Applying to CAPA Juniors

CAPA Juniors is an exciting offer for young people who have a real desire to pursue an education and career pathway in the Arts. Trinity Academy Cathedral is proud to run the CAPA Juniors programme. Each cohort accepted onto the CAPA Juniors programme follows an enhanced secondary curriculum with additional Performing and Creative Arts training.

There are 30 places available annually on the CAPA Juniors pathway.

For admission to Trinity Academy Cathedral (including CAPA Juniors), applications from Wakefield residents should be made on Wakefield Council’s online application system. Parents must have also registered their child to sit the Fair Banding Assessment (See Admissions Supplemental Guidance for details). Applications for CAPA Juniors must also complete a CAPA Juniors Supplementary Information Form.

The Fair Banding and CAPA Juniors Supplementary Information Forms are now closed for registrations for 2024. The forms will reopen on Monday 17th June for registrations for 2025.

If you have any questions please use the contact us button below or email us at A member of the transition team will then be in touch with you as soon as possible.

Calendar for Admission 

September 2024  – An Open Evening Event will be held.

September 2024 – Parents must have registered their child to sit Trinity Academy Cathedrals Fair Banding Assessment by 23 September 2024 (see the academy’s Admissions Supplemental Guidance for full details). If applying for CAPA Juniors, parents must also have submitted the CAPA Juniors Supplementary Information Form by 23 September 2024.

October 2024 – All applicants whose registration forms have been received by the deadline (see Admissions Supplemental Guidance for details), will sit a Fair Banding Assessment, organised by the academy. CAPA Juniors applicants whose supplementary information forms have been received by the deadline will be invited to audition.

October 2024 – All Parents/carers of Y6 primary school children (regardless of which school they wish to attend) must also complete the Wakefield Authority’s Common Application
Form (CAF) for Admissions. Please refer to Wakefield Local Authority’s website for information on how to apply for a place at a secondary school – Closing date 31 October 2024 

CAPA Junior applicants – In line with the School Admissions Code, parents will be informed of the outcome of the audition prior to the deadline for the Common Application
Form, although this does not equate to a guarantee of a place.

December 2024 – The academy will provide the local authority with all necessary information in accordance with the LA’s co-ordinated admissions arrangements.

March 2025 – offers made to parents by the LA.

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