The Leigh UTC has an agreed published admission number of 120 Year 7 students for September 2022 entry.

Process of Application and How to Apply

Details of the application process, our admission arrangements and how to apply for our fair banding test can be found below.

We highly recommended you read our admission arrangements before applying for a place at The Leigh UTC


To apply for a place at The Leigh UTC, you must apply on the Secondary Common Application Form (SCAF) via Kent LEA Online and complete the Fair Banding Test Supplementary Form by 31st October 2021.

Fair Banding Test

All Year 6 primary students who name The Leigh UTC in their list of preferences are required to sit a fair banding test. This is to ensure that children across the full ability range are admitted. It is not possible to pass or fail the test, but those not sitting the test at all, will only be prioritised after those children who have sat the test. 

The applicants will be split into 5 equally sized bands based on their assessment results. Within each band our admission criteria will be applied as set out in our determined admission arrangements.

For parents/carers, who wish for their child to sit the test which is on Saturday 13th November, please complete the Fair Banding Test supplementary form. 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 the same closing date as for the SCAF, Sunday 31st October 2021.  

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 31st October 2021.

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.

Key Dates

  • Closing date for SCAF and LAT Supplementary Form: Sunday 31st October 2021
  • Open Event: Saturday 25th September 2021 
  • Open Afternoons (Ticket Only): Wednesday 6th, 13th and 20th October 2021
  • Fair Banding Tests: Saturday 13th November 2021
  • National Offer Day: 1st March 2022


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.