The Admissions Criteria

The Academy is part of the pan-London admissions scheme which requires all parents to complete a preference form. In doing so, Hammersmith Academy must be listed as one of your preferences on the Local Authority form.

The Academy will admit 140 pupils into Year 7 every September (in accordance with the Academy’s published admission number). The APA boundaries are listed in the Admissions Policy which can be downloaded below for entry in September 2023.

If you are unclear whether you live within the Priority Area, please do contact the Academy office for clarification.

All looked after children will be admitted, but will still be required to take the fair banding test.

Those who are offered a place at Hammersmith Academy will be informed in March through the Local Authority.

Admissions Policy 2024-2025



Admissions Policy 2023-2024



Admissions Policy 2022-2023



Fair banding

Every applicant to the Academy will be required to take a fairbanding test.

Every applicant will be placed in one of five bands based on their performance in the test. This does not affect their eligibility for selection. An equal number of students are admitted from each band. Places will be allocated as specified in the Admissions Policy.

For more information and Fair banding test dates please click here.

Hammersmith Academy does not prioritise students from select schools.


You can download Hammersmith Academy’s Prospectuses for prospective Year 7 and Sixth Form students, ahead of the 2022/23 academic year.

Prospectus 2023-24



Sixth Form Prospectus 2023-24



Admission Appeals

Parents/carers who are not offered a place for their child may appeal to an independent committee under the provisions of the Schools Standards & Framework Act, 1998.

In-Year Admissions

Spaces can become available for students at Hammersmith Academy on occasion. Please contact the Academy by telephone 0208 222 6000 or email through to

If you have Admission queries or require any further information, please contact our Admissions Department by completing the form below.

Register your interest for In-Year Admissions here. 

Please make sure you specify which student year the query is in regards to.

How To Apply For Secondary School

Parents/carers who reside in Hammersmith and Fulham can apply on the Borough’s admissions website. Click here to access the application.

Admissions Enquiries Form 






    For applications to our Sixth Form please click here.