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The Linden Academy (formerly Moorlands Free School) Admissions Policy 2016/17 

Admission to The Linden Academy  falls into one of two categories, but in all circumstances admission is subject to the statutory Admissions Code, which can be found by following the link below to the Department for Education website:

1. Admission to a year group starting in September of the current academic year – NORMAL ADMISSIONS ROUND 

Application for admission to start in Year R for September 2017 – the Normal Admissions Round for 2017-18, is managed by the local authority’s admissions team, whose address can be found below. The closing date for applications is January 15th 2017 and although late submissions will still be processed, this may affect your chances of securing a place in Year R at The Linden Academy.  2

2. Admission to a year group after the starting date for that academic year (i.e. September) – IN-YEAR ADMISSION 

All in-year admissions to The Linden Academy are managed by the Trust’s Central Admissions Team, c/o Chalk Hills Academy, Leagrave High Street, Luton. LU4 0NE. Therefore parents wishing to apply for a place at a The Linden Academy, after the academic year has started , should click here for the form to complete and return it directly to the address above.  

If the year group applied for is full (over-subscribed), an application for admission may be unsuccessful and parents will be advised of this as soon as possible.  In such circumstances parents will need to consider alternatives and are advised to seek clarification and/or advice from The Shared Learning Trust Central Admissions Team on 01582 601221 or from Luton Borough Council Education Department:  

School Admissions
Luton Borough Council
Town Hall
George Street

Telephone: 01582 548016 



To view the In-Year Schools Transfer Guide for 2016-2017 please click here.

 Further information about choosing a school can be found on the Department for Education website: 

 Please contact the academy if you require any clarification on our admission policy. 

Refusal of a place at a Shared Learning Trust academy does not affect the parental right to appeal – details of which can be found below and also by following the link to the Department for Education website. 

Appeal Forms 

Parents and Carers whose application for a place at The Linden Academy has been unsuccessful and who wish to appeal against that decision should do so by clicking on the link at the bottom of this page to download the form and submitting it to The Shared Learning Trust Central Admissions Team at the address above. 

 On receipt of their written appeal, all appellants will be notified of the date and time of their hearing within statutory timescales and no later than 10 days in advance of the scheduled hearing date. Decision letters will be sent to parents/carers within 5 days of the appeal having been heard. 


Our waiting list for the 2016 - 2017 Academic Year will end on 31st August 2017.

Please note that a place offer is not dependent upon the date on which an application or request to be placed on waiting list is received, but upon the application of our oversubscription criteria (see relevant admissions policy below). 

 For clarification on this or any of the above please contact The Shared Learning Trust Central Admissions Team on 01582 601221 or via email:         

Admissions CODE

TLA Admissions Arrangements 2016-2017

TLA Admissions 2017-18 Final


TSLT Appeal Form