Applying for 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. Cathedral Academy 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 Cathedral Academy (including CAPA Juniors), applications from Wakefield residents should be made on Wakefield’s Common Application Form which is available on the below link. Applications for CAPA Juniors must also complete a Supplementary Information Form which is available via clicking on the below link or from reception and should be returned to Cathedral Academy.

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


Calendar for Admission for CAPA Juniors 

July 2020 – Cathedral’s supplementary Information Form available online, for download from the academy website or as a paper copy from Reception.

Wednesday 14th October – Deadline for receipt of the Supplementary Information Form.

Thursday 22nd October – Auditions will be held for applicants whose Supplementary Information Form is received by the deadline. Applicants will be invited to attend. Times may vary dependent on numbers for audition.

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.

Please see the admissions policy for 2021/2022 for further information. Please note the deadline has been extended for Supplementary Information Forms to be received. The new deadline is Wednesday 14th October.