Year 7 Admissions 2022/23

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

Open Events

The provisional date for our open events can be found below. These are subject to change and will only be held in line with COVID-19 guidelines. 

Open Evening: Wednesday 15th September 2021, presentation by the Principal, E Smith. 

Open Morning Tours: You will be able to tour the school on a Wednesday morning between 9.30 – 10.30 on the following dates: 

  • Wednesday 22nd September 
  • Wednesday 29th September
  • Wednesday 6th October 
  • Wednesday 13th October 

Both events are ticket only  and will be on a first come first serve basis. Details of how to book will be released in due course. 

The Principal’s presentation will also be available to watch on our website.

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. Click here to download Leigh Academy Blackheath Admission Arrangements for 2022/2023.  

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 and submitted, 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.  The online supplementary form and paper form will be available in due course. 

For parents/carers, who wish for their child to sit the test on Saturday 9th October,please return the completed supplementary form by Friday 24th September 2021 so we can process for the earlier test date. 

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.

Key Dates

Key dates for the admissions process 2022/23. 

    • Closing date for SCAF and Leigh Academy Blackheath Supplementary Form to be returned directly to the academy: 31st October 2021
  • Open Evening: Wednesday 15th September 2021 
  • Open Morning: Wednesday morning’s as detailed above 
  • Fair Banding Tests: Saturday 9th October. November dates tbc
  • National Offer Day: 1st March 2022

Click here to download Leigh Academy Blackheath Admission Arrangements for 2022/2023.


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.