Admissions Arrangements for 2024/25 Academic Year

Admission Arrangements for 2024-2025

Admissions Arrangements for 2025/26 Academic Year

The admissions arrangements for applications for the 2025/26 academic year can be found by clicking the following link:

Admission Arrangements for 2025-2026

Fair Banding Test

You must apply on the Secondary Common Application Form (SCAF) via Kent LEA Online (31st of October 2024) and complete our Fair Banding Test supplementary form (by 18th of October 2024).

To book your child’s place on our fair banding test, please click the link below to fill out our form.

Saturday 30th November - 8:30am
Please note if you are also applying to Ebbsfleet Academy and The Leigh Academy, your child does NOT need to sit the test at each academy.
When selecting schools, the school at the top of the list is regarded as your first preference. In order to have the best chance of securing a place at The Leigh UTC, we would highly recommend that you place The Leigh UTC as your first preference.

For parents/carers, who wish for their child to sit the test, please click on your chosen time above in order to register your child for the test. If your child has previously been entitled to access arrangements and received these in primary school, please make sure this is identified on the form. It is essential that this form is completed by Friday 18th October 2024 (if you want your child to sit the test at The Leigh UTC).

If you are unable to access the online form, please collect a Fair Ability Banding Form from our reception at the address below, and return to us by 18th October 2024.

The Leigh UTC
Brunel Way

Parents and Carers will be notified of the time of their child’s test via post, email or phone. Please contact if you require any more information.

Open Events for 2025 Admissions

This year our Open Event takes place on Saturday 21st September. There will be 2 sessions during the event with the Principal providing an introduction to each one. Please use the links below to book a tour.

Session 1 - 9am-10:45am Session 2 - 11am-12:45pm

Key Dates

Saturday 21st September 2024

Open Event

Saturday 30th November 2024

Fair Banding Tests

Thursday 31st October 2024

Closing date for SCAF

Monday 3rd March 2025

National Offer Day – emails will be sent out by the KCC LEA


Parents/Carers of the children who are not offered an Academy place have the right to appeal to an independent Appeal Committee under the 1998 School Standards and Framework Act. Parents wishing to appeal, please complete the Appeal online form here on the Kent County Council website.

In year admissions

To apply for a place at The Leigh UTC in any year group, applicants will need to complete and return an ‘In Year Admissions’ form to the academy. Please contact if you require any more information.