to welcoming you.   

TDA is its own Admissions Authority therefore if you would like to apply for a place here for your child from Year 8 – Year 11 or you would like to complete an in-year transfer, please complete the in-year application form at the bottom of this page and return it to Mrs Julia French, Admissions, Timetable and MIS Manager, Thomas Deacon Academy, Queen’s Gardens, Peterborough, PE1 2UW. The form MUST be completed in full to be accepted. If you are new to Peterborough you only need complete part A however if you are transferring from another Peterborough school you must complete parts A and B. Part B must be completed by the current school.

If your child is in Year 6 and you are applying for a Year 7 place at TDA, this must be done through Peterborough Local Authority via the on-line system.  The schedule for this year’s applications is given below.  However if you are applying for a Year 7 in-year transfer to TDA from another school, complete an application form, as above. All in-year appeals will be heard within 30 school days of receipt.

If you have received an offer for your child to attend TDA please call the Academy on 01733 426060 to accept the place. Please leave a voice message clearly stating your childs' full name and date of birth.

Below you will find the Admission Appeals timetable for the 2019/2020 School Admission round for maintained schools for whom the city council is the Admission Authority. This information is provided in accordance with paragraph 2.1 and 2.2 of the School Admission Appeals Code, February 2012.

We look forward to working with your child.


Secondary 2019

Primary 2019

Application deadline

31 Oct 18

15 Jan 19

Offer day



Closing date for appeals (within 20 school days)



All paperwork returned by 29 March for Secondary and 19 June for Primary must be heard within 40 school days



Paperwork for Secondary appeals received after deadline will be heard within 40 days of receipt



Late applications offer day (week of)    



Appeals submitted (20 sd) Will be heard within 40 days of being




If your child has not gained a place at TDA and you wish to appeal against the decision you should contact the Appeals Administrator at the following address:

Claire Osborne
Appeals Administrator
Legal & Democratic Services
Peterborough City Council
Town Hall
Peterborough    PE1 1HG

Tel: Tel:  01733 452589

Admission Appeals for TDA will be heard during the week of tba.  Appeals should be lodged with Claire Osborne and forms completed and returned by tba.

All other in-year appeals will be heard within 30 school days of receipt.