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Admissions

Lord Grey Academy Admission Criteria can be viewed and downloaded on the right hand side of the page. It explains all you need to know about admissions to the school at Year 7 and at 16+.

We work closely with the Local Authority admissions team for Year 7 admissions. We adhere to the national Admissions Code.

Mid year admissions
Lord Grey’s Admissions Authority is Tove Learning Trust and should you wish to apply for a place at Lord Grey Academy, you are kindly requested to click here or contact our Registrar for advice email registrar@lordgrey.org.uk

For details of our staff please visit the staff information page on the academy website, click here.

Sixth Form applications
Applications are made directly to the school. Please see our Sixth Form page for details and application form or contact the Head of Sixth Form, Mr Jason Darvall for information.
Email: sixthform@lordgrey.org.uk

Learning for your son/daughter is a three way partnership: learner, parents and teachers. Research shows that good communication between home and school builds trust and success for our students.

Transfer to Secondary School September 2024
Admission arrangements for entry to the Academy in September 2024 can be viewed by downloading the Admissions Criteria 2024-2025 on the right hand side of this page.

When requesting for an Appeal Pack, parents should note that most appeals fail because the schools
are already full and do not have the resources to admit additional children without harming the
education of the existing pupils.

So please think carefully before making your appeal. They are time-consuming and stressful for
parents and expensive for schools (a minimum of £250 plus VAT per appeal held paid by the
Academy which is a public funded organisation).

You are unlikely to be successful where you:

  • do not live in the school’s catchment area
  •  have been allocated a place at another school (even if it is not one of your preferred schools) at a reasonable distance from home
  • do not have strong medical, social or educational reasons for your appeal, supported by
    evidence
  • want the school place as it would be more convenient for you (e.g.to make it easier for you
    to get to work or transport children to school)

Appeals for Admission to Lord Grey Academy

If you wish to appeal against the non-allocation of a place at Lord Grey Academy, you should contact
the Academy directly (the Registrar) to ask for an appeal pack by using the email address registrar@lordgrey.org.uk by the relevant deadline date.
Please provide your child’s full name and date of birth when emailing.

THERE ARE IMPORTANT TIME LIMITS FOR MAKING YOUR APPEAL

For Secondary appeals for Year 7, September 2024 entry, if you are refused a school place on 1
March 2024 your appeal form for Lord Grey Academy must be received by the Registrar by 12 noon
on 31 March 2024.

We will do our best to ensure appeals submitted by 31 March 2024 are heard by the end of the
summer term but regret that some appeals may be delayed due to panel availability.

Appeals made after this date will be heard from September 2024.

For all other appeals, your appeal form should be received by the Registrar at Lord Grey Academy
within 28 calendar days of the date you were refused the school place.  The appeal will be heard
within 40 school days of the deadline for lodging appeals.

Admission Appeals Timetable 2024 for Lord Grey Academy 

Date Event
1 March 2024 Secondary Transfer Allocation Day
12 Noon on 31 March 2024 Secondary Appeals Deadline – completed appeal forms must be received by the Registrar at Lord Grey Academy by noon on 31  March 2024
At least 14 calendar days before start of appeal Notice of appeal letters sent to parent/s by Clerks Associates UK
May – June 2024 Secondary Admission Appeals heard
At least 7 calendar days prior to start of appeal Case papers are sent by Appeals Team by post
to parent/s, admission authority and panel
members
No later than 7 calendar days of the appeal
decision or, in the case of multiple appeals, within
7 calendar days of all appeal decisions for Lord
Grey Academy
Decision letter is sent to parent/s and
admission authority