How To Apply

There are 45 places in each year group for pupils joining our academy.  Applications are made through the common North East Lincolnshire process, which you can read about here:

North East Lincolnshire Admissions Process

If the number of applications for places at a particular school/academy is higher than the Published Admission Number (PAN) set for the school/academy, applications will be considered against the criteria set out below. After the admission of children with statements of Special Educational Needs where the school/academy is named in part 4 of the statement, 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.)
  1. Looked after children (children in public care) or a child who was previously looked after.
  2. Living in the catchment area.
  3. Having brothers or sisters who are already at the school/academy when your child is due to start there.
  4. The last factor is geographical. We will give priority to those living nearest to the school/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 school/academy, using the local authority’s computerised measuring system. The admissions transfer letter will give you more information or you can contact the School Admissions Team for more advice.


If you are not offered a place at your preferred school, you will be given the right of appeal against the decision. Information about how to appeal can be found on the North East Lincolnshire Council website. Please click here to be transferred to the appeals page.


Nursery Admissions

30 hours free childcare is available for 3 and 4 year olds. This is double the 15 hours which was previously available and could save working families up to £5,000 a year. You can check your eligibility using the online calculator and, if eligible, apply online. You will then receive a code which you can bring into school and we will check it with the local authority. If eligible, you can the book your child’s 30 hours place (subject to availability). Use this link to check if your child is eligible:



Fairfield Academy is consulting on the Academy’s admission arrangements. These arrangements are for students who will be starting in September 2021.

The consultation is taking place for a period of six weeks, between Monday 11 November 2019 – Friday 27 December 2019.

Consultation will also be undertaken via North East Lincolnshire County Council’s (NELCC) co-ordinated consultation process and will be on the North East Lincolnshire County Council School Admissions Consultation website from the start of the consultation period. 

Why are we consulting?

The Trust must set (‘determine’) admission arrangements annually. Where changes are proposed to admission arrangements, the Trust must first publicly consult on those arrangements. If no changes are made to admission arrangements, they must be consulted on at least once every 7 years.

Fairfield Academy is not proposing any changes to its admissions arrangements for 2021 however is consulting in accordance with the requirement to consult on a 7 year cycle.

You are invited to review the admission arrangements and to ask yourself the following questions:


are the arrangements reasonable?


are the arrangements clear?


are the arrangements objective?


do the arrangements comply with the school admissions code 2014 and the school admissions appeals code 2012, and the laws and regulations behind them?


will the arrangements cause disadvantage or discrimination?


could changes be made that would improve the arrangements?

Responses to this consultation should be sent to either or submitted via the North East Lincolnshire County Council School Admissions Consultation website. The closing data for responses is Friday 27 December 2019.

On conclusion of the consultation all responses received will be collated and presented to the Trust Board in February 2020 for full consideration. The outcome of the Consultation will be posted on the Academy’s website along with the final admissions policy for 2021.