If you have received an offer of a place at Abbs Cross Academy, I would like to take this opportunity to welcome you. I take great pride in the fact that you have entrusted the secondary education of your child to us here at Abbs Cross Academy.  The relationship between parents and school is vital in ensuring that your child has the opportunity to explore their talents and are given the chances to achieve their best.  Successful transition from Primary to Secondary School is crucial in ensuring that your child gets off to a flying start.  As such there are a number of important dates to note:

We will be in touch with you in the summer term to confirm transitions arrangements once we have further guidance from the government on school opening.


In-year and standard admission enquiries should be addressed to the Local Authority, School Admissions Team.

The School Admissions Team
9th Floor
Mercury House
Mercury Gardens

Tel. No.: 01708 434600

School admissions for September 2020


Year 7 Entry – September 2021

Prospective Parents’ Evening: 17th September 2020(TBC once public health guidance is received)

We hope that our Open Evening for Year 7 entry in September 2021 will take place on the 17th September 2020 – we will not be able to confirm arrangements for the evening until we receive guidance.

We hope that we will still be able to offer tours in school time but this is also subject to further advice,

Performing Arts Places

Secondary Transfer (Year 6 to 7)

  1. Where a pupil seeks admission to the School on the basis of their aptitude in Performing Arts, applicants will be invited to the School for an audition on Thursday 8th October 2020(tbc). The audition will comprise of aptitude tests in one of the disciplines of music, drama or dance. This is explained in more detail on the supplementary application form. Parents will be notified of the outcome of the audition prior to the closing date for applications.
  2. Six places will be allocated to each of the disciplines. Should these not be filled the remaining places will be allocated to the next best students from any of the three disciplines (taking the total to the allotted 10%)
  3. When the pupils are in the School the courses open to them will be those open to all pupils of the School, though it is expected that such pupils will continue with their extra-curricular Arts studies throughout their period at the School.
  4. If a pupil admitted under B iii) leaves the school, the Arts place may be offered to an Arts applicant held on the waiting list in the relevant year group. Where there is no suitable applicant, the place will be offered in accordance with B i), ii) or B iv).

Performing Arts Application Form

Please note the performing arts application form will be available at the Prospective Parents’ Evening.