Key Document

Robert Smyth Academy Prospectus
Our Prospectus contains information about the Academy and what we can offer.

Years 7 – 11

For entry into Year 7, you need to apply by October 31st on the Leicestershire County Council Admissions website.

Please find our admissions policy on our main policies page. Key information from the document is listed below for your assistance.

Planned Admissions Numbers (PAN) for 2024 admission

  • Year 7 – 210
  • Year 12 – 70 (external students)

Our over-subscription criteria is listed below – further details can be found in the policy.

  1. All looked after children in the care of a local authority or previously looked after children adopted immediately after being in care, or subject to a residence order or subject to a special guardianship order, or children whose exceptional social or medical needs can only be met by Robert Smyth Academy. This includes children who appear (to the admission authority) to have been in state care outside of England and have ceased to be in care as a result of being adopted, as well as children who were adopted (or subject to child arrangement orders or special guardianship orders) following having been looked after in England.  
  2. Those with a sibling attending the Academy. The sibling must be on roll at the Academy at the time of the proposed admission to the Academy.  Siblings include a brother or sister who share the same parents; a half-sibling, step-sibling or legally adopted or foster child living at the same address. 
  3. A child of a member of staff who works for the Academy, where the member of staff has been employed for two or more years at the time when the application is made or is recruited to fill a vacant post where there is a demonstrable skill shortage with priority for admission given to those children who live nearest to the Academy.
  4. Children who attend a named feeder school at the point of application
  5. Children who live nearest the Academy

Robert Smyth Feeder Schools

  • All Saints Church of England Primary School, Lubenham  
  • Billesdon Parochial Primary School  
  • Church Langton Church of England Primary School  
  • Farndon Fields Academy  
  • Fleckney Church of England Primary School  
  • Foxton Primary School  
  • Great Bowden Academy  
  • Little Bowden School, Market Harborough  
  • Market Harborough Church of England Academy  
  • Meadowdale Primary School, Market Harborough  
  • Ridgeway Primary Academy, Market Harborough  
  • St Joseph’s Catholic Voluntary Academy, Market Harborough

If you have any questions about transferring to Robert Smyth Academy, Miss K Nicholson is the College Leader with responsibility for transition.

Open Evening

We are delighted to offer families and children in Year 5 and 6 the opportunity to visit us on Thursday 5th September for our annual Open Evening. The purpose of this evening is to provide families with an insight into school life including:

  • Presentation from the Principal
  • Tours of the school with our students
  • Sports exhibitions including the newly built All Weather Pitch and Tennis Courts
  • Musical performances
  • Science experiments
  • Food tasting in our Student Restaurant
  • An opportunity to meet curriculum leaders and key members of support staff

How do I register for the Open Evening?


For insights into what we offer please visit our Virtual Open Academy page.

We know that not all parents will be able to attend the open evening in September and to support those families we will provide a number of school tours to ensure that all children have the key information that they need before choosing their secondary school. These tours will take place early in the new academic year.

Sixth Form

For all applicants, applications should be sent to us by 31st January by completing the form below. Applications after this date are possible, but there are likely to be some restrictions on the courses available as our timetable is constructed using the choices of those applying before the deadline. For questions relating to joining Robert Smyth Academy in Year 12 please contact Mr G Luhrs, Head of Sixth Form.

Apply for Sixth Form and Find Out More