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YEar 9 applications are closed for September 2023, if you'd like any further information on spaces becoming available, please contact crystal ragnall on 01254 819567
Open to all
We are a state school, funded by the Department of Education. There are no fees and no entrance exam.
Key Stage 4
There are no specific entry requirements to join us in Year 9. Pupils must demonstrate a strong interest in the Creative sector, game design sector or care sector and attend a pathway meeting to discuss their options.
Key Stage 5
We do have specific entry requirements for Year 12.
Students are expected to achieve a minimum of 5 GCSEs at Grade 4 / Grade C or above to be able to study in our sixth form. Students choosing A Level options, should usually have a minimum of Grade 6 in relevant GCSE subjects, including maths and/or English where appropriate.
For in-year applications, please contact the school for more details
All applicants who have applied for a Year 9 place at the academy and have been refused have a right to appeal that decision to an Independent Appeal Panel. Full details on the appeals process, timetable and booklet for parents is available on Blackburn with Darwen Council website – see link below: