The Halley Academy is a vibrant and exciting place of opportunity.  Guided by our inclusive values of Respect, Achievement, Collaboration, Integrity and Resilience, we have high expectations in all aspects of daily life at our academy.  With its sister school, Stationers’ Crown Woods Academy, and Leigh Academy Blackheath, The Halley Academy is a proud partner in the South East London Cluster of Leigh Academies Trust.

Your child’s success and happiness are our number one priority.  We are a caring community where everyone feels safe, valued and empowered to explore, experience and achieve.  Our vision is to shape proud, articulate, confident, independent learners equipped to take their place in wider society.

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Year 7 Admissions Process 2024

There are 180 places available in Year 7 at The Halley Academy for September 2024. To apply for a place at The Halley Academy, you must apply through your home Local Authority.


All students applying to The Halley Academy will be invited to sit a fair banding test 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.  In order to be invited to the test, in addition to the local authority application form, an online supplementary form must be completed and submitted to us – if you do not have access to the internet a paper copy can be returned directly to the academy.  This must be done by the closing date of 31st October

Key Dates

  • Open Mornings: Tuesday 3rd October 2023 9.15am to 11.15am, Thursday 5th October 2023 – 9.15am to 11.15am, Friday 6th October 2023 – 9.15am to 11.15am
  • Open Evening: Thursday 28th September 2023 – 5.00pm to 7.30pm (Presentations at 5.30pm and 6.30pm)
  • Final Deadline for Supplementary Forms: Tuesday 31st October 2023
  • Closing Date for Applications to Home Local Authority: Tuesday 31st October 2023
  • Fair Banding Test: Date to be advised
  • National Offer Day: Friday 1st March 2024

In-Year Admissions

Applicants applying for a place at The Halley Academy need to apply direct to the Academy.

The process regarding children admitted via Fair Access Panel will be in line with Greenwich Local Authority’s published arrangements.


Leigh Academies Trust, as the Admissions Authority, delegates the responsibility for the administration of appeals to the Academy. Parents who wish to appeal the decision to refuse their child a place at the Academy may appeal in writing to the Clerk to Governors c/o the Academy. Appeals will be heard by an independent panel in accordance with the School Standards and Framework Act 1988.

Sixth Form

Sixth Form is an inclusive community to which the Academy welcomes applications from students from any background looking to study in a supportive and caring environment.

All potential applicants are invited to attend an Open Evening on Thursday 23rd November 2023.  An application form should be completed and submitted to the academy by February 2024. Applicants will be invited to discuss their curriculum choices with a senior member of staff to establish whether a suitable programme of study course is available to them. This discussion does not form part of the decision making process on whether to offer a place.

An offer will be made on the condition that the applicant achieves the examination grades required for enrolment onto each of the courses which they have chosen (these can be found within the Sixth Form Prospectus).  Applicants with conditional offers will be invited to attend an orientation day in the summer term. Where applicants have achieved the required grades enrolment will take place in August following publication of the GCSE results.

Application forms will be available at the open evenings or can be downloaded below.  Students who wish to apply for The Halley Academy Sixth Form should apply to the Academy directly.

Sixth Form Application 2024