In Year Transfer

YOU ARE WELCOME. We are always happy and willing to speak to prospective parents and students at any time of the year.

We are able to accept applications from new students who are outside of our immediate area and from parents wishing to change schools for their children in any year group. A useful document by Cornwall Council, to guide you in the process for doing this, can be found here.

If you are a year 6 parent, the application process for the 2019 opens on 3 September 2018 and closes 31st October 2018. You will need to apply through the Cornwall Council Admissions Process.

You can find links below to our Admission policies for this academic year and the following year. 

If you would like more information, wish to visit the school or meet the Principal for a personal tour of the school, please telephone reception on 01726 833484 or contact Justine Walmsley, PA to the Principal and Senior Team by email:

If you require any assistance, or further information, please do not hesitate to contact the Academy on 01726 833484.We look forward to receiving your application, thank you for taking the time to apply.


For further information on joining the Academy, contact Cornwall Council Admissions

Cornwall Council Admissions Online
School Admissions Team
Cornwall Council
East 0, County Hall
Treyew Road
Truro. TR1 3AY

Telephone: 0300 1234 101


Fowey River Academy is a non-selective school for pupils aged 11-16 year. Applications for places at the Academy are to be made under the Cornwall Local Education Authority’s Coordinated Admission Agreement on a common application form provided by the Local Authority.

The Academy’s Published Admission Number (PAN) is 180 for all years 7 to 11. Where applications exceed the number of places available, the over subscription criteria set out below will be used in order of priority to determine admissions:


  1. Children in Care who are classified as ‘Looked After’ by the Local Authority.
  2. Children who live in the designated area
  3. Children with unequivocal professional recommendations from school medical officers or education psychologists that non-placement would result in medical or physical harm.
  4. Children who have a sibling attending the Academy at the proposed date of admission.
  5. Children how attend a local nominated primary school on the closing date for applications in the year preceding admission the secondary school.
  6. All other children

In the event of two or more children having equal priority from the above criteria, the child living closer to the Academy will have greater priority.

In addition to the right of appeal, unsuccessful candidates will be offered the opportunity to be placed on a Waiting List, which will be maintained by the Academy in order of the over-subscription criteria.

Cornwall Local Authority’s In Year Fair Access Protocol will take precedence over any child already on the Waiting Lists.

The Academy will carefully consider exceptional requests where appropriate, and together with the LA, will make a decision based on the particular circumstances of each case.

In the event of a place being available in the appropriate year group an offer of a place at the Academy will be made. If no places are available the child will be refused a place at the Academy.

Parents of children who are refused a place at the Academy will be notified of their right of appeal and will receive advice from the LA regarding alternative schools.

All parents who are refused a place for their child will be advise of their rights of appeal to an independent panel. The Local Authority, on behalf of the Academy’s governing body, will administer such appeals.

Opening Hours:

Monday - Thursday: 8:30 am - 5 pm

Friday: 8:30 am - 4 pm

Weekends:  Closed