How to Apply

If you would like to apply for a place for your child in Year 7 at The Hyndburn Academy, parents/carers must complete the online Lancashire Common Application Form  published by Lancashire County Council. Information regarding the completion of the form can be obtained from your child’s primary school or from the council offices.  Parents/Carers will be notified in writing of the outcome of their application.

More information about our admissions criteria can be found in the schools on our polices page.

If you would like the Academy to have further information that would support your Child’s application to the Academy then please request a supplementary information form from the Academy and return to us by the closing date stated on the form.

This form is a supportive document;  please make sure you also fill in the Lancashire Common Application Form.

Admissions 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f) If false or misleading information is used to gain entry to the Academy, the offer of a place will be withdrawn and the application cancelled.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

Appeals Process

Parents will have the right of appeal to an Independent Appeal Panel if they are dissatisfied with admission decisions of the Academy. The Appeal Panel will be independent of the Academy. The Academy will prepare guidance for parents about the appeals process and provide parents with a named contact who can answer any enquiries parents may have about the process.

What to do next:

Contact Pupil Access Team East and request an appeals and reserve list form from:

44 Union Rd
Tel: 01254 220711

Parents/Carers can download appeals and reserve list forms from LCC Website.

Once you have completed an appeal form you should return it to us here at the Academy.

In Year Admissions

If you wish to apply for a place at The Hyndburn Academy for Year 7 after December 31st or in any other year group, please contact the Academy to enquire if there are any places available. If the year group is full, then you will be added to the waiting list for the relevant year group. The waiting list is compiled in accordance with the Academy Admissions Policy.

The Academy Admissions Policy places great emphasis upon family values and equity. The admissions applications will be considered against the admissions criteria for the current year in which you are applying to join the school.

The Academy’s in year appeals process is managed by Lancashire County Council and is completely independent of the Academy. If you wish to appeal for a place in a year group that is full then please contact the local area access team at the following address:

Area Pupil Access Team East
44 Union Rd

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