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.

To apply for a place at Orchard Mead Academy, parents must submit an application via the local authority school admissions process.

Information taken from the Leicester City School admissions page:


The following key dates will help you with applying for a secondary school for year 7 admission in 2022/23.

Transfer processDates
Online applications openFriday 10 September 2021
Closing date for on-time applicationsSunday 31 October 2021
National offer dayTuesday 1 March 2022
Appeals (deadline)Wednesday 30 March 2022




Please take the time to read the information available on our webpages.  You can find details of our schools along with other important information to support you with your query.

If you still need to speak with us, ring us on: 0116 454 1009 (option 1)

Our phone lines are open Monday to Friday – 9.30am till 3pm.

Email us: [email protected]

Write to us: School Admissions Service, Customer Service Centre , York House, 91 Granby Street, Leicester, LE1 6FB.




You can appeal online for one of your preferred schools. The deadline for lodging an appeal is Tuesday 29th March 2022. Appeals lodged after this date may not be heard until after the start of the new school year.

For more information about the appeal process, please visit Appeals Guidance for Secondary Schools

Appeals should be made by Tuesday 29th March 2022.

Orchard Mead Academy’s catchment area can be found here.


Admissions arrangement documents can be viewed below:

TMET Admissions Arrangements for Sept 2021 onwards

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