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Throughout the application and enrolment process we receive a lot of similar questions from students. Is the information you are looking for listed below? If not, please contact us.

I made a mistake on my application form. What do I do?

If you made a mistake on your application form, please email us at with the details, and we will update your application for you.

Please do not submit another application.

I did not apply by the deadline. Can I still join LAE?

We would encourage all students to apply, even if the application is late. We will then keep you up-to-date with information regarding your application and what to do if you would like to enrol in August.

In line with our oversubscription criteria and admissions policy, late applications will only be considered after those received before the deadline.

Please attend our Enrolment Day once you have received your GCSE results and we will consider your application. 

What is the dress code at LAE?

Our dress code is designed to both personally embody and publicly reflect, the high expectations and professional ethos of the academy.

As a guide, when deciding how to dress, always aim to present yourself as you would for an interview at a top university or professional role in a company.

Compulsory items

All sixth formers must wear smart business attire to include:

  • a smart suit jacket/blazer
    single-coloured in a plain, dark fabric
  • a collared shirt with LAE tie or sleeved blouse
    single-coloured in a plain fabric
  • a tailored suit trouser or tailored skirt (no shorter than knee-length)
    single-coloured in a plain, dark fabric
  • smart work shoes
    dark, single-coloured with a low heel
  • your LAE lanyard and ID badge

Optional items

In addition to the mandatory items above, students may wear the following optional items:

  • V-neck or round-neck jumper
    single-coloured in a plain fabric. The collar and tie must be visible (if warn)
  • Tights
    plain, single-coloured
  • Jewellery
    discreet and appropriate for the workplace
  • Make up and nail varnish
    discreet and appropriate for the workplace
  • Outerwear
    no outerwear should be warn in the building


LAE staff reserve the right to challenge sixth formers, and make decisions, regarding acceptable items of clothing and appearance. Sixth formers who fail to meet these expectations may be asked to return home to change and persistent failure to do so will lead to sanctions.


All sixth formers are expected to wear the LAE sports kit for all sports activities.

When is enrolment?

Our Enrolment Day is on the same day you receive your GCSE results in August. LAE will be open all day on both the Thursday and the Friday. All offer-holders and applicants are invited to attend our Enrolment Day to: confirm your GCSE grades, meet our Lead Teaches, agree your A level subject choices and enrol at LAE.