As part of the process of opening a Free School, the Department for Education requires a consultation* under Section 10 of the Academies Act 2010. This enables local residents, headteachers, staff and governors from local schools, parents, elected members, community groups, local nurseries and any other interested parties to share their views.

The consultation period for King’s Leadership Academy Bolton started on 2nd October 2018 and will continue to run up until Friday 15th February. This is an important part of our journey to opening in September 2019. We would like to continue to hear from all the community to help inform the Secretary of State for Education’s decision on whether to enter into a Funding Agreement with the Great Schools Trust. We want to listen to your comments and act on any feedback to ensure our School is the best it can be and meets the needs of the community we serve. 

Information about the academy’s vision, ethos, curriculum, admissions and temporary location are available in our Prospectus here. We would particularly like to hear your views on our proposed admissions policy which is again available within the prospectus.

You can give us feedback in a number of ways:

Consultation Questionnaire

Please click here to complete the online version of the consultation questionnaire. You can also download the printable version and return by email to or by post to: The Great Schools Trust, Free School Consultation, King’s Leadership Academy Bolton, Hillock Lane, Woolston, Warrington, WA1 4PF.

Social Media

Follow us on Twitter @kings_bolton or like our Facebook page ‘KLABolton’ and join in the conversation. ​

Public Drop-in Events

Date/Time Venue Address
Tue 2nd October 6pm Salvation Army Morris Green Aldred Street, Morris Green, BL3 3QZ
Wed 3rd October 6pm Makkah Mosque Grecian Crescent, BL3 6QU
Tue 16th October 6pm Bolton Cricket Club Bishops Road, BL3 2JB

Thank you for participating in this consultation. We welcome your views in order to provide the best school possible.

*Please note that this consultation is not related to any building or planning applications surrounding the new school; it is solely to consult on whether appropriate persons support the Great Schools Trust to enter into a Funding Agreement with the Secretary of State for Education to run King’s Leadership Academy Bolton. There will be a further consultation on the site and building layout in January 2019, ahead of the planning application process.