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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 2021
Admission arrangements for entry to the Academy in September 2021 can be viewed by downloading the Admissions Criteria 2021-2022 on the right hand side of this page.

Appeals for Admission to Lord Grey Academy September 2021
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 home 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, which normally take place in the spring and summer.

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.

Admission Appeals Timetable 2021

Monday 1 March 2021 Secondary Transfer Allocation Day
5pm on Sunday 28 March 2021 Secondary Appeals Deadline – completed appeal forms must be received by Buckinghamshire Council’s Appeals Team  by 5pm on 28 March 2021*
May – July 2021 Secondary Admission Appeals heard 
At least 14 calendar days before start of appeal Notice of appeal letters sent to parent/s
5pm on Friday 16 April 2021





Secondary Appeals extra evidence deadline – parent/s must ensure that any additional documents/ information in support of their appeal is received by Buckinghamshire Council’s Appeals Team by this date, or it may not be considered by the IAP**


At least 10 calendar days prior to start of appeal Deadline for admission authority (school) to submit its written case to Buckinghamshire Council’s Appeals Team
At least 8 calendar days prior to start of appeal Case papers are sent by Buckinghamshire Council’s 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 that school Decision letter is sent to parent/s and admission authority

 *For the appeal to be heard before the end of July 2021. Appeals submitted after the deadline date (28 March) will be heard from September 2021 onwards.

** For appeals submitted by 28 March.  For appeals submitted after these dates, extra evidence must be received by the Appeals Team at least 10 calendar days before the appeal begins, or it may not be seen by the Appeal Panel.