Millbank Academy is a non-selective school, and all applications are considered.
The most efficient way to apply is via the eAdmissions online application link here.
To help support families, Westminster City Council have produced a helpful “hints and tips” brochure about applying for a reception school place for entry in September 2021 which answers many frequently asked questions. This document can be accessed here.
If you have any further questions about applying for a reception place at Millbank or would like help completing your application, please do not hesitate the school by telephone or email.
Further information regarding the Admissions process for reception can be found here on the City of Westminster website.
As a reminder, the closing date for applications is 15 January 2021.
Applications for admission to Windmill class are made in liaison with Westminster City Council. Windmill class is our specialist provision for children with a statement of Special Educational Needs and a diagnosis of autism.
Should you wish to apply for an in-year place, please complete the interactive form here on the City of Westminster website.
Further information regarding the In Year Admissions process can be found here on the City of Westminster website.
The Windmill Centre Autism Resource Provision
The Windmill Centre is an Autism Resource Provision (ARP) attached to Millbank Academy. It is a 10 place setting for children aged 4 – 11 years of age, with a diagnosis of autism and an Education Health and Care Plan (EHCP).
Admissions to The Windmill Centre are separate to mainstream admissions. Decisions will be made by the Local Authority SEN panel in conjunction with the school. Priority will be given to children living in the City of Westminster and the Royal Borough of Kensington and Chelsea.
Children will have a diagnosis of Autism Spectrum Disorder.
Children will have an Education Health and Care Plan.
Children will show potential for accessing a minimum of 25% of the school day in a mainstream classroom without 1:1 support. The expectation will be for this percentage to increase as the child progresses through the school, in preparation for secondary.
Children will demonstrate a motivation to communicate and show potential for developing expressive or receptive language.
Children will be independent with key self-help skills such as using the toilet and feeding.
Children’s cognitive ability will be compatible with the existing cohort of children in the unit.
Parents and carers are warmly encouraged to visit the school before applying for a place. We offer regular tours of the school, which include tours of the classrooms, halls and playgrounds, and provide an opportunity to see the teaching and learning that takes place. Tours are run in small groups and so you will be able to ask questions
School Tours are currently taking place every Tuesday at 9.15am - 10am.
Please contact the school office to arrange to join a tour.
Tel: 020 3262 0068
If it has not been possible to offer your child a place at Millbank Academy, you have the right, by law, to appeal to an independent appeal panel. Please bear in mind that although the law allows you to have the opportunity to appeal against admission decisions, it does not give your child the automatic right to a place at a particular school. There is no guarantee that your appeal will be successful and each case will be decided on its own merits by the independently appointed panel.
Appeals for Millbank Academy are processed by Westminster City Council, and further information about the process can be found on the Westminster website and in the downloadable leaflet, the Admission Appeals Guide. If you are appealing for Reception 2020, your application outcome letter will include information on the timescale for submitting an appeal.
For future information about admissions appeals please click on the link below:
Please see the admissions arrangements for this year and last year below.
If you have any questions about admissions and would like to speak to our admissions officer, please submit your query using the following email: firstname.lastname@example.org.