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Admission Information

  • Applying for a place in Year 7

    Our normal admission year is Year 7, when we admit students from a wide range of primary schools. Applications are made according to the Lancashire County Council process.

    Our pupil admission number is 135.

    Applications to join Year 7 in September 2023  will close on 31 October 2023 at 5pm. The Local Authority will issue secondary school place offers by post - or online if you applied online - on Wednesday 1 March 2024. This will tell you if you have been successful in obtaining a place. 

  • Admission Criteria

    The Published Admission Number for Year 7 for September intake is 135. The criteria will be applied in the following order:

    a) Looked after Children and previously looked after children

    b) Children who have specific medical needs, social needs and special needs where the application is supported by written specific medical advice as to why admission to the Academy is necessary.

    c) Siblings of students who will be attending the Academy on the date when the applicant would be admitted. The term sibling means a full, step, half, adopted or fostered brother or sister, but not cousins, who lives at the same permanent address. The Academy reserves the right to ask for proof of relationship.

    d) Students who have received education within a school that is within the linked learning family federation of schools for United Learning.

    e) Children whose permanent address is closest to the Academy within the geographical priority areas of Rishton, Great Harwood, Altham and Clayton-Le -Moors.

    f) If false or misleading information is used to gain entry to the Academy, the offer of a place will be withdrawn and the application cancelled. In the event of a tie-break being necessary within any of the criteria, this will be conducted through a distance measure using a radial measure from the centre of the home to the centre of the school.

  • Waiting List

    Where in any year the Academy receives more applications for places than there are places available, a waiting list will operate. This will be maintained by the Academy and it will be open to any parent to ask for his or her child’s name to be placed on the waiting list, following an unsuccessful application. Children’s position on the waiting list will be determined solely in accordance with the oversubscription criteria

  • The Appeals Process for Year 7 Places

    The arrangements for students transferring to secondary schools in September 2024, will, as far as possible, conform to the following timetable:

    • Apply at from Friday 1 September 2023.
    • National closing date for secondary applications is Tuesday 31 October 2023.
    • Offer day is Friday 1 March 2024.
    • Deadline to be added to the waiting list is Friday 15 March
    • Deadline to request an appeal or a place on a waiting list is Tuesday 16 April 2024.
    • Appeals paperwork sent to parents week beginning Monday 13 May 2024.

    Appeals resulting from applications that are turned down for admission in September 2024 will be heard according to the following secondary admissions timetable:

    • Appeals must be lodged by 4pm on Tuesday 16 April 2024.
    • Appeals will be heard either before or on Thursday 23 May 2024.
    • Appeals for The Hyndburn Academy will be heard in two stages.

    The dates for the appeal hearings for The Hyndburn Academy have been provisionally booked to be during the months of May 2024. Appeals lodged after these dates will be heard within 40 days of the appeal deadline or 30 school days of being lodged, whichever is the later date.  Appellants will be sent notification of their appeal hearing at least 10 clear school days in advance of the hearing.

    Appellants will be sent a copy of the school's case at least seven clear working days in advance of the hearing.


  • In Year Admissions

    If you wish to apply for a place at The Hyndburn Academy during the school year, then please contact reception and ask for Miss A Beames who will explain the process, alternatively you can use the form below. 

    Click here to submit your in-year admission request

    If the school is unable to offer your child a place then you will receive written notification to inform you that a place has been refused. 

    If you have been refused a place then you may wish to appeal, please use the online link below. 

    Submit an in-year appeal online. 


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