The School's Published Admission Number (PAN) is currently 240 pupils.
Where applications for admission exceed the number of places available, the following criteria will be applied, in the order set out below, to decide which children to admit.
Looked after children (this refers to children in care).
Where there are special medical, social or psychological reasons for admitting a child. This would automatically include pupils to whom a Statement of Special Needs has been confirmed. Any special factors must have been made known at the time of the original application with supporting evidence supplied by a doctor, social worker, psychologist or education welfare officer, as appropriate. Following receipt of supporting evidence, a place will only be allocated under this criterion if there is firm evidence to show that the child's needs can be only met at Hollingworth.
Where a child has a sibling attending the College. (A sibling connection only applies when pupils would be attending Hollingworth at time of admission). Sibling refers to brother or sister, half brother or sister, adopted brother or sister, step brother or sister, or the child of the parent/carer's partner, and in every case, the child should be living in the same family unit at the same address.
If applications for the college are in excess of the number of places available the Governors will apply the above criteria, to decide which children should be admitted/offered places. In the event of over-subscription in any of the above categories, applicants living nearest to the college will be given priority. Distance will be measured (by the shortest and safest walking route) from the front door of the child’s home address (including flats) to the main entrance of the college, using a recognised computerised measuring system, with those living closer to the college receiving the higher priority.
It is the responsibility of all applicants to state clearly any specific details which relate to any of the above admission criteria. The information should be included on the application form which should be fully completed before submission.
Children living in other authorities must apply to their own Council and name Hollingworth Business and Enterprise College, Rochdale.