The academy has an agreed admissions limit of 210 students in Year 7, providing 1,050 places for 11–16 year olds and a sixth form of 150 places, a total of 1,200 places. Applications to the academy are made through the local authority’s coordinated admissions scheme. Parents are required to complete the Common Application Form (CAF) which is sent by their local authority. If you would like to apply for a Year 7 place at the academy you should name the academy as your first choice preference on the CAF. If you would like to apply online, please follow this link…

The academy will operate the same admission arrangements and oversubscription criteria as Wolverhampton City Council. In accordance with these arrangements, where there are more applications received than there are places available, the oversubscription criteria below will be applied.

After the admission of students with statements of Special Educational Needs where the academy is named on the statement, the criteria will be applied in the order in which they are set out below:

Open Days

Details about our open events can be found in our NEWS section. Alternatively, send us a message and we would be more than happy to talk about your child and a place at NEWA.


Parents will have the right of appeal to an independent panel. Further information can be found in the local authority’s secondary admissions brochure.

Waiting Lists

Where more applications are received than there are places available, a waiting list will operate. Following an unsuccessful application, parents can ask for their child’s name to be placed on the waiting list. A child’s position on the waiting list and the allocation of a place will be determined solely in accordance with the aforementioned oversubscription criteria.

The Admissions of Students with Statements of Special Education Needs(SEN)

The academy shall ensure that students with SEN are admitted on an equal basis with others in accordance with its admissions policy. If a child with a Statement of Special Educational Needs is allocated a place to the academy, this will reduce the number of places which are available for allocation. In line with Wolverhampton’s arrangements for the admission of students with SEN statements, where the academy has been named on the students Statement of Special Educational Needs, placements will be determined through the procedures for reviewing and amending the statement in consultation with parents/carers.