Admission arrangements

Outcomes Focused, Child Centred
Northern Education Trust

Admission arrangements

Outcomes Focused, Child Centred
Northern Education Trust

Admission arrangements

Recently Kearsley Academy consulted with stakeholders to increase our Published Admission Number (PAN) from 150 places to 180 places. The Local Authority had already asked the academy to take more than 150 students in September 2019.

Please therefore note that the PAN has been temporarily increased from 1st September 2019 for two academic years, and increased permanently thereafter from 1st September 2021. Further details are available in the Bolton Admissions booklet below.

Kearsley Academy is an 11 – 18 Northern Education Trust Academy. As an academy within the Bolton authority we admit students under the general criteria for admission as published by Bolton Council.

The academy is a comprehensive school and will accept children of all abilities. This means no child is offered a place or refused a place on the basis of his or her general ability.
The academy recognises that all children, including those resident outside the Borough, have an equal right to apply for a place.

The academy will admit a pupil into any year group throughout the academic year if parents request a transfer which is agreed to by the Local Education Authority after consultation with the academy. NB If the transfer is from another secondary school within the Local Authority then consultation will take place with that school before transfer is finally agreed.

Click here for more information visit Bolton Council’s Secondary School Places

2020 Admissions

The following link will take you to the Local Authority portal to apply for primary and secondary school places for September 2020.

  • Secondary school admissions will open from Tuesday 27th August 2019.
  • Secondary school admissions will close on Thursday 31st October

To apply for a place online – the Bolton Council Website is available here.

Bolton Admission to Secondary School 2020 Document

Kearsley Academy follows the admissions information as outlined in the Bolton Authority Admissions Booklet.

For admissions relating to SEND students, Kearsley Academy also follows the guidance set out in the Bolton Admissions Booklet found below.


For more information please contact Mrs M Flynn – Vice Principal.

Kearsley Academy is a member of the Northern Education Trust.
We constantly focus on standards as we understand outcomes are paramount. Our decision making is driven entirely by what is best for children. By doing this we enhance the life chances of the children and young people in our care.