Admissions Guidance

Co-ordinated Admission Process

Leigh Academies Trust administers a co-ordinated application process for the following academies:

  • Leigh University Technical College
  • Longfield Academy
  • The Leigh Academy
  • Wilmington Academy

LAT 16 publishes a common application form, which is used by all applicants who wish to apply to one (or more) of the above academies. This application form permits each student to apply for up to 4 A levels and/or BTEC combination courses subject to approval. Applicants should ensure that they study at a maximum of two campuses to restrict travelling.

All applicants will be invited to attend a guidance meeting to advise them on choices of course for careers and likely suitability for courses. A reference and grade predictions will be requested from the home school to support the guidance of applicants regarding course choices and possible career options. Information obtained through this meeting will not be used in any way to make decisions about the offer of a place to study at a LAT16 Academy.

Registration forms can be completed on line on this website or by request from Mrs Elson on 01322 394306.

To determine eligibility for admission, LAT16 publishes specific criteria in relation to minimum entrance requirements for Year 12 courses based on GCSE grades or other measures of prior attainment. (see Entry Requirements). These criteria will be the same for internal and external applications to individual academies. These are published on this website and on the website of each Academy.

Young people not meeting the grades for their preferred course option may be offered alternative courses in line with their preferences if places are available within LAT16.

If Year 12 is oversubscribed at any Academy then, after the admission of any students with an Education, Health and Care Plan (EHCP) to the LAT16 Academy that is named within the EHCP, criteria will be applied as outlined within the Admissions Policy of each academy, as shown on their website.

Offers of places will be made from 1st January 2016 conditional on the student meeting the appropriate course requirements. If places are still available following the publication of GCSE results these will be offered to new applicants at the end of August. The admissions criteria will be applied if an Academy is oversubscribed at this point.

Appeal Process

There is the right of appeal to an Independent Appeals Panel for unsuccessful applicants, whether they are internal or external applicants. The process is outlined within each Academy Admissions Policy.

July 2015