Admissions

In accordance with the Department for Education (DfE) School Admissions Code, Halton Local Authority has agreed a coordinated scheme for admissions to secondary school.

For full details on how to apply please click here. (Changes are effective from November 1st 2021).

Parents can request a tour of the school during the day or arrange to come in to discuss any questions.

If the academy receives more applications than there are available places then children with the academy named on an education, health care plan (EHCP) or equivalent, will be automatically admitted to the academy. If there are still places available, priority for admission will be given to those children who meet the oversubscription criteria set out below:

  • Looked after children and children who were looked after but ceased to be so because they were adopted (or became subject to a residence order or special guardianship order), and children who appear to the Local Authority, as the admission authority for community and voluntary controlled schools, to have been in state care outside of England and ceased to be in state care as a result of being adopted. A looked after child is a child who is in the care of a local authority, or being provided with accommodation by a local authority in the exercise of their social services functions (definition used is in Section 22(1) of the Children Act 1989).
  • Admission of students whose siblings currently attend the school and who will continue to do so on the date of admission.  The term sibling covers elder brothers and sisters, including half brothers and sisters and unrelated children living together as part of the same household;
  • Children of staff, where the member of staff has been employed by the Academy for 2 or more years at the time application or the member of staff was recruited to fill a vacant post for which there is a demonstrable skill shortage;
  • Admission of students living nearest the school measured using an Ordnance Survey address point system which measures straight-line distances in kilometres or metres from the address point to the address point of the place of permanent residence of the student.  In the instance of a tie regarding distance for the last place to be offered (to two decimal places in metres), a place will be offered using the electronic admission system’s random allocation function.

Our Admissions Policy can be found on our Policy Page.