Information about transferring your child from primary school to secondary school in September 2020.

The closing date to apply for your child to start secondary school in September 2020 has now passed.

All applications submitted on or before the closing date of 31 October 2019 will be dealt with at the same time.

Any applications received after the 31 October 2019 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 the booklet

‘Secondary Education – Information for Parents 2020-21’

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 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
2nd Floor New Town House
Buttermarket Street

Or they can be scanned and emailed to

Please make sure you read the information booklet ‘Secondary Education – Information for Parents 2020-21’ before completing the application form.

If any of your preferences are for Faith schools then the schools own supplementary form should be completed as well as the online application form. Supplementary forms are also available from the individual schools. The supplementary forms should be returned to the school.

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 form for:

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

    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.

    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.

    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.