Unsworth Academy

Access Policy Statement

This policy statement sets out the school’s arrangements for managing the access of providers to learners at the school for the purpose of giving them information about the provider’s education or training offer. This complies with the school’s legal obligations under Section 42B of the Education Act 1997.

Introduction to this policy

Learner entitlement
All learners in Years 8-11 are entitled to:

  • find out about technical education qualifications and apprenticeships opportunities, as part of a careers programme which provides information on the full range of education and training options available at each transition point;
  • hear from a range of local providers about the opportunities they offer, including technical education and apprenticeships – through options events, assemblies and group discussions and taster events;
  • understand how to make applications for the full range of academic and technical courses.

Management of provider access requests Procedure
A provider wishing to request access should contact Mr Orrell, Assistant Principal. Telephone: 0161 796 9820, Email: information@unsworth.shaw-education.org.uk

Opportunities for access
A number of events, integrated into the school careers programme, will offer providers an opportunity to come into school to speak to learners and/or their parents/carers.

The table below shows an overview of opportunities throughout the year, this document will be updated regularly and further opportunities added.

 Autumn TermSpring TermSummer Term
Year 7 ProgrammeYear 7 ResidentialScience Week – STEM Activities20th-22nd November 2019
Year 8 ProgrammeInspire to Aspire Programme -cohort 1Science Week – STEM Activities.
World of Work Day
Year 8 Future Pathways Evening
Careers Fair
Inspire to Aspire Programme- cohort 2 & 3
Inspire to Aspire Programme –cohort 4
Year 9 ProgrammeInspire to Aspire Programme – cohort 1Careers Speed Dating
Careers Fair
Science Week – STEM Activities
Inspire to Aspire Programme-cohort 2 & 3
University Visit- History
Inspire to Aspire Programme –cohort 4
Year 10 ProgrammeBarclays Lifeskills Programme – Enterprise Skills
SET Graduation – Keele University
Duke of Edinburgh
Barclays Lifeskills Programme
Science Week – STEM Activities
Motivational Guest Speaker
Duke of Edinburgh
Barclays Lifeskills Programme
Duke of Edinburgh
Introduction to Apprenticeships
Careers Advisor meetings
Bury College Taster Day
Year 11 ProgrammeAssemblies from Post 16 providers
College Applications
Mock Interview Day
Year 11 Flying Start Evening
Careers Advisor meetings
NCS Programme launch
GCSE Support Evening
University Visit- History
Careers Advisor meetings
Apprenticeship Workshop
College Interviews
College Interviews
NCS Programme begins after the GCSE Exams

Premises and facilities
The school will make the main hall, classrooms or private meeting rooms available for discussions between the provider and learners, as appropriate to the activity. The school will also make available AV and other specialist equipment to support provider presentations. This will all be discussed and agreed in advance of the visit with Mr Orrell, Assistant Principal.

Providers are welcome to leave a copy of their prospectus or other relevant course literature at reception and this information will then be disseminated to learners. 

GCSE Results 2020


Entering EBacc

EBacc Average Points Score


Grade 5 or above in English & Maths GCSE


Maths 4+ (Standard Pass)

Progress 8 Score

Attainment 8 Score


% Staying in Education or Entering Employment


English 4+ (Standard Pass)

Get In Touch

Location: Unsworth Academy, Parr Lane, Bury. BL9 8LP

Telephone: 0161 796 9820

Email: information@unsworth.shaw-education.org.uk

For general enquiries please ask for Miss Charlotte Allen, Operations Manager

Privacy Policy (excerpt)

Unsworth Academy collects a lot of data and information about our pupils so that we can run effectively as a school.  This privacy notice explains how and why we collect pupils’ data, what we do with it and what rights parents and pupils have. 

Unsworth Academy is an academy within the Shaw Education Trust (“the Trust”), a multi academy trust with 10 academies. The Trust is a charitable company limited by guarantee (registration number 09067175) whose registered office is Shaw Education Trust Head Office, Kidsgrove Secondary School, Gloucester Road, Kidsgrove, ST7 4DL. The Trust is the Data Controller for all the academies within the Trust. 

The Data Protection Officer for the Trust is Natalie Kennedy, natalie.kennedy@shaw-education.org.uk.   


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