General Information

As a result of a review by the Office of the Schools Adjudicator, the 2019 Admissions Policy has been altered, as of 25th September. Please see further details below.

Welcome to the admissions area of our academy website.

The following documents are currently available to download:

  1. Academy Prospectus
  2. Prospectus Additional Information
  3. Admissions Policy 2018
  4. Admissions Policy 2019
  5. Admissions Policy 2020
  6. Appeals 2019
  7. Supplementary Information Form 2018
  8. Supplementary Information Form 2019

For any queries regarding admissions or in year transfers, please contact the general office. Please note that application forms for unsuccessful applicants will be retained by the Academy for 2 years.

Year 7 Intake

Changes to Abbey Grange C of E Academy Admissions Policy 2019 - 26th September 2018

There have been some changes made to the original published policy for admissions to Abbey Grange C of E Academy for September 2019 entry. This is as a result of a review of the policy by the Office of the Schools Adjudicator (OSA), in the light of the policy being perceived to be complex and therefore difficult for parents and carers to understand. The decision of the OSA and the determination it has made were only made known to us on 29th August and are legally binding on the academy, meaning that they have had to be implemented for the current admissions round. Therefore the admissions policy has certain differences to the original policy published on the academy’s website.

The policy remains one which uses faith as its main over-subscription criterion (the process by which places are allocated when the academy has more applicants than places); however there are now a reduced number of sub-categories within the main 3 faith categories; in particular, the “known to the church/place of worship” sub category has been removed, and residence within the deaneries of Diocese of Leeds has been moved to the tie break provision. The supplementary information form has been changed to reflect this.

We have therefore made the decision to write to any families who have already submitted applications for September 2019 entry to alert them to these changes, and to ask them to fill in the new supplementary information form. We apologise for the inconvenience, but want to ensure that all applications are filled out correctly in order to give each applicant the best chance possible of getting a place. Please contact the academy if you have any queries regarding this matter.

If you would like to go onto our waiting list or if you have any queries, please contact the general office.


Appeal information and forms can be requested by telephoning The Clerk to the Independent Appeal Panel on 07949 707868 or by emailing Please also refer to the 2018 appeals document.

Admissions Post 16 (Going into the Sixth Form)

Abbey Grange sixth form has 25 places available in Year 12 for external applicants, subject to entry requirements being met.

Applicants applying for 3 A Level courses should have at least 5 GCSEs (not including BTEC courses) at grade C or above and at least B in the subjects they wish to do or other related subjects. Applicants applying for 4 A Level courses should have at least 8 GCSEs (not including BTEC courses), all at grade B or above.

External applicants should apply through the Leeds Pathways website, with the log in details provided by their present school.

Admissions Documents

Academy ProspectusProspectus Additional InformationAdmissions Policy 2018Admissions Policy 2019Admissions Policy 2020Appeals 2019Supplementary Information Form 2018Supplementary Information Form 2019Leeds Pathways Website

Abbey Grange C of E Academy

Butcher Hill
LS16 5EA

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Fax: 0113 275 4784

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Abbey Multi Academy Trust
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Abbey Grange Church of England Academy
Butcher Hill
LS16 5EA
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