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 2022

Our Pupil Admission Number (PAN) for Year 7 in 2022 is 240.

In 2021, due to COVID restrictions we had to offer a different format to our admission process. The links for documents relating to 2021 admissions are available below for your reference:

If you have any questions about the transition to Year 7, please contact:
Mrs Tina Rumming, Pastoral Manager and Head of Year 7
E: T. 0116 281 7028 (Direct Line)

Transition from Year 6 to Year 7

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:                  T: 0116 281 7001 (Direct Line) or 0116 287 9921 ext.286

Mrs Tina Rumming, Pastoral Manager and Head of Year 7:        T: 0116 281 7016 (Direct Line) or 0116 2879921 ext.234

Mrs Michelle Tointon, SENDCO:          T: 0116 281 7005 (Direct Line) or 0116 2879921 ext.288

  • All documentation is added to our website as it is prepared so parents/carers can view it easily for their ongoing reference.
  • Click here to few examples of documents issued for Year 7 intake 2021.

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: 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:

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 (  You can apply through PS16 even if your current school has not registered.

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

E: or T: 0116 281 7015

Prospectus – Key Stage 5

Course Guide