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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.


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

If you are interested in a place at John Madejski Academy for your son/daughter, please contact Reading Borough Council directly using the link below:

Reading School Admissions

Please click on the following link for the Academy’s Admissions Policy.

Admissions Policy

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 via the following link:

Reading School Appeals

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The internet is becoming an increasingly significant part of young people’s lives, and although it is undeniably a great resource for learning, unsafe use can pose risks. At John Madejski Academy, we believe that education is crucial to making sure that our students are able to use the internet safely. On Safer Internet Day, we will continue to teach students about the threats and dangers they may experience while online. Every year, new statistics demonstrate the risks that unsupervised and unrestricted children face online. Here are some of the most alarming: Almost 1 in 4 young people has come across racist or hate messages online. Around 1 in 8 has been bullied on social media. 1 in 4 children has experienced something upsetting on a social networking site. There were more than 12,000 counselling sessions with young people who talked to Childline about online issues in 2017. Safer Internet Day is a global event that is coordinated in the UK by the UK Internet Safety Centre, a partnership whose mission is “to promote the safe and responsible use of technology for young people”. This year’s campaign is being run with the slogan “Together for a better internet”, a call to action for people to work together and play their part in creating a better internet for everyone, especially younger users. Although Tuesday is Safer Internet Day, our efforts to ensure the online safety of our students continue throughout the year. All members of staff are involved in encouraging safe online practices, and we are determined to prevent any of our students from being at risk.  

Teaching Students the Dangers of the Internet

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