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Children who are due to start secondary school in September 2024, born 1 September 2012 to 31 August 2013 will receive a letter to their current school, which contains information on the registration and application processes.
If you live outside of the Warrington area (i.e. pay council tax to another local authority) you can state a preference for a Warrington school, but you must apply using your home local authority online application form.
Our online application form is available from 1 September 2023 until midnight on 31 October 2023. Please read our secondary schools brochure and view a map of all the Warrington secondary schools before applying.
When you apply you can list three schools for your child. We advise you to choose three schools in order of preference and list them in your application. Listing only one will not guarantee getting a place at that school. If you list only one school and we are unable to meet your preference, you will be given a place at the next nearest school to your home which has a place available.
If any of your preferences are for a faith school, you must complete the schools own supplementary form as well as our online application form. The supplementary forms give the schools more details to help them decide the correct oversubscription criteria for your child.
Completed forms should be sent directly to the school.
If you want your child’s application to be reviewed with child in care, medical or social criteria, you need to send verifying information with your application. Please email this to the School Admission team email@example.com as a scanned document. you can also send copies of it by post.
Please do not send photographs of verifying information.
If your child is in care or was formerly in care, you must send details of the Local Authority the child was in the care of and a copy of the Adoption Certificate, Child Arrangement Order or Special Guardianship Order.
Please send supporting evidence from a registered professional, such as a Medical Practitioner, Psychologist or Social Worker, which sets out detailed reasons why the school in question is the most suitable school for your child.
If you have all your information ready, you can apply for a place.
We send offers to all on-time applications by email unless you choose to get this by post. Email offers will be sent to the address you gave on the online application form from 10am on 1 March 2024. If you chose to be told by post, letters will be sent by second class post on 1 March 2024. Please allow time for delivery.