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Admission arrangements

Sky ACE Academy will be a non-selective, fully inclusive school whose students will be drawn from and reflect the local community.  

The Admissions Process

In addition to your normal online choices, to apply for Sky Primary you will need to apply through a separate website provided by Cornwall Council. 


Applications will continue to be accepted until the school is full, however, those that apply before the formal application window closes (31st January) will take priority.


Parents will receive an email confirming or refusing their application, in addition to their offer from Cornwall Council for the normal choices. At this point, parents who have two offers will be asked to choose which offer they are going to accept.


Offers will be made in line with our Admissions Policy which will be available on the website once it has been approved by the DfE.


We will then offer places to those on the waiting list, as places become available.

Those who do not receive an offer of a place have the right to appeal.


Below is an outline of the approximate timings for parents wishing to apply to Sky Primary: 


June 2020 – July 2020


A six week consultation period takes place on the admissions policy and whether or not the DfE should enter into a funding agreement with Kernow Learning for Sky Primary.


September 2020 – January 2021


Parents apply for Sky Primary through Cornwall Council, outside of the co-ordinated admissions process. They must also apply for three other schools through the Cornwall Council co-ordinated admissions process as Cornwall Council will need to make a conditional offer for the free school alongside a firm offer for another open school. April 2021


Parents and carers can log on to the Cornwall Council parent portal from 00:30am on national offer day to see their offer of a school place and an email offer will be sent during the day to the email address provided when submitting their application.


May 2021


The last day for requesting an appeal.


June 2021 onwards


Appeal hearings take place.



Applications will continue to be accepted by Cornwall Council until the school is full, however, those that apply before the formal application window closes (15th January) will take priority. By registering your interest on the Sky Primary website (click here) you will be kept informed and remaindered about this rather complicated process.

Eden Project Nursery:


The School Admissions Code does not apply to nurseries, including those that are part of a school. During the academic year of opening (September 2020 - September 2021) applications will be accepted anytime after a child’s 3rd birthday.


Parents should note that attendance at the nursery does not guarantee a place in a reception class at this school.