Year 7 Admissions 2021/22

Leigh Academy Blackheath has an agreed published admission number of 180 Year 7 students for the year 2021/22.

Open Events 

Our virtual open event is available on our homepage. We regret to inform you we are unable to have external visitors to the site due to COVID-19 restrictions and therefore will not be offering a tour of the new building. Details of the application process, our admission arrangements and how to apply for our fair banding test can be found below:

Please contact if you require anymore information.

Process of Application

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 –

A supplementary form must also be completed and returned directly to the academy by the closing date of 31st October 2020. The deadline has now passed and our online portal has been closed for Year 7 entry 2021.

Leigh Academy Blackheath Admissions Policy and Procedure 2021/22. 

Fair Banding Test

For 2021/22 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 3rd 2020 by returning a completed supplementary form, to be received by the Academy by 17th September 2020 to or via the online portal. Those that apply after this date but before the deadline of 31st October will be placed on the November test dates. 

POSTPONED TEST DATES: For those students who have applied for the Fair Banding Test by the deadline of the 31st October will now be invited to sit the test which will now take place of Saturday 5th and Tuesday 8th December. 

Leigh Academy Blackheath Supplementary Form 2021

Fair Banding Tests will be held at one of the Leigh Academies Trust Schools in the South East London Cluster on the 3rd October 2020. Parents and Carers will be notified of the venue and time of their child’s test via post, email or phone.

Key dates for the admissions process 2021/22. 

  • Closing date for SCAF and Leigh Academy Blackheath Supplementary Form to be returned directly to the academy: 31st October 2020. 
  • Fair Banding Tests: Saturday 3rd October, Saturday 14th & Tuesday 17th November 2020
  • New test dates: Saturday 5th & Tuesday 8th December 2020
  • National Offer Day: 1st March 2021

Click here to download Leigh Academy’s Admission Arrangements for 2020/2021.


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.