Secondary school admissions

Information about first admission to secondary school in September 2020.

The online form should be completed by Warrington residents only. If you live outside of the Warrington area (i.e. pay council tax to another Local Authority) you are able to state a preference for a Warrington school, but must apply using your home Local Authority’s online application form.  

Children who are due to start secondary school in September 2020, born 1 September 2008 to 31 August 2009 will receive a letter via their current school, which contains information on the registration and application processes.

All applicants are advised to read the information booklet ‘Secondary Education – First Admission to Year 7 - Information for Parents 2020 - 21’ before completing the online application form.

A map indicating the location of all Warrington Secondary schools and Colleges is available for your information.

Supplementary forms

Please be aware that if any of your preferences are for a Faith school, then you must complete the individuals schools own supplementary form as well as the online application form. These supplementary forms are used by the schools, to provide them with relevant information to help them decide the correct oversubscription criteria that your child falls under. Supplementary forms are also available from the individual schools. Completed forms should be returned directly to the school.

Verifying information

If you wish your child’s application to be considered under the Child in Care criterion or in accordance with the medical/social criterion, then verifying information in support of your application must be provided at the time you apply. The information should be scanned and emailed to the School Admissions Team at or you can send it by post.

If your child was formerly in care, a copy of the Adoption Certificate, Child Arrangement Order or Special Guardianship Order must be provided in order to be considered against this criterion.

If you would like your application to be considered against a medical/social criterion, you should provide supporting evidence from a registered professional, such as a Medical Practitioner, Psychologist or Social Worker, which sets out the particular reasons why the school in question is the most suitable school for your child.

To apply

You will find it useful to have your letter to hand and your council tax reference number when starting your online application form.

The online application form is available from 2 September 2019 until midnight on

31 October 2019. Please click on the link below to register and apply.

To register and apply online for admission to secondary school

Offer information

Offers are communicated to all on time applicants via email, unless you have expressed a preference to be informed via post instead. If you do opt to be informed by post, letters will be sent out by second class post on 2 March 2020, so parents/carers should allow time for postage.

If you have opted to receive the offer information via email the information will be sent to the email address (which you provided on the online application form) from 10:00 am on 2 March 2020.