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Humberston Academy

Humberston is an outstanding academy proud of our exceptionally high standards and traditional ethos. We offer a diverse enrichment programme in order to develop skills outside of the classroom.


In-year admissions are now processed through the Academy.

Please contact us on 01472 319990 in the first instance to enquire about available places.

If you wish to submit an application, please download a form and read the leaflet on the left of the page. Application forms are also available from the Academy reception.

For Year 7 pupils, Humberston Academy has a Published Admission Number (PAN) of 165 students into the 2020 intake. If you have any queries regarding the information then please contact the academy and we will be happy to advise you.If the number of applications for places at Humberston Academy is higher than the Published Admission Number (PAN), applications will be considered against the criteria set out below. After the admission of children with statements of Special Educational Needs/Education, Health and Care Plan (EHCP) where the school is named in part 4 of the statement/recorded in the plan, we will use the following factors, in priority order, to decide which children will be given places. (In addition, please note that we will always give priority to those who have actually applied for places over those who fulfil any of the criteria but have not actually made an application.)

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Oversubscription criteria for admission to Humberston Academy:

1. Educational health plan if we can meet their needs.

2. Looked after children (children in public care) or a child who was previously looked after.

3. Sibling: Having brothers or sisters who are currently at the school when your child is due to start there.

4. Living in the catchment area.

5. Children of Academy employees.

6. Children currently attending a primary school that is a named feeder school.

7. Distance:

We will give priority to those living nearest to the school.
Criteria 6 is also used as a tie-breaker. Whenever two children have the same priority based on criteria 3 or 4 for example, then the child who lives closest to the school will be given the higher priority.

We will give priority to those living nearest to the Academy (if there is more than one route, the distance measured is the shortest available safe route for pedestrians), from the front door of the child's home address (including flats) to the main entrance of the Academy, using the Local Authority's computerised measuring system. The Admissions Transfer letter will give you more information or you can contact the Local Authority's Schools Admissions Team for more advice.


Where the Academy (PAN) is oversubscribed the order laid out in the waiting list will apply.


If we cannot meet your school preference you can appeal against the decision to an independent appeals panel.

For further information about the appeals process including the timetable for organising and hearing admission appeals, please download the Guide to School Admission Appeals Procedure found on the North East Lincolnshire website.

Year 7 Waiting List

If your child is refused admission to Humberston Academy, your child's name will be placed on the Academy's waiting list.

This list is based on the published admission criteria and all children are kept on that list in order of the criteria for at least the first term of the academic year.

Fair Access Protocol

North East Lincolnshire Local Authority has a Fair Access Protocol.

The Fair Access Protocol ensures that unplaced children, especially the most vulnerable, are offered a place at a suitable school or educational provision as quickly as possible. This includes admitting children above the Published Admission Number (PAN) to schools that are already full.


Guidance to applying for a place at Humberston Academy  

Guidance for parents from other countries applying for a place at Humberston Academy. 

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