Admissions to Leigh Academy Bexley

At Leigh Academy Bexley, we aspire to be a highly effective and truly inclusive school, reflecting the vibrant, diverse, and dynamic community that we serve. We believe in connecting with our local community and championing our local area.

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.


We believe in providing our young people with an education, one that unlocks curiosity, ignites ambition, and forges a social conscience, equipping our students with the tools they need to have an impact on the world around them.

LAT is one of the largest and most successful multi-academy trusts in the region, with 31 academies in Kent, Medway, Bexley, and Greenwich. It has the capacity to provide significant and immediate support in all areas required so that KHS can enjoy the benefits of being part of a wide local educational network.

An increasingly broad programme of extra-curricular opportunities is offered to all students, extending the curriculum beyond the classroom and providing students with increased confidence and building resilience.

We aim to enhance the life chances of every Leigh Academy Bexley student, an ambition which goes beyond exams and league tables alone.

To contact us regarding any admission, please e-mail:

Year 7 Admissions Process September 2023

There are 250 places in Year 7 at Leigh Academy Bexley for September 2023. To apply for a place at the school, you must apply through your Home Local Authority.

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In-Year Admissions

Applicants applying for a place at Leigh Academy Bexley must apply directly to Bexley Local Authority. Applicants can find more information using the link below:

Bexley In-Year Admissions

The process regarding children admitted via Fair Access Panel will align with Bexley Local Authority’s published arrangements.


As the Admissions Authority, the Local Governing Body delegates the responsibility for administering appeals at Leigh Academy Bexley. Parents have a statutory right to appeal against the refusal of a place at the school. In such cases, parents should forward their appeal in writing to the Clerk of Governors at the school address, preferably within 14 days of hearing that their child has not been allocated a place. The Appeals Panel will then listen to the appeal.

Sixth Form

Applications will open on Wednesday 18 October 2023 – a link will be available here from that date.