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 2021

There are 240 places available in Year 7 at The Halley Academy for September 2021.  To apply for a place at The Halley Academy, you must apply through your home Local Authority.


All applicants 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. The date of the test is Saturday, 3 October 2020. Parents / Carers wishing to apply for this academy should do so to the local authority in the usual way and then register for the test by sending a supplementary form to the academy or via email –, to be received at the academy by Saturday, 31 October 2020. Applicants who do not sit the test on 3 October will be offered an alternative date and time.

To download a copy of our Supplementary Admissions Form, please click here.

Key Dates

Open Mornings: Friday 25 September, Thursday 1 October and Tuesday 6 October at 9.15am

Open Evening: Wednesday 23 September – 5 to 7.30pm, with the Principal speaking at 5.30pm and 6.30pm

Registration deadline for Fair Banding Test: Thursday,17 September 2020

Fair Banding Test: Saturday, 3 October 2020

Final Deadline for Supplementary Forms: Saturday, 31 October 2020

Closing Date for Applications to Home Local Authority: Saturday, 31 October 2020

Additional Fair Banding Tests: Saturday, 5 December and Tuesday, 8 December 2020

National Offer Day: Monday, 1 March 2021

In-Year Admissions

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

In Year Admissions Application Form

The Halley Academy’s Admissions Policy 2020/2021

The Halley Academy’s Admissions Policy 2021/2022

The Halley Academy’s Admissions Policy 2022/2023

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

Supplementary Form 2022-23

Please click here to access the Supplementary Form for 2022-23 (to be completed by Year 6 parents only).


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 in October (date to be finalised).  An application form should be completed and submitted to the academy by February 2021. 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.

Year 12 Sixth Form Admissions Form

Year 13 Sixth Form Admissions Form