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JMA is open to students of all abilities from across the area covered by Reading Borough Council.

Each year we are able to take 180 pupils into Year 7. When we receive more than 180 applications we give first priority to looked-after children (children in foster care or the care of the local authority). As sport is our primary specialism, we admit up to 10% of pupils based on their sporting aptitude.  The application form for the sports aptitude test can be downloaded by clicking the button on the left.

Of course some students also join us after the start of Year 7, including during the academic year. We welcome applications at any time.

To apply for a place, please complete the relevant Local Authority form. You will find a link to the School Admissions section of Reading Borough Council’s website on the right.

If you have applied for a place at the Academy and have not been offered a place then you have a right of appeal against the decision.  We follow the Appeals Procedure and timetable set out by Reading Borough Council.  Their appeals procedure can be accessed by following the link on the right.