Applying for a place

Why should I send my child to BSCA?

We want our young people to live out the values through their actions- believing in themselves, their community and their education. We know that our students strive to be the best they can and have success and fulfilment. We want our students care for their community and demonstrate that care with kindness and politeness. Ultimately we want all our students to achieve, "life in all its fullness."


Can I come and have a look around school?

Yes, you can attend our Open Evening on Wednesday 15th September between 4 and 7pm, or one of our Open Mornings on Thursday 16th September, Tuesday 21st September or Monday 27th September, all at 9.30am.


How do I apply?

You can now go on to the Bolton Council school admissions website and make an application for a secondary school place. To apply online please go to Guidance notes about how to apply online are available on the website - . 

Applications for secondary school September 2022 will open on Tuesday 31st August 2021. The closing date for secondary school applications is 31st October 2021. The offer date for a secondary school place is 1st March 2022.

You can express a preference for up to three schools online and I would advise you to submit all three preferences.  If you have any problems using the online application form or website or you need assistance and advice about school admissions please contact the Pupil Services team on  


What arrangements are in place to help the transition process from Year 6 to Year 7?

We have a comprehensive transition programme led by our Pastoral and Senior Leadership Team. This is how the programme would normally run once places have been offered:

  • Year 7 Leader visits your child’s Primary School.
  • Tours of school are available by request from parents/carers.
  • Senior Leadership Meetings are held for parents and students.
  • Induction Day for students, where they are released from Primary School for the day to experience a day in school.
  • Transition Evening for students to have fun and get to know other students within their year group.

See our Transition page for the most up to date information - Transition into Secondary

If you would like to contact our Year 7 Leader, please use the contact form below: