Information for Prospective Year 7 Parents

We exist for one reason; To help the children in our community become independent, capable, resilient young people, ready for life and work.

As your child embarks on the next stage of their educational journey the selection of the right school for your child is vital. The step up into secondary school can be challenging and exciting in equal measure, and we recognise that you are looking for a safe and friendly environment whilst at the same time an educational establishment that brings the best out in your child.

At Countesthorpe Academy with everything we do, we aim for everyone in our school community to ‘be the best they can be’.


Student Satisfaction Ratings

Based on our most recent student satisfaction survey conducted in September 2021


of our Students rate our school as safe


of our Students are happy at our school


Learn more about our amazing academy by downloading a PDF copy of our prospectus

Our Curriculum Offer

The Curriculum is at the heart of the learning experience at Countesthorpe Academy, and is designed to provide a balance of key skills, knowledge and values in a core curriculum of English, Maths and Science. We want students to leave us equipped to succeed in life.
We ensure there is a clear focus on core subjects alongside ensuring students have quality learning experiences in the Arts, Humanities, Languages, Music and Physical Education.

Students learning is further enhanced through a Personal Development Programme which builds skills needed as students move onto the next stage in their education.

In Year 7 and 8 students are provided with the foundations that they need to succeed at GCSE.


The Real LiFE Curriculum

This progressive and exciting model of teaching and learning is heavily influenced by incredibly successful schools across the globe and brings learning to life like never before.  It is based on the latest global educational research and is geared towards preparing our students to thrive in an ever changing and unpredictable world. Through this curriculum model, our students will learn much more than facts; they learn to develop a wide range of skills and competencies that will enable them to contribute positively to the world around them.

Come and see for yourself!

A great way to learn more about our school is to book a place on one of our "See Learning in Action Tours".

Taking place during the school day, our ‘see learning in action’ tours help to show you what our school has to offer your child, and how we will help them to become successful and resilient young adults who achieve their potential.

You’ll be able to see how your child benefits from our huge investment in our teaching, learning and facilities, our brand new purpose built school building, including our amazing activity studio, arts and design rooms as well as new toilet blocks, new HiVE Sixth Form area.

September 2022 will be a truly exciting time to join our academy, with so many amazing things happening, so come and visit us and find a welcoming school in the heart of the local community, that is dedicated to ensuring your child is the best they can be.

Book your place here -

Your Support - the key to success

We are committed to success and achievement, but we don’t do it alone.

We are clear what we expect from students, and they are clear what they can expect from us. Education is a partnership, and a vital part of that partnership is parents. We will make sure you know exactly what is happening with your child, and we’ll work closely with you.

Partnerships start with a conversation, and we welcome direct contact with parents regarding all aspects of your child’s time with Countesthorpe Academy.

Support with Homework

Homework is recorded electronically by staff using Satchel One which complements our use of learning technologies. This enables us much greater flexibility when setting assignments and projects which can now extend far beyond traditional paper based tasks. Satchel One also allows students to keep track of their progress and meet deadlines while enabling parents and guardians to remain informed about the work that has been set.

Reporting and target setting

Students in all year groups have formal assessment points throughout the year and reports are sent home at regular intervals. Parents’ Evenings held throughout the year provides an opportunity to discuss your child’s progress with their tutors and year head. As a parent we encourage you to access data about your child’s attendance, progress and effort via our Online Reporting system.

In addition, we will use email and SMS to keep you up to date.

Ready to apply?

The deadline for applications is 31st October 2021 - if you are ready to apply use the links below to apply.

Click here to visit the Leicestershire Admissions service website (for students who live in Leicestershire and are applying to study at Key Stage 3 or 4)

Click here to visit the Leicester City Admissions service website (for students who live in Leicester City and are applying to study at Key Stage 3 or 4)