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Admissions Arrangements & Policy

If you are looking for excellent secondary education, please consider joining us at the superb community setting of Furness Academy, a school where over 98% parents would recommend to others.

Furness Academy is truly dedicated to ensuring that each and every one of our students reaches their academic and personal potential and ensure all individuals are given the very best opportunities to succeed.

Want to know more? Arrange a visit or pop in and we’ll be happy to discuss the opportunities we can offer your child. The information below details our admissions policy and arrangements. However, if you have any queries about this, please do not hesitate to contact us.


Furness Academy General Admissions Policy together with associated admission arrangements comply with both the mandatory requirements of the School Admissions Code and with the provisions of Part 3 of the School Standards and Framework Act 1998. The Furness Academy admission arrangements, including the admissions policy for 2018/19 was consulted on with all schools in Cumbria, neighbouring LAs and schools, the Admissions Forum, Diocesan bodies and the trade unions representing staff employed in schools, by the relevant dates. The Governing Body of Furness Academy took account of this consultation when it determined the policy for 2019/20. In line with regulations the determined policy was placed on the Furness website and a public notice in the press invited objections from the public. If you have any concerns or objections with regard to this policy, please contact Mrs Robinson, Deputy Headteacher at hrobinson@furnessacademy.co.uk


The policy below outlines clearly and simply the procedures and protocols which are currently in operation around admissions into Furness Academy. All applications for the transfer of students to Furness Academy in Years 8-11 will be made via our own application process. Please contact Mrs Kells, Attendance Officer at lkells@furnessacademy.co.uk for more information.  As an Academy we are our own admissions authority, but we have taken the decision to carry on working closely with the Local Authority to ensure that all arrangements are both transparent and fair. For applications for Year 7 and more information about the local authority admissions process, please visit Cumbria County Council School Admissions.

2020 Main Admissions Round Appeals Schedule for Furness Academy

Admissions Policy 2019/2020

Admissions Policy 2020/2021

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