Admissions

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.

To contact us regarding any admission, please e-mail: admissions@thehalleyacademy.org.uk

Year 7 Admissions Process 2022

There are 240 places available in Year 7 at The Halley Academy for September 2022.  To apply for a place at The Halley Academy, you must apply through your home Local Authority.

APPLY FOR A SECONDARY SCHOOL PLACE

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 2021.

Please Note: This form should be completed by Year 6 parents only.
Please click here to access the Supplementary Form 2022/23

Key Dates

  • Open Mornings: Thursday 23rd September, Tuesday 28th September, Thursday 7th October, Thursday 14th October and Tuesday 19th October at 9.00 am
  • Open Evening: Tuesday 21st September 5.00 pm to 7.30 pm with Presentations at 5.30 pm and 6.30 pm
  • Final Deadline for Supplementary Forms: Sunday 31st October 2021
  • Closing Date for Applications to Home Local Authority: Sunday 31st October 2021
  • Fair Banding Test: Saturday 20th November 2021, 10am
  • National Offer Day: Tuesday 1 March 2022

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.

Appeals

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 2022. 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 Admissions Form