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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

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.

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 2022
Admission arrangements for entry to the Academy in September 2022 can be viewed by downloading the Admissions Criteria 2022-2023 on the right hand side of this page.

Parents should note that when applying for a Secondary School in Milton Keynes, there is no automatic right to a place at the defined area School. It is essential that application forms are fully completed and returned to Milton Keynes Council by the requested deadline date. Parents should note that if they make an application for a school which is not their local School and subsequently are not allocated a place, there is no guarantee that secondary education will be available for their child at the defined area school.

Appeals for Admission to Lord Grey Academy
If your child has not been allocated a place at Lord Grey Academy, you can request information about the independent appeal procedure by contacting the admissions officer by sending an email to:

You will need to provide us with your child’s name, date of birth and address. If you wish to proceed with appealing, please request for the relevant appeal information to be sent to your email address.

The appeal pack must be requested by parents within 28 calendar days from the refusal of the school place.

We recognise the importance of the right to appeal and would not wish to discourage parents from making an appeal if they feel they have a genuine case to put forward. However, we would like to highlight the following:

  • There is a considerable cost (£250 plus VAT) per appeal held. This cost is met by the Academy which is a public funded organisation.

  • Most appeals are unsuccessful (80%) because the school does not have the resources to admit additional children over the published admission number.

  • Appeals which are submitted late cannot be heard before the start of the Academic Year in September.

Impact of Coronavirus (COVID-19) on Appeals
The Appeals Team at Buckinghamshire County Council (which administers the school admission appeals) is monitoring government guidance and  considering the possible impact of the coronavirus on appeals.

Due to Covid-19, face to face appeal hearings are not taking place currently and decisions are being made on the basis of written document.

The Independent Appeal Panel members  are unpaid and trained volunteers and  the Appeals Team is advising parents that there may be unavoidable delays due to the virus outbreak.

Advice for Parents – When to appeal

Make your appeal before midday, 28 March 2022.

We will do our best to ensure appeals submitted by 28 March 2022 are heard by the end of the summer term but regret that some appeals may be delayed due to panel availability and the pandemic.

Appeals made after this date will be heard from September 2022.

For late transfer appeals for September entry into Year 8 or 9 or in-year appeals, make your appeal within 28 calendar days of the refusal letter.  The appeal will be heard as soon as possible.

Secondary school appeal timetable 2022
Date Event
1 March 2022 Secondary Transfer Allocation Day
28 March 2022, 12noon Deadline for submitting completed appeal forms to

12 April 2022, 5pm Deadline for submitting any additional documents or information in support of your appeal
14 calendar days before your appeal Appeal hearing letters sent to parents
7 calendar days before your appeal Case papers sent to parents, the admission authority,

school and appeal panel

May to July Secondary Admission Appeals heard
Within 7 calendar days of the appeal decision Decision letter sent to parents, admission authority

and school