Spencer Academies Trust schools are typically over-subscribed, but individual academies may have places available, including for in-year admissions.

Spencer Trust academies observe local authority admissions protocols, with priority given to children from feeder schools and increasingly, from partners within our broader family of schools. Our focus is on opportunity, and where possible, we will seek to accommodate children with special educational needs or additional support requirements.

Above all, we are non-selective. The Spencer Academies Trust is constituted to support aspiration and to provide opportunities for children from all backgrounds, and of mixed ability levels.

To register your interest in a place at Farnborough Spencer Academy, or for another school with The Spencer Academies Trust group, please fill out the form below. Following receipt of your registration of interest, school staff will be in touch with you and may arrange a visit if this is required.

Farnborough Spencer Academy observes local authority admissions protocols, with priority given to children with special educational needs or additional support requirements; and increasingly, from within the broader Spencer family of schools.

Information on applying for a place through the Nottinghamshire County Council’s Coordinated Admissions Scheme is available here.

A copy of the school Admissions Policies can be found below.

The Admissions Policy includes detailed information on the applications process; the special consideration given to applications on behalf of children with special education needs and support requirements; and the criteria used when the school is over-subscribed.

Parents of children in Year 6 will receive a letter from the Local Authority inviting them to apply for a place at their preferred secondary school in early September.

To register interest in a place to join Farnborough as an in year admission, contact the Principal’s office here.

To view our Admissions Policies please click here.


Admissions 2023-24 Consultation

The DFE Admissions Code requires admission authorities must consult on their admission arrangements at least once every 7 years, even if there have been no changes during that period. The Code outlines who must be consulted.

The Spencer Academies Trust, of which Farnborough Spencer Academy is a part, is proposing no changes to the academy’s admission arrangements from those which currently apply.

A copy of the admission arrangements for 2023-24 can be found here.

If you wish to make any comments on the arrangements, please notify Farnborough Spencer Academy by email at or write to the Academy at the address above, noting “Admissions Consultation” on your letter.

The consultation is running from 1st November 2021 to 13th December 2021. The closing date for the academy to receive comments is 13th December 2021.


Register your Interest