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September 2017 Admissions


We look forward to meeting the Year 6 students who are joining the Academy in September on our transition week.

3rd July - 7th July

You will receive further information in due course.


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More than just a school

There’s something for everyone at Accrington Academy, with an exciting and aspirational 11-18 curriculum delivering innovative and engaging learning, plus a wide range of extra-curricular opportunities for students, staff, parents and the wider community including activities, events and competitions.

Curriculum Enrichment

Summer Sixth Form Taster Evening

14th June, 5-7pm

The evening is suitable for Year 9,10 and 11. Parent and carers are welcome to attend, come along and see all that is on offer at our Sixth Form.

Parents Page

A new page has been created to allow us to place new and important information for parents in one place. Recent communication letters can be found there along with quick links to important sections of the Academy website. Look out for further additions to this new page soon.


Teachers, receptionists, lifeguards, site staff, finance, sports, leisure managers… These are just some of the fantastic career opportunities on offer, with our dedicated team making Accrington Academy a great place to work.  If you want to be part of a winning team, providing the very best education and bringing out the best in everyone, just follow the link below.

Why Join Us? Vacancies

Sixth Form

Accrington Academy is proud to offer the very best Sixth Form provision, consistently delivering excellent results and successfully placing students into higher education, employment or training. Together we can take you on your journey to achieving your goals, providing outstanding facilities and an amazing choice of subjects with an extensive enrichment offering. Supported by fantastic teaching staff and dedicated support staff, let us help you achieve your full potential.

Apply now to avoid disappointment

Two Week Timetable

The Academy runs on a two week timetable, this week it is:

Week 1 Orange

Every expedition has a silver lining…

Written by Year 11 student, Paiton Harrison   Thursday: Today was the first day of our Silver Duke of Edinburgh practice expedition. We arrived at our start location after a long journey on the minibus. As soon as we got there, everyone jumped off the minibus, heaved...

Junior University

By Rebecca Lakeman, IAG Co-ordinator For one day only, all Year 7 pupils secured a place at Accrington Academy’s Junior University; their degree topic being ‘University’. In groups, the students were assigned a university and had to find out as much as they could...

Move It!

  Accrington Academy students mingled with the stars when they attended the Move It festival in London last week. Held at the Excel, the annual event sees over 24,500 dancers performing over three days, with...

AA Goes Big on British Science Week!

Written by Y12 Science student, Jenna Tate British Science Week is a national programme that aims to inspire young students about the wonders of science and how the world works. Over the course of this week, our Year 12 students who study A-Level sciences have been...

National Careers Week

By Rebecca Lakeman, CEIAG Co-ordinator Here at Accrington Academy we recognise the importance of encouraging students to think about their future aspirations and how they use their experience at school to make themselves as employable as possible in the long term....

World Book Day 2017

In the traditional spirit of World Book Day, Academy students and staff donned the costumes of their favourite characters to raise awareness of reading. Following on from amazing literature initiatives over the years, including Accrington Reads, The Literacy Festival...

Academy Supports Lifesaving 10p Challenge

Rishton nurse Elisabeth Devey helped raise awareness about the early identification of brain tumours when she gave two special assemblies at Accrington Academy on Thursday and Friday (2nd/3rd March.) Elisabeth, a post-natal nurse at Burnley, has already raised over...

may, 2017

1may12:00 pm- 4:00 pmRibble Valley Jazz Festival12:00 pm - 4:00 pm Holmes MillOrganisation:Main School

8may - 11All DayYear 7, 8 & 9 Mock Exams(All Day) Accrington Academy SchoolOrganisation:Main School

25may - 26All DayBronze Duke of Edinburgh Qualifier Expedition(All Day) Organisation:Main School

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