Apply to LAE
How to apply: a step-by-step guide
Here is a step-by-step guide that will take you from application to enrolment at LAE.
1. Attend our open day
17th November (in person) or 24th November (virtual) 2022
This is your opportunity to find out everything you need to know about LAE and our facilities and speak with our students and staff. Booking links will be available online (see Open Day) from Monday 3 October 2022.
2. Submit your online application
29th January 2023
Applications are made online and the application form will be available from Monday 31 October 2022 (see Apply to LAE Stratford). You must start your application form before 22nd January 2023 and the deadline for submission is 29th January 2023.
All applications must be supported by a reference from a teacher at your current school who will verify the information you have provided us with - this reference will be requested automatically upon completion of your online application and must be submitted by 12th February 2023, along with any changes to submitted applications.
3. Attend a guidance meeting
Once applications have closed, we will invite selected applicants to attend a guidance meeting. Due to the high volume of applications we receive, it is important we are able to ensure LAE would be the best fit for those who have applied, as well as to offer advice on subject choices and future aspirations. If you are unable to attend a guidance meeting we may still be able to make a provisional offer to you.
4. Accept your provisional offer
Having submitted an application and attended a guidance meeting, successful applicants will receive a provisional offer of a place at LAE. You must accept this offer in principle and confirm the details of your offer, including your A level subject choices, are correct.
5. Come to our welcome day
At the end of the summer term (after your GCSE exams) we will invite all provisional offer-holders to attend one of our Welcome Days: an individually timetabled afternoon of A level taster classes and an excellent opportunity to meet students, who are studying the subjects you are interested in, and our expert teaching staff. You will also receive information about enrolment and induction and life at LAE.
6. Enrol at LAE
GCSE Results Day, August 2023 - Onsite Enrolment Day, August 2023
Collect your GCSE results and if you have met, or exceeded, the conditions of your provisional offer submit your results online to LAE along with your transcripts and a scan/image of your official ID. Successful provisional offer holders will then be invited to enrol and must attend in person on enrolment day to complete their enrolment at LAE Stratford. Please note that no place at LAE Stratford is guaranteed until you have completed your enrolment.
If you did not receive a provisional offer you will be able to join a waiting list for spare places. Please note that we cannot guarantee that there will be spare places and the chances of there being any are very low.