School Profile:
The Fallibroome Academy

School Overview

Fallibroome is a special place. We are in the privileged position of helping our young people achieve their potential and become active citizens and future leaders. Our status as an Outstanding National Teaching School and College of Performing Arts brings the resources required to meet the needs of all our students and provides extensive development opportunities for staff.

Our success is based on a commitment to personal growth and a desire to meet the needs of individual students. It is built on core values of trust, respect and optimism as well as a clear understanding of the conditions required for effective learning. We sustain our success because the following foundations are in place:

  • shared values
  • highly effective pastoral systems that build the good relationships necessary for achievement
  • high expectations of academic progress
  • effective opportunities for the student voice to be heard and student leadership to be developed
  • effective partnerships with parents and local, national and international communities
  • high quality teaching and support by a dedicated and well-informed staff
  • modern, well maintained buildings and resources that enhance learning
  • a flexible curriculum that meets the needs of all students and a commitment to innovation

Our commitment to ‘System Leadership’ has enabled us to create a Multi-Academy Trust with Nether Alderley Primary and the sponsorship of Broken Cross Primary and the Winsford Academy. In addition we have a special relationship with our seven partner primary schools with whom we created the Fallibroome Learning Community in order to ensure the provision of a high quality of education from ages 2-19.

Our commitment to continuous improvement means we are never satisfied and a systematic approach to development and research means we can attract the best teachers and support staff who want to create the exciting opportunities for students to succeed. We are a Pathfinder School for the Whole Education network and our drive for excellence will ensure that Fallibroome students have the opportunity to develop the knowledge, skills, and attitudes necessary to succeed in the 21st Century.

Admissions Policy

Published: 28th January 2014

In the event of The Fallibroome Academy being over-subscribed the Governors of the school, in prioritising applications, will use the following criteria:

  1. Cared for Children and previously Cared for Children – as defined in section 22 of the children act 1989.
  2. Pupils whose brother or sister attends the school and who is expected to continue at the school in the following school year. This also includes half-brothers/sisters and unrelated children living together as part of one household.
  3. Children of all staff employed at the Academy for two or more years, at the time at which the application for admission to the school is made, or staff recruited to fill a vacant post for which there is a demonstrable skill shortage.
  4. Pupils who attend one of the following feeder primary schools:-
  • Bollinbrook
  • Broken Cross
  • Mottram St Andrew
  • Nether Alderley
  • Prestbury
  • Upton Priory
  • Whirley

All schools will be treated equally.

  1. All other pupils based on distance criteria.

If the school is named in a statement of educational needs the Governors have a duty to admit the child to the school.

In relation to children of multiple births, exceptionally it may be necessary to offer places over the published admission number. This is to ensure that, as far as possible, siblings (i.e. twins, triplets or children from other multiple births) can attend the same school.

Where capacity is exceeded in any of the above admission criteria a place will be allocated to the student living nearest to the school measured using an ‘address – point system’. (i.e. the Local Authority distance measuring system which measures straight line distance in miles from the student’s permanent place of residence to the main school).

Proof of address and residency may be required and the Governors retain the right to withdraw any place offered on the basis of a fraudulent or intentionally misleading application.

When a child lives at more than one address e.g. spends part of each week at different addresses, full details of the arrangements must be included on the application form (or by means of an accompanying note) to enable the Governors to decide which address (or, exceptionally, addresses) to use for admission purposes.

Late applications for places will be considered after all applications received on time.

Repeat applications will not be considered within the same school year, unless the parents’ or the school’s circumstances have changed significantly since the original application was made.

Pupils whose applications for year 7 are unsuccessful will be placed on a ‘reserve list’ for the first term of the academic year.  If any further places become available, they will be allocated according to the oversubscription criteria set out in these arrangements.

Following changes in admissions legislation, applications for school places received after the first day of the school year into the relevant age group (which includes the reception class at age 4+ and secondary transfer at 11+) or into any other year group must be made on the common application form provided by the authority where you live, i.e. your ‘home’ local authority.


September            Information and application packs are made available for parents by the local authority, inviting a parental statement of preferences of secondary school.

October                 Preference forms are to be submitted to the authority by the given date.

November             The authority sends preference forms to school and the Governors’ Admissions Panel applies the agreed criteria.

January               The school informs the Local Authority of the criteria to be used for each application, to inform the allocation process.

March                     The authority advises parents whether their application has been successful and informs unsuccessful applicants of their right of appeal.



Address: The Fallibroome Academy, Priory Lane, Macclesfield, SK10 4AF.

Telephone Number: 01625 827 898

School Type: Secondary and Sixth Form

Headteacher: Francis Power

Number on roll: 2000

Ofsted Rating: Outstanding

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Telephone Number: 01625 827 898

Address: The Fallibroome Academy, Priory Lane, Macclesfield, SK10 4AF.