Admissions Arrangements

Admission Arrangements for Students Transferring from Primary to Secondary School

In accordance with the Department for Education (DfE) School Admissions Code, Halton Local Authority (LA) has agreed a coordinated scheme for admissions to primary and secondary schools. Full details can be found at:

www.halton.gov.uk/schooladmissions

Parents can also speak to Mrs Snagg, Transition and Community Development Leader, at OBA about their child’s move from primary school to the Academy. Parents are welcome to attend our open evening, can request to look round the school during the school day, or arrange to come in and speak to Mrs Snagg to discuss any concerns or questions they may have about their child’s transition to secondary school.

Ormiston Bolingbroke Academy has the following agreed admission numbers for the year 2017/18 and, subject to any changes approved or required by the Secretary of State, for subsequent years.

180 for pupils in Years 7-11

Where the number of applications for admission is greater than the published admission number, applications will be considered against the criteria set out below. After the admission of pupils with statements of Special Education Needs where the Academy is named on the statement, the criteria will be applied as follows:

  1. Admission of children in public care.
  2. Students with elder brothers or sisters including half brothers and sisters and unrelated children living together as part of the same household attending the school and expected to continue in the following year.
  3. Admission of students living nearest to the school measured using an Ordnance Survey address point system which measures straight-line distances in kilometres or metres from the address point of the school to the address point of the place of permanent residence of the pupil.

 Timetable for Admissions to Secondary School in September 2018

In-Year Admissions

Applications for in-year admissions are considered in the same way as those made at the beginning of the academic and are dealt with in accordance with the local authority guidelines. Parents/carers wishing to seek a place outside the normal intake round in September for Years 7-11 should contact the Academy for an In-Year Common Application Form or visit the ‘Change of School’ tab at www.halton.gov.uk/schooladmissions, or contact the Child Place Planning Team on: 0151 511 7271/ 7338.

Right of Appeal

If we are unable to offer a school place, you have the right to appeal. You will find details of how to make an appeal in the admission letter you receive outlining your offer.

Appeals received by the deadline of 30th March 2017 should be heard within 40 school days. Appeals received after this deadline may not be heard within this block of appeals, but should be heard within 30 school days of the appeal being lodged where possible.

Appeals for children refused a place at a preferred school as a result of an in-year transfer application should be heard within 30 school days of the appeal being lodged where possible.

Sixth Form Admission Arrangements

For September 2017 the Academy has capacity for 350 students in the Sixth Form. It will not admit external applicants unless it is undersubscribed by students progressing from its own Year 11 and in such circumstances it will apply the same academic entry requirements as it does to students already on roll in the Academy.

To apply you need to complete the Academy’s Sixth Form Admissions Form and submit this directly to the Academy by 31st January 2017.

Late applications will only be considered where there are surplus places in the Academy/course(s) applied for once the oversubscription criteria has been applied.

If more applications are received than the number of places specified then the criteria applied at Year 7 will be used to determine admission.


If you need assistance with your application please contact the Academy on 01928 711643 or email: admin@ob-ac.co.uk

Our Admissions Policy can be found on our Policy Page.