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Sixth Form

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Countesthorpe Academy is always open to applications from students wishing to study with us at Key Stage 3, 4 or at 6th Form.

Students are admitted to Countesthorpe Academy in accordance with the Leicestershire Local Authority (LA). You can find out more about our admissions policies in our policies section here.

Priority for admission is given to the children of parents who live in our catchment area as currently designated by the LA. This includes the villages of Countesthorpe, Blaby, Arnesby, Shearsby, Kilby, Foston, Peatling Magna, Broughton Astley, Cosby,Whetstone, Sutton in the Elms and Glen Parva.

We are always happy to consider applications from parents who reside outside this catchment area and we receive a number each year. This provision is made assuming that there are places within our planned admission number, which is the number of students in Year 7 that the Academy can take. Contact the Academy in the first instance if you would like further information, be put on our mailing list for out of catchment, or to arrange a visit to see the Academy in action.

The Indicative Admission Number (IAN) is set by the local education authority (Leicestershire County Council). The current IAN is 300.

Our operational capacity* for 2023/24 for each year group is

From Sept 2023 Number On Roll Operational Capacity for 2023/2024
Year 7 222 300
Year 8 205 210
Year 9 155 160
Year 10 205 210
Year 11 220 230

The following primary schools will all have feeder status:


  • Badgerbrook
  • Blaby Stokes
  • Whetstone St Peters
  • Blaby Thistly Meadow
  • Kilby Primary School
  • Arnesby Primary school

Significant time, effort and resources are devoted to creating the most positive transition process for all incoming students. In the term prior to arrival at the Academy, our staff visit all the feeder schools and hold detailed discussions about each new entrant, in order to ascertain individual needs, organise support, and allocate students to the appropriate courses.

*subject to governor approval