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2020-2021 consultation *now ended*

The consultation has now ended.

Consultation on changes to the proposed admissions arrangements for 2020/21 at Great Academies Education Trust.


Consultation Period: 11 October 2018 to 29 November 2018


The consultation invites you to give your views about the proposed admission arrangements for Great Academies Education Trust which includes;

Copley Academy

Great Academy Ashton

Middleton Technology School

Silver Springs Primary Academy


These arrangements are relevant for children who will be moving to secondary school, children starting primary school and those transferring school during the school year 2020-2021. 


Who do we consult with?

a) parents of children between the ages of two and eighteen;

b) other people in the area who may have an interest in the proposed admission arrangements

c) all other admission authorities within the relevant areas

- the governing bodies of local schools which are their own admissions authority

- the local authority in which each school is located

d) neighbouring local authorities


In accordance with the requirements of the School Admission Code, the Trust must go out to consultation for a full six week period.


Comments are invited on this proposal. If you wish to respond please send your comments to Emily Morris at, alternatively you can contact us by post at Great Academies Education Trust, Cavendish 249, Cavendish Street, Ashton-under-Lyne, OL6 7AT


All comments must be received by the 29 November 2018.


Please read the proposed Admissions Policies above. Changes include amendments to our procedures where the Academy is oversubscribed, clearer criteria for distance. Reasoning for consultation is listed below per school.


Great Academy Ashton – In line with the school admission code admission authorities must consult on their admission arrangements at least once every 7 years, even if there have been no changes during that period.


Copley Academy – Consulting to align the 7-year consultation cycle with our other academies.


Silver Springs Primary Academy – Consulting to align the 7-year consultation cycle with our other academies.


Middleton Technology School – Consulting due to over-subscription criteria changes, specifically the distance criterion.


Our current Admission Policies can be found here 


Following the consultation the Trust will take into account any responses received before determining final admission arrangements. We will publish the final policy on this website within the prescribed timeframes contained in the School Admissions Code.


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