Arthur Mellows Village College

Delivering learning for life within an aspirational culture


Admission Policies

Admission to AMVC Policy September 2023

Admission to AMVC Policy September 2022

Admission to AMVC policy September 2021


New Year 7 admissions for September intakes

All new Year 7 admissions are dealt with by the Peterborough Local Authority. Peterborough children who attend a Local Authority Peterborough Primary school will receive information in September of their Year 6 which explains the process.  Parents of Year 6 students who do not attend a Peterborough Primary school but live in Peterborough should access the link below for further information on the admissions process:
Up to 1 March all enquiries should be made to the Admissions team at the Local Authority. After 1 March enquiries should be direct to the College.  Further information regarding this process can be found in the Peterborough Admissions Guide and the Arthur Mellows Admissions Policy.

Second Offer Round – Applications must be submitted before midnight on 31 March 2022

Second Round Offers will be made on 27 April 2022


In-Year Admissions 2021-22

The College is usually oversubscribed so early discussion is essential.  Please contact the College immediately you know you wish to seek admission and apply using the In-Year application form below.  This is particularly important if you are moving into the Catchment Area or are being posted to RAF Wittering.  If there is a vacancy in the Year Group, then a place will be allocated in accordance with the timetable below.  If the College does not have a place in the Year Group, applicants will be placed on the waiting list according to the admission criteria that is met and the procedure for Appeal will be explained. Please see the Admissions Policy for further reference.

In-Year Application Form - this form should be completed for all In-Year admissions and returned to Mrs D Sanderson (Admissions), Arthur Mellows Village College, Helpston Road, Glinton, Peterborough, PE6 7JX.  This form should not be used for children applying in Year 6 for the new Year 7 September intake.

Arthur Mellows Village College allocates school places every other Friday (term time only). The dates when allocations will be taking place and the deadline dates for receiving your application for it to be included in the allocation are shown below. The outcome of applications received will be notified in writing as soon as possible after each allocation date and certainly within 15 school days of an application being received.

Allocation Dates Deadline for Receipt of Applications
Friday 10 September 2021 Thursday 9 September 2021
Friday 17 September 2021 Thursday 16 September 2021
Friday 1 October 2021 Thursday 30 September 2021
Friday 15 October 2021 Thursday 14 October 2021
Friday 5 November 2021 Thursday 4 November 2021
Friday 19 November 2021 Thursday 18 November 2021
Friday 3 December 2021 Thursday 2 December 2021
Friday 17 December 2021 Thursday 16 December 2021
Friday 14 January 2022 Thursday 13 January 2022
Friday 28 January 2022 Thursday 27 January 2022
Friday 11 February 2022 Thursday 10 February 2022
Friday 4 March 2022 Thursday 3 March 2022
Friday 18 March 2022 Thursday 17 March 2022
Friday 1 April 2022 Thursday 31 March 2022
Friday 22 April 2022 Thursday 21 April 2022
Friday 6 May 2022 Thursday 5 May 2022
Friday 20 May 2022 Thursday 19 May 2022
Friday 10 June 2022 Thursday 9 June 2022
Friday 24 June 2022 Thursday 23 June 2022
Friday 8 July 2022 Thursday 7 July 2022

Catchment Area Map

Information for Parents of New Students


Admission Criteria 

For detailed information, please refer to the Arthur Mellows Admissions Policy.


Admission Appeals

Appeal forms can be obtained from the College.  Appeals are held within the statutory timescale, and you will be advised of an appeal hearing date once your application is received.  Further, more detailed, information can be found in the Arthur Mellows Admission Policy.

Below is the Admission Appeals timetable for the 2021/22 School Admission round.

This information is provided in accordance with paragraph 2.1 and 2.2 of the School Admission Appeals Code February 2012.

Year 7 Admission to Secondary Schools 2022



Offer day

1 March

Closing date for appeals (within 20 school days)

28 March

All paperwork returned by 28 March for Secondary must be heard within 40 school days

Appeals will be heard between 2 May and 15 June (40 school days from deadline)

Paperwork for Secondary appeals received after deadline will be heard within 40 school days of receipt.

Appeals submitted in respect of late offers will be heard within 40 days of being lodged.

All other in-year appeals will be heard within 30 schools days of receipt.

Sixth Form Admissions

The College welcomes applicants for Post 16 Education.  Places in the Sixth Form will be offered in accordance with the Sixth Form Admissions Policy.