Unsworth Academy

Admissions Policy

Admissions policy for community secondary schools 
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Children with an Education, Health and Care Plan, will be given a place at the school named
on their EHCP.
When schools are oversubscribed, priority for allocation of places will be as follows:-
1. Children in public care (Looked After Children) and previously looked after children.
Previously looked after children are children who were looked after, but ceased to be
so because they were adopted (or became subject to a child arrangements order or
special guardianship order).(1) (2)
2. Children who live within the catchment area. (3)
3. Children who will have an older brother or sister in the school in September 2020.
For this purpose, a brother or sister may be a full or step-brother or a full or stepsister, living at the same address, at the time of admission.
4. Other children.
If applications are received after the closing date, they will be dealt with as late applications, and
will not be considered until after those applications which were received on time.
If there is over-subscription in any category, places will be offered using a straight line distance
measurement from home to school. The distance will be measured using the Local Authority’s
computerised mapping system, which measures from the address point of the home property to the
address point of the school as defined by Bury Council’s LLPG (Local Land and Property Gazetteer).
Those living closer to the school on this basis will receive the higher priority.
Where the final place in a year group can be taken by two or more children living an equal
distance from the school, (for example two children living in the same block of flats) the Local
Authority will then use random allocation to decide which of the children can be offered a place.
Where a child has parents with shared responsibility and lives with each parent for part of the week,
the home address will be decided by using the name & address of the parent/carer to whom the
Child Benefit payment is paid.
If there is a situation where only one place is available and the next children to be offered are twins
or triplets, both twins or the three triplets will be offered places.
1st, 2nd and 3rd preferences for all secondary schools in Bury will be considered equally.
If you wish to give reasons for your preferences you may do so. However, parents should note that
the criteria given above are the criteria which will be used to offer places.
Parents are only entitled to one appeal for an individual school each year. A re-appeal would only be
considered if new evidence became available which could not have been made available at the
original appeal hearing.
1 This includes children who were adopted under the Adoption Act 1976 (see section 12 adoption orders) and children who
were adopted under the terms of the Adoption and Children Act 2002. See Section 46 (adoption orders).
2 Child arrangements orders are defined in section 8 of the Children Act 1989, as amended by section 12 of the Children and
Families Act 2014. Child arrangements orders replace residence orders and any residence order enforced prior to 22nd
April 2014 is deemed to be a child arrangements order.
3 Catchment area maps are published on the website at www.bury.gov.uk.
The Admission polices for our voluntary aided schools can be found on our website at

GCSE Results 2020


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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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