Current Admissions Policy (For September 2020 intake and Current Mid-Term Admissions).
Having joined TMET (The Mead Educational Trust) in September 2017, Orchard Mead Academy (Formerly Hamilton Academy) act’s as it’s own admissions authority and as such we are responsible for setting the criteria for admission and their interpretation; however, at all times we will act in accordance with the School Admissions Code published by the Department for Education. The Academy has decided to remain part of the Leicester City admissions process and, therefore, the local authority administers all admissions to the Academy.
The current admissions policy can be seen here.
Admissions Policy (for September 2021 Onwards)
Following a consultation period (18 December 2019 to 29 January 2020) Orchard Mead Academy changed its policy for admissions arrangements for the 2021/22 academic year and subsequent years. The change to policy has reduced the school’s Planned Admissions Number (PAN) from 240 to 210.
The new policy is effective from the September 2021 year 7 intake, and can be seen here.
Leicester City School Appeals – Appeals should be made by 29th March.
Orchard Mead Academy’s catchment area can be found here.
The school admissions timetable for appeals can be found here.