The closing date to apply for your child to start secondary school in September 2023 has now passed.

All applications submitted on or before the closing date of 31 October 2022 will be dealt with at the same time.

Any applications received after the 31 October 2022 will be classed as late and will only be processed after those which were received on time, unless the child has changed address or has recently been taken into care. For more information please refer to our Secondary Education – Information for Parents 2023-24 booklet.

To submit a late application

Please be aware that only Warrington residents should complete our application form.

Please contact the School Admissions Team on 01925 446226 or email to request an application form, or alternatively you can download a copy of the application form from this page.

Completed applications should be returned to:

School Admissions Team
East Annexe
Town Hall
Sankey Street

Or they can be scanned and emailed to our admissions team.

Please note we are unable to accept photographs of completed applications as they have to be reproduced.

All applicants are advised to read the information booklet Secondary Education – Information for Parents 2023-24 before completing the 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 individual schools own supplementary form as well as the 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 and completed forms should be returned directly to the school.

Download the forms for:

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 of application. 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, you must provide details of the local authority in which the child was previously in the care of and a copy of the adoption certificate, child arrangement order or special guardianship order.

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.

Offer information

If you have expressed a preference to be informed via email the email will be sent to the email address provided by you at the time of application. Emails will be sent out from 10.00am on 1 March 2023.

If you have expressed a preference to be informed via letter, letters will be posted to the home address of the applicant on 1 March 2023.

Please be aware that late applicants are unable to express a preference to be informed via email, a letter will be posted second class to the home address on 1 March 2023.


If your child has been refused a place at one of your preferred schools, you can appeal against the decision.

To appeal you must complete the form (one form per school) stating your reasons why you would like your child to attend this school.

Completed appeal forms should be sent to:

School Admissions Team
East Annexe
Town Hall
Sankey Street

or you can email a scanned copy to our admissions team before Wednesday 29 March 2023.

We cannot accept photographs of completed appeals forms as the information on the form has to be reproduced.

If you are not a Warrington resident and have been refused a place at a Warrington school, you can request information on how places were allocated. Email the admissions team and include your child’s name and date of birth in any request.