Bolton Impact Trust Pupil Admission Process Alternative Provisions

As a group of Alternative Provision Academies, the majority of our places are funded and commissioned by Bolton Local authority.

Our current commissioned places from Bolton for 2023-24 are as follows:

Forwards Centre - 52

Youth Challenge - 87

Park School - 30

Bolton Local Authority have adopted a Dynamic Purchasing System which is how all Local Authority referrals are commissioned across all of our Alternative Provision Academies.

In addition to our funded places we also accept referrals from neighbouring Local Authorities and Mainstream Schools. In these instances the Academy Lead should be contacted using the contact information below:


Youth Challenge – Tel: 01204 333872


Park School – Tel: 01204 937115


Forwards Centre – Tel: 01204 333660


Additional information will then be requested prior to considering each referral.

Please note Parents/Carers are unable to apply directly to our Alternative Provisions for a school place. All referrals must come via a Local Authority or a Mainstream School.