Cheshire East Guidance - School Admissions

The following information is the guidance from Cheshire East Council for parents applying for their child's school place. Please visit their website for additional information ; we have published the main points below:

September 2018 applications

From 1 September 2017 you can apply online to:

  • start school in reception in September 2018, or
  • transfer to secondary school in Year 7, for September 2018.

Before making an application it is very important that you read our booklet Applying for School Places 2018-19, which explains the process and how places are allocated. This will be available from 1 September.

Other key dates in the application process, such as application closing dates and school place offer dates can be found in the above booklet from page 5.

Please note for 2018 applications: If you are not resident in Cheshire East, but live in another English Local Authority, you must apply via your home local authority even if your preference is for a Cheshire East school. If you are resident in Northern Ireland, Scotland or Wales, you may apply direct to Cheshire East using this application form. Information for overseas residents is available on our Advice and Guidance page.


September 2017 applications

The closing dates for starting reception and secondary transfer September 2017 have now passed.  Applications can still be made, but parents will need to either ring 0300 123 5012 or complete a paper application, which can be found in the back of Applying for School Places 2017-18 booklet.


In Year admissions

Applications for school places ‘in year’ are for admission after the first day of the school year into any year group. You will need to complete our In Year Application form, which will be forwarded to your schools of choice.  Alternatively hard copies of the application form can be found in the "In Year Admissions" booklet or contact 0300 123 5012.

If you wish to apply for a school in another local authority, you will need to contact the relevant authority to find out how to make an application.


Legal right of appeal

Parents who have been unsuccessful with a school preference have a legal right of appeal.  Appeals applications should be submitted to the relevant admission authority .


Data Protection

Any personal or sensitive information that you give to us will be held in accordance with the Data Protection Act 1998. For details about how we may use your information please see our admissions data protection statement (PDF, 82KB)

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Wistaston Academy

Moreton Road

Company registration number: 08882544
Place of Registration: England

Main Contact: Principal - Ms Linda Davis

Tel: 01270 685666

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