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Year 7 Admissions 2022/2023

Leigh Academy Blackheath has an agreed published admission number of 180 Year 7 students for the year 2022/23.

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 2022/23.

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 and submitted, if you do not have access to the internet a paper copy returned directly to the academy.

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.

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

  • 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: Saturday 2nd,  Saturday 9th, Saturday 16th October. Additional test dates will be taking place in November and December.
    • National Offer Day: 1st March 2022

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