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September 2017 Admissions


Congratulations to all Year 6 students who have been offered a place here at the Academy.

You will receive further information in due course.


If you are wishing to make an appeal click here for more information

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

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.

Welcome to 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

Apple RTC

Accrington Academy is an official ‘Apple’ endorsed Regional Training Centre, providing best practice in the use of Apple iPad’s in the classroom. We also offer a range of courses aimed exclusively at teaching staff from other schools as well as the academy, sharing best practice amongst like minded progressive teachers. Look out for our advertised sessions and let us help take your teaching to the next level!

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Two Week Timetable

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

Week 1 Orange

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...

Fellowship Residential

By Student Principal, Blake Barrett A 6:30 wake up call to get the 7:30 train from Accrington to Preston was how our trip to London began. A group of six enthusiastic Fellows, suitcases in hand, headphones on and of course laptops in backpacks ready to utilise our...

Next Steps with Futures

Written by Nazarene McDaid, Student Vice-Principal On 10th February, we set off early to The University of Sheffield as the next phase of our TeachFirst Futures programme. Having gone through the selection and induction process at The University of Manchester before...

Dame Kelly Holmes Trust

A group of Year 11 Accrington Academy pupils recently travelled to Edinburgh to present in the national finals of a programme they have been doing as part of the Dame Kelly Holmes Trust initiative. The programme is an innovative and unique mentoring programme helping...

Handball Success in first match

On Thursday 9th February, the Accrington Academy year 9 & 10 handball team travelled to Clitheroe Royal Grammar School to participate in a handball fixture. It was the first ever competitive handball game for the Accrington Academy pupils, so they were slightly...

Safe Drive Stay Alive

Written by Marney Dawson, Y12 student As part of our ECM day, the Year 12 students took part in a session held by the Wasted Lives organisation, intending to inform young people about real stories from real people and the tragedies that can so easily happen from...

april, 2017

26apr5:00 pm- 7:00 pmYear 10 Parents Evening5:00 pm - 7:00 pm Accrington Academy SchoolOrganisation:Main School

27apr - 28All DayBronze Duke of Edinburgh Practice Expedition(All Day) Organisation:Main School

27aprAll DayUK Junior Maths Challenge(All Day: thursday) Accrington Academy SchoolOrganisation:Main School

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