Appeals 2023/2024 

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. The appeal deadline has now passed.  Parents wishing to lodge a late appeal can do so by emailing to request a form. 

Year 7 Admissions September 2023

Leigh Academy Blackheath has an agreed published admission number of 180 Year 7 students for September 2023 entry.

Process of Application and How to Apply

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

download Leigh Academy Blackheath Admission Arrangements for 2023/24

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 by the closing date of 31st October 2022. Paper copies are available from the Academy if you do not have access to the Internet. The deadline has now passed.

Please contact if you require any more information.

Fair Banding Tests

For 2023/24 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 by returning a completed supplementary form – the deadline for this form is 31st October 2022.

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 test is a non verbal reasoning paper and free resources can be downloaded via the GL Assessment website.

GL Assessment Website 11+ Papers

Key Dates

  • Fair Banding Test: Saturday 8th October 2022
  • Closing date for SCAF and LAT Supplementary Form: Monday 31st October 2022
  • Fair Banding Tests: Saturday 26th November, Tuesday 29th November 2022
  • National Offer Day: Wednesday 1st March 2023

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.