The David Ross Education Trust

David Ross Education Trust schools create a rich and exciting learning environment that inspires students to become their confident, academic best.

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Charles Read Academy

We seek to broaden the horizons of each and everyone of our students encouraging academic excellence and transferable life skills enabling all to become effective members of our 21st century society.


We are delighted that you are considering joining us here at Charles Read Academy. We hope to make the transition for students from primary to secondary school as smooth as possible. During the summer term we endeavour to visit all pupils in their primary school to speak to them about the transition from their primary to CRA and also receive an insight from primary teachers on each pupil so we can start tailoring specific individual needs as early as possible.

All new Year 6 students are invited to our transition events throughout the year. This is a great opportunity for students to meet their new classmates and to become familiar with the academy and key staff.

We run an active programme of events for primary school pupils to enable them to experience life in a secondary school setting and to take part in masterclasses to experience some our specialist teaching areas on offer.

Open Evenings at Charles Read Academy are held in July and September each year for prospective pupils and parents. Dates and times will be advertised on our website and on our social media channels.

Applying for a Year 7 Place

  • The parents or carers of a child must apply for their school place through the Lincolnshire County Council Admissions Team.
  • For September 2025 school places, you can apply for your child to start Year 7 at secondary school in September 2024, as they are in Year 6 at a primary or junior school.
  • All applications must be received by 31st October 2024.
  • You can collect your offer on 1st March 2025.

Our admissions policy can be viewed by downloading the document below.


Lincolnshire County Council also have a "find your nearest school" service which can be accessed via the link below:

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Appeals should be made directly to LCC via the LCC website appeals section.

Secondary schools - National Offer Day 1 March 2025,

Deadline for an appeal to be received Noon 28 March 2025

For more information see below:

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