Thank you for your interest in the New Ground Academy. Applications for the September 2021 intake will open early in the new year. Applications opening 2021.

The application form will take about half an hour to complete, so make sure you have the following information/files to hand as you'll need them during the application process:


Elder's reference as a Word document, PDF or text file (the blank form for your elder to complete can be downloaded by clicking here: Academy Reference Form


Details of your employment history;


Details of any previous training, serving or leadership development;


Details of any leadership responsibility you expect to have in your local church during your time at the Academy.

What happens next

When you submit this form, you will receive an automated confirmation - if you do not receive confirmation, it is unlikely that your application has been received and you will need to re-submit.

Processing applications and checking elder's references usually takes a couple of weeks. Once you have received confirmation of your place at the Academy, your fees for the academic year are payable. To benefit from the early bird fee of £350, you will need to ensure that you have made payment by Friday 06 August 2021. Please be aware that if you miss the early-bird, costs will increase to £500 for the year and also, that your place is not guaranteed until your fees have been paid.

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