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Admission Arrangements

Children residing in Bury are eligible to attend Elms Bank Specialist Arts College if they have a Statement of Special Educational Needs/Education Health and Care Plan.  Pupils are referred to the school by the local authority and the majority of pupils join Elms Bank in Year 7, transferring from Millwood Primary Special School, as well as mainstream primary schools.  However, some pupils with statements are referred if they encounter difficulties whilst attending mainstream high schools.

Elms Bank has a maximum intake of 190, spread across eight-year groups. Within this, there is discrete specialist provision for pupils with autistic spectrum disorders.

Parents are welcome to visit the school on Open Day or by making an appointment with the Headteacher.

Please contact the SEN team on 0161 253 5000 for further information about admissions to Elms Bank or visit

Bury Council School Admissions