Year 7 Admissions September 2022 Entry

Leigh Academy Blackheath has an agreed published admission number of 180 Year 7 students for September 2022 entry.

Open Events

Thank you to everyone who attended our Open Events. If you were unable to book onto our open morning and evenings, please view our virtual open event found below:


Process of Application and How to Apply

Details of the application process, our admission arrangements and how to apply for our fair banding test can be found below.

We highly recommended you read our admission arrangements before applying for a place at Leigh Academy Blackheath.

 download Leigh Academy Blackheath Admission Arrangements for 2022/23

To apply for a place at Leigh Academy Blackheath, an applicant must apply through the local education authority and name the school as one of their choices –


All students applying to Leigh Academy Blackheath are required to sit our fair banding test. In order to be invited to the test, an online supplementary form must be completed, if you do not have access to the internet a papy copy returned directly to the academy. This must be done by the closing date of 31st October 2021.

Invites for our Saturday 9th October test have been sent out. Invites for the November test dates will be issued in due course.

Please contact if you require any more information.

Fair Banding Test

All Year 6 primary students who name Leigh Academy Blackheath in their list of preferences are required to sit a fair banding test. This is to ensure that children across the full ability range are admitted. It is not possible to pass or fail the test, but those not sitting the test at all, will only be prioritised after those children who have sat the test.

The applicants will be split into 5 equally sized bands based on their assessment results. Within each band our admission criteria will be applied as set out in our determined admission arrangements.

Fair Banding Tests will be held at one of the Leigh Academies Trust Schools in the South East London Cluster. Parents and Carers will be notified of the venue and time of their child’s test via post, email or phone.

The supplementary form deadline is the 31st October 2021. The deadline has now passed. November test date invites will be issued week commencing 1st November 2021.

Key Dates

  • Closing date for SCAF and LAT Supplementary Form: Sunday 31st October 2021
  • Open Evening: Wednesday 15th September 2021 
  • Open Morning: 22nd, 29th September, 6th, 13th, 20th October 
  • Fair Banding Tests: October – Saturday 9th & Saturday 16th. November – Saturday 20th & Tuesday 23rd.
  • National Offer Day: 1st March 2022


Parents/Carers of the children who are not offered an Academy place have the right to appeal to an independent Appeal Committee under the 1998 School Standards and Framework Act. Parents wishing to appeal can download a form below; request a copy via telephone: 020 8104 0888; or email


If you require accessible versions of these documents please email:

To view the Royal Borough of Greenwich Admission Policy please visit

Greenwich Contact Centre: 020 8291 8043

Parents wishing to apply for a place in Leigh Academy Blackheath from outside the Royal Borough of Greenwich should apply to their own Local Authority.