Starting secondary school can be a dauting time for many. That is why we place great emphasis on ensuring that the transition from primary to secondary education is as smooth as possible.
Year 6 students and their families are welcome to make an appointment and visit us at any time, and we regularly welcome local primary pupils to the academy for a variety of activities.
E-ACT (the “Academy Trust”) is the admissions authority for The Oldham Academy North. The Academy Trust will comply with the requirements of the Funding Agreement, the School Admissions Code and the Admission Appeals Code, and recognises that its ‘relevant area’ is Oldham Council since this is the local authority area within which the Academy is located. The policy is reviewed annually by the Trust.
Student admission numbers
The academy’s planned admission numbers for 2023/24 are:
- 300 students in Year 7
- 300 students in Year 8
- 300 students in Year 9
- 300 students in Year 10
- 300 students in Year 11
How to apply for Year 7 in September 2024
To apply for a place at The Oldham Academy North, an application must be made online on Oldham Council’s website: please click here to be directed to the admissions page. Applications must be received by the local authority before 5pm on 31st October 2023.
|Stage of Process||Date|
|Application period starts||1st August 2023|
|Closing date for applications||5pm on 31st October 2023|
|National Offer Day||1st March 2024|
|Transition Day||July 2024 - exact dates to be confirmed|
|Term Starts||September 2024|
Parents whose children have not been offered their preferred schools will be informed of their right to appeal by the local authority. Appeals are administered by the Local Authority. Parents who wish to appeal should contact the Oldham Council School Appeals team on 0161 770 4213 or via email on firstname.lastname@example.org.
- Appeal form available 1 March 2024 (www.oldham.gov.uk)
- Closing date to submit appeal form 12 April 2024
- Last week for appeal hearings 8 July 2024
How to apply for in-year transfers
Applications to attend the Academy outside the normal admissions round should be made to Oldham Council School admissions (click here). Once the application is made, the Academy will offer a place provided there is a vacancy in that appropriate year group. Admission of one child does not give a right of admission for any siblings if places are not available at the same time. The Academy’s oversubscription criteria is adhered to at all times.
Once a place has been offered, the Academy must receive acceptance of that place within 5 working days or you will lose the offer of a place and considered to have declined a place.
Waiting lists are not maintained on a ‘first come, first served’ basis. Waiting lists are kept in the priority order as explained in the oversubscription criteria. Places are offered from the waiting list throughout the year. Children may move down the waiting list if another family, with a higher priority under the oversubscription criteria, ask for their child’s name to be added to the waiting list. The position on a waiting list does not depend upon the time they have been on the list.
The waiting list will be closed at the end of each academic year and will not roll over. A new application will have to be made for a new academic year.
Fair Access Protocol
The purpose of the Fair Access Protocols is to ensure that, outside the normal admissions round, unplaced children, especially the most vulnerable, are found and offered a place quickly, so that the amount of time any child is out of school is kept to the minimum. This is why every local authority is required to have in place a Fair Access Protocol, developed in partnership with local schools.
Where there are more applications than there are places available, places will be allocated based on the following order of priority;
- Looked after or previously looked after children
- Children with an educational health and care plan (EHCP) where TOAN is referred to in that plan
- Children with siblings currently attending the school and who will continue to do so on the date of admission
- Children who live nearest the academy
Within each of these categories, priority is given to those who live nearest the school.
The Department for Education appeals code
For the DfE’s admissions appeals code click here.
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