At Broad Oak Sports College, a ‘good school’ (Ofsted 2014), we proudly serve the whole of our talented and diverse community.

As a Community Secondary school, our admissions are controlled by the Local Authority, Bury MBC (the LA), and our limited 120 student places are allocated on the basis of a common admissions policy for the borough.

You are more than welcome to visit our vibrant and dynamic school at any time as part of this process. We are only too pleased to be able to give you an insight into our supportive and caring environment which is renowned for its small school atmosphere of intimacy and security.

Visits are positively encouraged. We also welcome the opportunity to guide you around our specialist teaching facilities which are second to none in the borough.

Contact our Headteacher on 0161 797 6543 or via his personal assistant, Mrs J. Holmes at j.holmes@broadoaksportscollege.co.uk for an informal welcome tour.

Feel free to download a copy of our prospectus, on the website home page.

Please also look out for details of our special Open Evenings and Days in September, we advertised these in the Bury Times and free press in early September. This event always proves popular and prospective new students (including both Y6s and Y5s) are welcome to come and see us, and experience some of the exciting activities taking place on the night.

Admissions applications can be made online at www.bury.gov.uk – or by completing the common application form (CAF) the document is provided for you in this section.

Applications are normally accepted by the LA up to the end of October, and notices to parents confirming a guaranteed place here are emailed or posted out in early March.

We have also provided the following guidance in this section for your information covering:

  • admissions arrangements;

  • transition- moving from primary to secondary school;

  • common FAQs for online applications.


Transition - Moving to BOSC

We are delighted you have decided to consider joining us here at Broad Oak Sports College – or BOSC as we call it for short!

We pride ourselves in our very special, caring and intimate atmosphere. Where it is not an exaggeration to say that ‘everybody knows your name’! As a student here, you will not disappear anonymously into a ‘crowd of thousands’, you will be known and understood, supported, valued and developed by a network of professional staff, all committed to your well-being.

Our small size (just 600 students) means that our pupils are never too far away from a helping hand or some friendly advice which is always available – from our highly specialised “teachers (that) have strong and supportive relationships with students (who) feel highly valued” (Ofsted 2014) or our extensive network of specially chosen champions - ‘Peer Mentors’  - all of our new students are allocated a Peer Mentor enabling them to have a comforting source of advice or friendship in the early stages of their new student life at BOSC.

Your first day at BOSC will spent be directly under the care of our Head of Year 7 (Mrs Hunter) and our Pastoral Manager (Mrs Rourke). The day will be a fun and friendly one, and you will find that in a matter of days, you will have quickly adapted into the life of the BOSC family.

You will be provided with an induction booklet as a helpful guide to your first few days in school and as in insight into the uniquely friendly culture here we enjoy here at BOSC. 


Contact Us

Tel: 0161 797 6543

Email: broadoak@bury.gov.uk


Broad Oak Sports College

Hazel Avenue