Prospectus and Admissions

On 1st February 2013, Worden was recognised by the Department for Education for its achievements in educational standards and became Leyland’s only Converter Academy (an academy that does not require support from a sponsor). As Leyland’s premier academy, we are very proud of the fact that our students continually raise the bar and achieve new heights.

Academy@Worden is an outstanding school where:

  • All pupils achieve and are recognised as unique individuals with specific talents and needs.
  • Students only get one chance and we take very seriously our role of providing the best possible opportunities for them to gain the most from their time here.
  • Excellent teaching encourages intellectual, creative, technological and physical growth.
  • We aim to develop our students’ ability to think independently, solve problems, communicate effectively and live happy and fulfilling lives.
  • Students are motivated and recognise the joy of achievement in a safe and orderly environment.
  • Parents are encouraged to take an active part in their child’s education and in the life of the school in general.
  • The experiences of pupils provide opportunities to become tolerant and respectful, resilient and resourceful and encourage them to develop the skills required to face the challenges of the future.

Students experience a range of enrichment within and beyond the school day and in the community. 

Worden Prospectus

Known for our warm, friendly and nurturing environment, Worden really is a place where every child matters. Find out more about our school by downloading the Academy@Worden Prospectus.

General admission information

At Worden admissions are completed via Lancashire County Council. Find out how to apply for a place for your child.

Worden also has a supplementary information sheet which is included the pack we provide on Open Evening. We advise you to complete this form if you intend putting Worden as your first choice. If you are not offered a place at Worden then we will contact you if places are available.

Download the supplementary information sheet to print and return to school, or complete the supplementary information sheet online

Moving schools during the school year

Academy@Worden handles its own in year admissions and parents wishing to secure a place for their child should download the in year admission form and return it via email to

Download in year admission form

If your in-year admission application is unsuccessful, you can appeal the decision by following the procedure below:

Download the appeal form for an in year admission