Admission to the


Small Heath Leadership Academy is part of Star Academies. As an 11-16 progressive and inclusive community Academy.

As we journey through the “new normal” we want to ensure that our Academy and local community remains safe, happy and able to shine!
Therefore, this year we will offer perspective parents and students opportunities to learn about our Academy via our Virtual Open Tour.

Please find a copy of our prospectus using the link below. If you require any further information please do not hesitate to contact us at the Academy on 0121464 7997.

We look forward to receiving your application.

School Prospectus 2021-2022

Virtual Tour

Our virtual tour is a chance for you to see our amazing learning environment and what we have on offer here at Small Heath Leadership Academy.

Click on the video below to explore our classrooms and social areas.

Open Day Tour Video

Small Heath Highlights

Our mission is to promote a culture of educational excellence, from within a caring and secure environment enriched with the values of discipline, mutual care and respect, which extends beyond the Academy into the wider community.

Live Principal’s Address

Our Principal’s presentation can be viewed by clicking on the link below.

Principal’s Presentation

The Academy is part of Star Academies. As an 11-18 progressive and inclusive community Academy, the Governing Body will consider all applications equally.

In order to help you to understand the admission process better, we have produced a number of documents listed below. Please read the documents carefully. We hope you will find them helpful and informative. Further information is also available by visiting:

If, after reading the listed documents, you wish to discuss any aspects of the admission arrangements, please contact the Academy.

Admissions – Policies
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Determined Admission Arrangements 2020 Download
Determined Admission Arrangements 2021 Download
Determined Admission Arrangements 2022 Download
Admissions – Supporting Documentation
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Admission Arrangements for Year 6 to Year 7 Download
Admission of Children Outside the Normal Age Group Download
Appeal Dates Download
Appeals Guidance Download
Appeals Guidance Addendum Download
In – Year Admission Download
In-Year Application Form Download
Waiting List Download