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Admission arrangements

Admissions to The Ferns Primary Academy School are controlled by Northern Education Trust/Bolton Local Authority who will consider all applicants without reference to the parent’s preference ranking for a school.


Any pupil has the right to a place at any one of the schools for which Northern Education Trust and /or Bolton Local Authority is the admission authority provided that the demand for places at a school does not exceed the admission number for that school. Initially, places will be allocated to children with a statement of special educational needs which names a particular school in part 4 of that statement.

Where demand for a school exceeds the number of places available Northern Education Trust needs to allocate places on the basis of a fair and objective method.

Any parent who would like their child to attend The Ferns Primary Academy should contact the admissions team at 01204 333333 or [email protected].

Follow the links below for further advice on admissions and appeals. Alternatively, Mrs. Wharton in the main office can help with general queries and online admissions.


Key Dates 2024-2025
Primary 2024-25 academic year Secondary 2024-25 academic year
Apply from 17th November 2023 21st June 2023
Closing date 15th January 2024 31st October 2023
National Offer Day 16th April 2024 1st March 2024
Last day for appeal requests 14th May 2024 28th March 2024
Appeal hearings June / July 2024 May / June / July 2024
The Ferns Primary Academy is a member of Northern Education Trust The Northern Education Trust includes a diverse range of schools across the North of England.

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