SUMMARY OF oversubscription criteria
The criteria which are to be used to allocate places when the Academy is oversubscribed are:
Looked after and previously looked after children, then
Children for whom the Governors accept, based on the written opinion of professional experts, that there are exceptional
medical or social circumstances affecting the child and where these needs can only be met at Albany Academy. (See note
Children of serving members of staff (see note iii below), then
Children living within the school’s geographical priority area with older brothers or sisters attending the school when the
younger child will start, (see note (iv) below) then
Children living within the school’s geographical priority area, then
Children living outside the school’s geographical priority area with older brothers or sisters still attending the school when
the younger child will start (See note (iv) below) then
Children living outside the school’s geographical priority area.
The distance criterion which will be used as the tie breaker if there is oversubscription within any of the admission criteria is a straight line (radial) measure. If Governors are unable to distinguish between applicants using the published criteria (eg twins or same block of flats) places will be offered via a random draw. The distance measure is a straight line (radial) measure centre of building to centre of building.
GEOGRAPHICAL PRIORITY AREa
Parishes of Charnock Richard, Coppull, Euxton (part*), Astley Village, Whittle-le-Woods, District of Chorley, Withnell, Wheelton, Heapey, Anglezarke, Heath Charnock, Anderton, Adlington and Rivington, Horwich, Blackrod and Haigh.
*Euxton south of railway line.
Closing date for Applications for year 7 September 2020
31 October 2019
If you wish to appeal for a place at Albany Academy, please complete the appeal form and return to school office.
The school deadline likely to be in April, 2020. It will be confirmed in due course.
Appeals for entry to Year 7 will be in May or June 2020 and announced here in due course.
Appeals are held in Preston.
Further information is available from Lancashire LA.
Albany Academy is heavily oversubscribed each year. As such we operate a waiting list for admissions which will be ranked again every time a child is added, in line with the published oversubscription criteria.