Admissions For Referral


The New Level Academy provides places for students who are outside of mainstream education. The school’s capacity is up to 20 KS4 students. Students are referred by schools and local education authorities from across London.

The full admissions policy is available on our website.


Young people aged 13-16 can obtain a placement at the New Level Academy following a referral by a local authority, or from a maintained school/academy, and will be dual registered at New Level Academy and at the referring school.

Students referred from a local authority (for example those with an EHCP or who do not have a mainstream school place) will be single registered at the New Level Academy.

The student will be invited to New Level Academy for interview with parent/carer. If the student is offered a place, the commissioner will complete all parts of the referral form and agree an SLA with the New Level Academy to secure the placement. It should be noted that children who have an Education Healthcare Plan (EHCP) which names the New Level Academy will be allocated places in the first instance.


To provide the student with the best possible chance to integrate well we have a transparent com- missioning process with clearly defined stages to ensure a successful transition into the New Level Academy. They are:

  • a rigorous consultation process, including an interview, that includes the Academy SLT, represent- atives from the host school, local authority, parents / carers and other relevant organisations as appropriate.
  • the host school and / or local authority provides all existing and available student records, related academic performance data and statutory records, e.g. attainment at KS2 and KS3, attendance, behaviour, SEN, and exclusion records.
  • a detailed induction with the student to spell out the expectations of the Academy in terms of behaviour, attitudes and attendance.
  • a temporary placement period of 10 days so that the suitability of the placement can be assessed.
  • allocation of a mentor who will provide ongoing support and challenge throughout their placement with us.