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School admissions

In this section of the website you can read about the school admissions process.

September 2016 applications

The closing dates for September 2016 applications have now passed. If you have not yet submitted your application you can still apply online however your application will be late. Please see page 11 of the 'Transferring to Secondary School' booklet and page 13 of the ‘Applying for Primary School Places’ booklet for further information.


Late reception applications

Late secondary applications

Where to find help

The School Admissions Service embraces all aspects of obtaining and allocating school places, which includes:

The service can be contacted in the following ways. 

General enquiries

School transport

Before applying for a school place we urge you to consider how you will transport your child to school, taking into account any potential transport costs. Please be advised that school admissions and school transport policies are prescribed through different pieces of legislation. School admission applications are calculated using a straight line distance. School transport applications are assessed using an in-house GIS mapping system that measures the nearest available walking route. From September 2015 travel assistance will only be offered to pupils attending their nearest school subject to the distance criteria.

Free school meals

Free school meals can be awarded for children who attend school within the Cheshire West and Chester area, up to the age of 16 and pupils who go to a school sixth form. If a child attends a college you can contact the college directly to make an application.

Further information