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Hope Academy is an academy for students of all faiths and none, sponsored by the Catholic Church and the Church of England. The admission number for the Academy will be 270 students in Year 7.

The Academy has agreed to follow the co-ordinated admission arrangements determined by St. Helens Local Authority.

To apply for a place in Year 7, applicants must complete the Local Authority Common Application Form issued by your home  Local Authority.

If the academy receives fewer applicants for places than it has places available, all applicants will be admitted.

If the school receives more applications for places than there are places available, the criteria used to decide which children are admitted are listed in our admissions policy.

Following negotiation with the Local Authority, children with a statement of special educational needs which names the Academy will be admitted.

At Hope Academy, we are committed to a fair and equal treatment of all individuals, regardless of disability. Applications for admission from potential students will be considered in line with the published admission arrangements. The Academy’s buildings will be accessible to students and others with disabilities, so that they may be integrated fully into Academy life. The Academy recognises that special arrangements may be required to enable students with disabilities, including specific learning difficulties, to demonstrate their capabilities and knowledge. Special arrangements will be made to enable such students to perform to the best of their ability by meeting their individual needs. The Academy will not treat a student with a disability less favourably than any other and will make reasonable adjustments to ensure the full participation and integration of disabled students.

How to apply

To apply for a place in September 2024 you will need to state Hope Academy as a preference on your home Local Authority Common Application Form.

Apply Online

Year 7 Prospectus

You can apply online at:

St Helens Local Authority Admissions

Warrington Local Authority Admissions

Wigan Local Authority Admissions

How to appeal

Parents may exercise their right to appeal to an Independent Appeal Panel if their application for a place at Hope Academy has been refused. To comply with the School Admissions Code, appeals must be heard within 40 days from the date an appeals has been logged.

St Helens Local Authority administers appeals on behalf of the Governing Body of Hope Academy, more information can be found at:

St Helens Local Authority - admissions appeals

In-year admission arrangements

To apply for a place applicants have to complete the in-year common application/preference form issued by the St Helens Local Authority.

St Helens Local Authority in-year admissions

For further information or queries please contact:

The Admissions Secretary
Hope Academy
Ashton Road, Newton-le-Willows
Merseyside   WA12 0AQ
Tel: 01744 671930

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