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Year 7 intake in September 2023
Applications to the Academy should be made via the local authority/council common application form (CAF), which is available on the Manchester City Council’s website. You will need to name the Academy as one of your school preferences on that form.
Further information about the admissions process and the oversubscription criteria which are used to rank applications, can be found in the Admissions and Appeals Policy (available from the Downloads section below).
More information about the secondary school application process is available here from September.
Further information about the Academy can be found on this website or by contacting the Academy via our contact form or telephone: 0151 524 4530
An open event is planned to take place on Thursday 29 September 2022.
In-year admissions (Years 7 to 11)
There are 210 places in each of Years 7 to 11.
Where vacancies occur, places are not offered based on the length of time children have been on the list but are filled in coordination with the local authorities and in line with the oversubscription criteria. It is, therefore, possible that a child may be added to the list who qualifies more highly within the criteria than children already on the list because each time a child is added, the list will be ranked again in line with the published oversubscription criteria. Looked after children, previously looked after children, and those allocated a place at the Academy in accordance with a Fair Access Protocol (explained below) take precedence over those on a waiting list.
Where a place is available, we will look at the waiting list and children will be prioritised in accordance with the oversubscription criteria stated in the Admissions and Appeals Policy (available from the Downloads section below).
If you wish to apply for a place, you will need to complete the application form available on Manchester City Council’s website. The form needs to be returned directly to the Council. On receipt of the Application Form a copy will be sent to the Academy. If a place is available, the Academy will contact you to arrange admission. If there is no place available, then your children will be placed onto a waiting list for that term. Parents will need to re-apply each term to keep their children on the waiting list.