Admission arrangements for students transferring from primary to secondary school

Please note, application for September 2022 admission has now closed. Information for September 2023 admissions will be posted here in due course.

Parents can speak to Mrs Snagg, Associate Assistant Principal for Transition and Community, at OBA, about their child’s move from primary school to the academy.

Ormiston Bolingbroke Academy has the following agreed admission numbers for the year 2021-22 and, subject to any changes approved or required by the Secretary of State, for subsequent years:

  • 180 for pupils in Years 7 to 11, 2021–22

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.

Application to secondary school 2022

Applications for the primary and secondary 2022 school admissions rounds are now closed.

In-year admissions

Applications made outside the normal admissions round (in-year admissions) should be made by completing an in-year application form available from, and returnable to, the Schools Admissions Team at Halton Borough Council. 

Right of appeal 

If you wish to appeal against a decision not to admit your child to a particular school, you should contact the School Admissions department by email at [email protected] who will provide you with an appeal form. You should then submit your appeal to the same address.

The following arrangements will be made for all appeals: 

At least 10 days prior to the hearing, the clerk will notify you of the time, date and location of your appeal. Approximately 7 days before the appeal you will receive an agenda and supporting paperwork. The appeal will be heard before an independent panel who will have a copy of the appeal submitted by you. You will be notified in writing of the appeal panel’s decision and the grounds upon which it was made. The decision of the appeal panel is binding on all parties. 

Sixth Form admission arrangements 

Information will be available on our Open Days page as soon as it is available.

In the meantime, for Sixth Form admissions, please contact [email protected]

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 applications please contact the academy on 01928 711643 or email [email protected].

Our Admissions Policy can be found on the Policy Page of our website.