A place to grow


Bacon's College accepts applications from all children living anywhere south of the River Thames with a South East London (SE) or South West London (SW) postcode on the basis of their proximity to the College – closest first.

The College operates banding in order to secure a comprehensive intake with an equal number of children from each band. Places at Bacon's College are allocated equally across five bands which are determined by banding tests conducted by the College in the autumn of year 6.

Applications for a place at Bacon's College at any time must be made via Southwark Council.

The deadline for applying for a secondary school place for September 2022 is close 31 October 2021.


Year 6 Into 7 Admissions

Applications to join the Bacon's College in Year 7 in September 2022 should go via the Southwark Council website. Bacon’s College has a temporarily agreed an admission number of 195 pupils for September 2022.

Priority is given to pupils where Bacon’s College is named on their Statement of Special Educational Needs or Education and Health Care Plan.

After this, priority is given to students in the following order:

  1. Looked after children and previously looked after children.
  2. Children who, on the date of their proposed admission, will have a sibling who will then be a pupil at Bacon’s College. Siblings includes full, half, step, foster and adopted brother or sister living in the same family unit and at the same home address as the child at the time of admission.
  3. Children of members of staff at Bacon's College
  4. Children living at a permanent address south of the River Thames with a South East London (SE) or South West London (SW) postcode on the basis of their proximity to the College – closest first. The College determines the distance using Google Maps to measure the distance from each applicant’s home to the main entrance of the College by the shortest straight-line route in metres.
  5. Children living in any other postal area on the basis of their proximity to the College – closest first, using the same method described above.

Admissions Policy 2021/22

A copy of the full Admissions Policy is available on our policies page here and a hard copy can be requested. Please contact the College for further information.

 If you or your child is joining us in year 7 in September 2022, please click here for our Transition Pages.

Admissions for students with disabilities or SEND

United Learning Trust is committed to ensuring that the necessary provision is made for every pupil within their schools’ communities. The Trust celebrates the inclusive nature of their schools and strives to meet the needs of all pupils with a special educational need and/or disability.

Normal admissions arrangements will apply for children with disabilities.

Children with an EHCP (Education, Health and Care plan) naming the school are given priority as per our Admissions Policy.

Click here to view our Accessibility Policy and Admissions Policy.


Mid Year Admissions (any time between years 7 to 11 outside of normal September intake)

Applications to join Bacon's College at any other time should come directly to the College.

Parents/carers can apply directly using the form below and returning it complete with a copy of their child’s most recent school report to schooloffice@baconscollege.co.uk.

Waiting list positions work in accordance with the admissions policy and applicants are ranked using the distance from their home address to the College, closest first.

Interviews are offered once a suitable place becomes available in the correct year group.

Bacon's College Application Form for Mid Year Admissions

Sixth Form Admissions 

Admissions to our Sixth Form are managed by the Sixth Form team at Bacon's, please click here for further information 

Arrangements for Appealing a Declined Place

If your application for admission to Bacon’s College has been unsuccessful you have the right of appeal under the School Standards and Framework Act 1998.

You can access the appeals form by clicking here.

If you wish to appeal against the decision not to offer your child a place at Bacon’s College, please complete the appeal form and return it to:
Bacon’s College
Timber Pond Road
London SE16 6AT
Email: s.church@baconscollege.co.uk

You must state the reasons for your appeal and also enclose copies of any supporting documents or evidence that you wish to present to the appeal panel. 

Appeal hearings will be conducted by an Independent Panel who will write to you directly with details of the date and time of your hearing. For in-year admission appeals, your appeal will be heard within 30 school days of the appeal being received.

For Year 6 into 7 admission appeals received during the normal admission round (March), appeals will be heard within 40 school days of the deadline set by the school at the time of the admission process.

Applying to Bacon's College