Selective Admissions

The Academy offers selective admission in respect to aptitude in Sport and Performing Arts.

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The number of places available is 10% of the PAN i.e. 22 places in total. 11 places are assigned to Sport and 11 places assigned to Performing Arts.

Supplementary Information Form (SIF)

Parents of children with an aptitude in these areas are invited to complete a Supplementary Information Form (SIF) for Sport and/or Performing Arts. 

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The SIF is in a Word format and can be downloaded and e-mailed to the Coordinator for Admissions, or posted to: Admissions, The Eastwood Academy, Rayleigh Road, Leigh-on-Sea, Essex, SS9 5UU.

SIFs must be completed and returned to the Academy by the 1st September. SIFs received after this date, will not be considered.

The SIF, in itself, is not an application form. Applicants still need to complete a Single Application Form (SAF) which is accessed via the Southend Borough Council website –

Aptitude Tests

Following completion of the SIF, applicants will be required to undertake an assessment of their aptitude (aptitude test).

Aptitude tests take place in September (see below). If the applicant is ill or injured on the day of the test, the Academy must be contacted and an alternative day may be offered.

Aptitude Tests will be (provisionally) conducted on the following dates:

Tuesday 12th - Friday 15th September - (Performing Arts)

Saturday 9th, Wednesday 13th and Thursday 14th September - (Sport)

Additional dates will be added if required. 

Following completion of the aptitude test, applicants will be informed, in writing, prior to 31st October, of their ranking in Sport and/or Performing Arts.