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How does my child apply to come to Hazel Wood High School?

The Local Authority is responsible for allocating places to Hazel Wood High School and this section provides further information on the admissions process.

To be able to apply for a place in a Bury school, you must be resident in Bury. If you live outside Bury, you must apply through your home authority.

The deadline for applying for a secondary school place is 31 October 2023. If you apply after this date, it can severely reduce your chances of obtaining a place at our school.

Key date What happens
1st September 2023 Applications open. Ideally these should be made online here.
September to October 2023 Open evenings are held at secondary schools
31st October 2023 Closing date for applications. Remember that a late application will not be considered until all on-time applications have been offered places.
1st March 2024 Allocation day. Emails will be sent to all parents/carers that have applied online after 9am. Letters will be posted to non-online applicants
31st March 2024 Last day for submitting an appeal
May to July 2024 Appeal hearings take place

Please follow the link to apply & for further important information via the Bury Council website - Secondary school admissions – Bury Council.

For further information on in-year transfers, please refer to the Bury Council website - Bury Council - Moving secondary school.


Intake figures

  • Our intake for 2019 was 144 places
  • Our intake for 2020 was 144 places
  • Our intake for 2021 was 144 places
  • Our intake for 2022 was 144 places
  • Our intake for 2023 was 149 places
  • Our intake for 2024 is 147 places


Transition to Year 7

At Hazel Wood, we provide our Year 7 pupils with the help and support they will need for a successful transition to High School. They are a team of Year 7 teachers, who will teach them English and Maths and who are also form teachers so your child will get to know the team really well. We pride ourselves on developing relationships that will support our pupils on settling into becoming part of our Hazel Wood family. Each Key Stage has a Director, as well as each year group also having a Pastoral Year Lead to help support your child with any issues that arise

Our curriculum design is very hands on and has been created with the intent of building upon all the foundations that pupils have developed in Key Stage 2.

Further Information

For further information on admissions to Hazel Wood High School, please refer to both the Hazel Wood High School and Oak Learning Partnership admission policies or for more general information on school life please refer to our Information Booklet, both of which can be found in the drop downs on the left hand side of this page.

We are also immensely proud of our school and welcome visitors to see staff and students at work. In regards to new admissions to our school community this is predominantly done through our Open Evening (which takes place in September) and Transition Days (which take place in the Summer Term prior to students starting at Hazel Wood).


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