Admissions Information


Magna Academy has a few spaces remaining in current Years 9 and 10

Please contact our Reception team to book a tour if you are interested in transferring your child in those year groups to Magna Academy. We would love to show you our Academy in action.

Please note we are heavily oversubscribed for Year 7 joining us in September 2017, and we anticipate the same situation for 2018. Siblings receive a high priority at Magna, so if you are considering applying for a Year 7 place for a child in 2018, and you have an older child already at another local school, transferring the older child to Magna could greatly increase your chance of gaining a place with us for your younger child.

To make an application to transfer a current Year 9 or 10 child to Magna, please contact the Borough of Poole's admissions team on 01202 261936 or email

If you are interested in a Year 7 place for 2018, you will need to apply by 31 October 2017. Please find the Principal's Presentation from the Open Evenings here. We will still be running a series of dedicated Academy in Action tours in the Autumn term.

Magna Academy offers up to 180 places per year group. Please remember that applications for Year 7 places for September 2018 should be made to the Borough of Poole by 31 October 2017. Late applications are highly unlikely to secure a place.

Code of Conduct

Hard copies of the Magna Academy 'Whatever It Takes' agreement form can be downloaded here in PDF and MS Word formats:

Whatever It Takes (PDF version)
Whatever It Takes (MS Word version)

The agreement is also available to read on this site by clicking on this link.

Banding assessment dates

All applicants to the Academy for a Year 7 place in September 2018 are required to sit a Cognitive Ability Test. The test score will enable applicants to be allocated to an ability band, low, middle or high. A proportion of places are offered in each ability band. The tests take approximately 2 hours.

Dates for testing are as follows:

Saturday 30th September 2017 (now fully booked) 09:00-11:00 12:00-14:00
Saturday 7th October 2017 (now fully booked) 09:00-11:00 12:00-14:00
Saturday 14th October 2017 (now fully booked) 09:00-11:00 12:00-14:00
Saturday 21st October 2017 09:00-11:00 12:00-14:00

If your child has not yet taken the test, and you make an application which names Magna Academy, we will contact you later in the year to arrange a testing date. It is vital that your child takes the test, as you are highly unlikely to get a place at Magna for your child if they have not taken the test.

Magna Academy runs 'Academy in Action' tours which are an opportunity to visit the Academy during the day. All tours are at
10 am and last for approximately 1 hour. Places are limited, so please book your place early by emailing or telephone 01202 604222.

Please use the links under Documents to the left of this page to download copies of Magna Academy's annual Admissions Policies from 2015/2016 onward.

Post-16 places are available for all students in the area. For more information about our Sixth Form, click here. Please apply directly to the Academy.