Welcome to your transition from Year 11 to Year 12 at The Leigh Academy

Despite the way Year 11 ended for you, we hope you are excited about returning to school in September and beginning the next stage of your education with us. We are certainly looking forward to welcoming you into our thriving Post-16.

To help you to get ready for September, we would like to ask you to complete some pre-course learning at home. Each subject we offer has a task or series of tasks for you to complete and bring with you to your first lesson in September. Each subject teacher has also recorded a short video about themself and their subject, so that you can start to get to know your new teachers. Find the subjects you have chosen to study via the menu at the top of the page.

Step 1: Watch the introductory video below, where you will meet Mrs Collins (the Principal) and the members of the Post-16 Team.

Step 2: Find your chosen subjects from the menu and watch the videos, before completing the pre-course tasks.

Before you join us in September, make sure you have taken a look at this guide to Transition to Post-16 at The Leigh Academy.

Transition to Post-16 at The Leigh Academy (1).pdf

If you have any questions about admissions or subject choices, email Mrs Pepper-Newlan (Admissions Coordinator): gina.pepper-newlan@leighacademy.org.uk . If you have any general questions about Post-16, email Mr Forcella-Burton (Director of Post-16): lee.forcellaburton@leighacademy.org.uk .

GCSE results day is Thursday 20th August and enrolment will take place that day (see below).

See you in August and good luck with the transition tasks!


You will be able to enrol for Post-16 on Thursday 20th August. Leigh Academy students will collect their GCSE results and enrol for Post-16 that morning, while students joining us from other schools will enrol that afternoon:

Darwin College: 9.30am

Da Vinci College: 10.00am

Chaucer College: 10.30am

Brunel College: 11.00am

External students: 1.00pm - 3.00pm

If you are enrolling as an external student, you will need to bring with you: a parent or carer, proof of your GCSE results, proof of your date of birth and proof of your home address. Leigh Academy students do not need to bring these with them to enrol. If you are unable to attend results and enrolment day, please contact Mrs Julie Howell (Post-16 Administrator) to book an appointment to enrol before the start of the academic year: julie.howell@leighacademy.org.uk / 01322-620439.

Year 12 students will start school on Monday 7th September.

The Leigh Academy is part of Leigh Academies Trust