For 2020/21 admissions, 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.
Parents and Carers should register their child for the test on October 5th 2019 by returning a completed supplementary form, to be received by the Academy by 27th September 2019, to firstname.lastname@example.org
Fair Banding Tests will be held at one of the Leigh Academies Trust Schools in the South East London Cluster on the 5th October 2019, 16th and 19th November. Parents and Carers will be notified of the venue and time of their child’s test via post, email or phone.
Please click below for an example of the fair banding test and the answer sheet.