How to Apply

 

For the start of Year 7:
All applications for a place to start in Year 7 at the commencement of the new academic year must be made by 31 October. They should be made to the relevant local authority according
to where you live:

As BGLC is situated in Leicestershire, Leicestershire County Council are our admitting authority, so applications made by residents of Leicester City are transferred from the City to the County Council. At the beginning of March parents/carers and schools are notified of student allocations. We will then make contact with parents/carers who have been allocated a place with us and commence the transition process. Please see the Transition section below.

For In-Year applications – Years 7 to 11
Please see the section below.

Admission for Year 7 2021

Our Pupil Admission Number (PAN) for Year 7 in 2021 is 245. (This is an exception for one year as is usually 240).

Due to COVID-19 restrictions, we are offering our Open Evening in a different format this year. Instead of day time parent tours and an evening viewing of our campus, please click on the various links below for further information:

Until March 2021, when allocations are notified to parents/carers and the school, there will be no further contact from us. However, if you have any questions about the admission process, please contact:
Mrs Debbie Lee, Student Services Manager: dlee@brookvalegroby.com. T. 0116 281 7001 (Direct Line)

Transition

In March, we make contact with parents/carers whose child has been offered a place with us for a year 7 start at the end of August. We include various steps to ensure each student’s start with us runs smoothly and they are well prepared for their journey through into secondary education:

  • Between March and the start of the academic year we make regular contact with parents/carers by email to provide support and ongoing information.
  • An admission form is issued to gather parent/carer up to date contact information, plus background about their child – medical / special educational needs etc.
  • We liaise closely with the primary school to gather information about each student, to enable us to provide support for them.
  • Our Head of Year 7 and SENDCO visits primary schools to talk to teachers and also meet the students and give them a guide of what to expect at BGLC.
  • In July, we invite Year 6 students to attend our school for an induction/taster session. This is typically for 2 days. Students get to meet their tutor and other students in their classes. They will have lessons dedicated to providing them with a foundation of learning /our expectations, rules and processes.
  • Throughout the period, our staff are available by phone or email if parents have any concerns or queries:

Mrs Debbie Lee, Student Services Manager:
dlee@brookvalegroby.com                  T.0116 281 7001 (Direct Line)

Mrs Jayne Jordan, Head of Year 7, 2021:
JJordan@brookvalegroby.com            T. 0116 2879921 ext.256

Mrs Michelle Tointon, SENDCO:
mtointon@brookvalegroby.com           T. 0116 2879921 ext.288

In-Year Admissions

For Key Stage 3 and 4 – Years 7 to 11

Our operational admission number for Years 7 to 11 is 240. Once this number is reached, we will only accept applications from families who live in our catchment area*. If you are considering making a request to transfer to us during the academic year, please contact:

Mrs Debbie Lee, Student Services Manager: dlee@brookvalegroby.com. T. 0116 281 7001 (Direct Line)

You will then be advised if spaces are available in the year group for your child and how to proceed with your application.

In year transfers requests should be made direct to Leicestershire County Council via an online application:

(*With the exception of students with special circumstances – children in care or with special education needs. Please see our policy for more information).

Admission Documents and Policies

 Admission Documents
An admission form must be completed prior to a student starting at BGLC. The form and documents associated with it are shown here:

 Policies
At BGLC we have adopted the admissions policy of our local authority, Leicestershire County Council. The policy includes entry criteria to the school, feeder school and catchment area details. Oversubscription, waiting lists and the appeals process is also detailed within the policy.

 

Prospectus – Key stage 3 and 4

 

Admission to Post 16

Key Stage 5Years 12 and 13

The entry criteria for students is 6 GCSEs at grade 4 or above in a range of subjects including an English and Maths.

To apply for Post 16 please apply through Positive Steps 16 (ps16.co.uk).  You can apply through PS16 even if your current school has not registered.

  • Post 16 Welcome
  • Post 16 Course Booklet 
  • Post 16 Subject Information 2021-2022
  • Post 16 Student Handbook

If you require any further information regarding Post 16 study please do not hesitate to contact a member of the Post 16 Team:

E: post16@brookvalegroby.com or T: 0116 281 7015

 

Prospectus – Key Stage 5