Admissions Arrangements

Starting secondary school can be a daunting time for many. That is why we place great emphasis on ensuring that the transition from primary to secondary education is as smooth as possible.

Visit us

Year 6 pupils are welcome to visit us at any time, and we regularly welcome local primary pupils to the academy for a variety of activities.

How to apply for Year 7 in September 2024

To apply for a place at E-ACT Royton and Crompton Academy, an application must be made online on Oldham Council’s website: please click here to be directed to the admissions page.  Applications must be received by the local authority on 31 October 2024. 

Application period starts1st August 2023
Closing date for applications31st October 2023
National Offer Day1st March 2024
Deadline for parents/carers to accept the offer16th March 2024
Transition DayJuly 2024- exact dates to be confirmed
Term StartsSeptember 2024


Parents whose children have not been offered their preferred schools will be informed of their right to appeal by the local authority. Appeals are administered by the Local Authority.  Parents who wish to appeal should contact the Oldham Council School Appeals team on 0161 770 4213 or via email on


How to apply for in-year transfers

If you wish to transfer your child to E-ACT Royton and Crompton Academy, you must complete an In Year Transfer here

Once this form has been completed and section B has been filled in and signed by the current school, please return to us.

Please click on the link for our privacy notices information page, which explains our GDPR processes on data being collected, stored and held:

Please note: We may need to place your child on the E-ACT Royton and Crompton Academy waiting list. We will inform you if this is the case.

For further information regarding In Year Transfers please contact Mrs Hesketh via e-mail at:

Student admission numbers

The academy has the following agreed admission numbers for the year 2023/2024  subject to any changes approved or required by the Secretary of State for subsequent years:

  • 240 students in Year 7

admission arrangements 2025-26

admission arrangements 2024-25


e-act supplementary information form 2025-26

e-act supplementary information form 2024-25


Fair Access Protocol

The purpose of the Fair Access Protocols is to ensure that, outside the normal admissions round, unplaced children, especially the most vulnerable, are found and offered a place quickly, so that the amount of time any child is out of school is kept to the minimum.  This is why every local authority is required to have in place a Fair Access Protocol, developed in partnership with local schools.


Tie breaker – Should it be necessary to distinguish between applicants with equal priority, children will be prioritised in proximity order, with those living nearest the school being admitted first. The distance is measured as a straight line from the child’s home address to the school property measured between the two central data points of the home postcode and school post code. Measurements are calculated using Geographical information System mapping software based on Ordnance Survey and Postcode data.


The Department for Education appeals code

For the DfE’s admissions appeals code click  here.

Contact us

If you have questions or need to get in touch with us, you can email us at. 


Mr Scott Lewis: Deputy Headteacher

or Mrs Amanda Jacob: Assistant Headteacher

To contact the admissions team at the LA, please email: or call 0161 770 4213.

Apply for a place Click Here
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