In this section of the website you can read about the school admissions process.
- Key admission dates
- Catchment areas
- Information booklets
- Supplementary information forms
- Object to school admission arrangements
- In year school transfer process
- Appeals guidance
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:
- Producing literature for parents on the primary and secondary admission processes;
- Coordinating the process for transfer of pupils from primary to secondary school;
- Coordinating applications for admission into reception classes for the first time in September;
- Providing advice and guidance to parents on admission procedures, including the transfer of pupils between schools;
- Acting as the initial contact for parents who wish to make appeals for community and voluntary controlled schools which are full;
- Representing community and voluntary controlled schools as the admitting authority at independent appeal hearings.
The service can be contacted in the following ways.
- Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
- By post: School Admissions, Cheshire West and Chester Council, Wyvern House, The Drumber, Winsford, CW7 1AH
- Telephone: 0300 123 7039
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.