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:
To find out more about our regulations surrounding admissions, click the button below to view a copy of our admissions policy.
If you have applied for a place at JMA and have not been offered a place, 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: