School Profile:
Eaton Bank Academy

School Overview

“There is an exceptional ethos and climate for learning within the school”

Eaton Bank Academy is a successful and growing secondary Academy, serving the community of Congleton and surrounding areas. Our GCSE results show that we are one of the leading schools in Cheshire East, with our students achieving well above national averages, something which we are rightfully proud of.

Admissions Policy

Would you like to join us?

We are always delighted to receive new students into Eaton Bank Academy, both in the normal admissions round at Year 7, and when transferring from other schools.

We often welcome new students at the beginning of Key Stage 4 (Year 9) and at the beginning of Sixth Form (Year 12).

To arrange a tour of the school during the day, please complete our online form (below) or call 01260 273000 between 8am and 4pm or email gro.k1594791264nabno1594791264tae@r1594791264etpmu1594791264s.a1594791264.

Admissions into Year 7 in September

We work closely with our partner primary schools to ensure a seamless transition process but as a top ten school in Cheshire East and with excellent school transport provision, we also receive a significant proportion of applications for places from children in other schools both in Cheshire and Staffordshire. Our PAN (planned admission number) is set well above the numbers currently in our partner primary schools so we do have capacity to take a good number of external applicants each year.

When to decide:

Because the deadline for the normal admissions process into Year 7 is the October beforehand (when your child is in Year 6) we normally suggest that you make your decision when your child is towards the end of Year 5. We offer tours of Eaton Bank Academy throughout the school year, at a time convenient to you, while the school is in operation and our staff are very happy to answer any questions you may have about the school. See our ‘Open Evenings and Tours’ page for more information.

Applications for the usual September intake are submitted on the Common Application form to the Local Authority responsible for the parental address. Students are admitted without reference to ability or aptitude. The planned admission number (PAN) for each school year is 180.

For more information on the normal admissions process see your local authority website

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Cheshire West and Chester

Entry at Years 8 to 12

In year admissions are those which can be arranged at any time during the school year and into any year group in the school.

Parents of students who wish to make an “in-year” admissions (for students wishing to join in years other than Year 7 and Year 12) should initially contact the Cheshire East Admissions team (or their “home” local authority if resident outside of Cheshire East) for the appropriate application form.

On the form, there will be the opportunity to select Eaton Bank Academy as their preferred choice.

If you would like any further information on in-year admissions or joining Eaton Bank Academy, please contact Mrs A Sumpter in the first instance via telephone on 01260 273000 or email


Address: Eaton Bank Academy
Jackson Road, Congleton
Cheshire, CW12 1NT.

Telephone Number: 01260 273000

School Type: Secondary and Sixth Form

Headteacher: Ed O'Neill

Ofsted Rating: Good with Outstanding Features

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Telephone Number: 01260 273000

Address: Eaton Bank Academy
Jackson Road, Congleton
Cheshire, CW12 1NT.