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Based in the heart of Kingswood, we are very proud to serve our diverse local community.

Originally one of the city’s technical colleges, in 2007 we converted into a secondary academy for local students, removing all admissions tests and interviews from the application process.

Our admissions policy is now purely distance based, so the closer you are, the more likely you are to get in, with 95% of students coming from within two miles of John Cabot Academy.

Our vision is simple, we want our students to thrive academically; flourish and grow as young people. When they leave us they will have a strong sense of self, their place in the world and the agency to fulfil their potential.

If you would like to apply to join John Cabot Academy as an in-year transfer, please complete this form

In Year Application Form

If you would like to find out more information about joining John Cabot Academy in Year 7, or to arrange a tour at any time, please contact us. Information about our Open Events for September 2023 admissions are available here 

Find out more about our open event

The full admissions policy can be found on the policies page of the Academy website

As of September 2022, JCA has a permanent Pupil Admission Number (PAN) of 180 students in year 7.