Halton Local Authority's Admissions

Application to Secondary 2023

Applications are now open online for parents/carers of children in Year 6 wishing to make an application for their child to start Secondary School in September 2023.

The deadline for Secondary 2023 applications is Monday 31st October 2022. Don’t belate as this is likely to reduce your chances of being offered a place at one of your preferred schools.

For information regarding secondary schools in Halton and their admissions policies, please take a look at the Admission toSecondary School 2023 Booklet before making an application.

If you are unable to apply online please email schooladmissions@halton.gov.uk for a paper application form, or these can also be collected from any Halton Direct Link Office.

You may also find the following documents useful when preparing your application:

Application to Primary 2023

Applications are now open online for parents/carers of children born between 01/09/2018 and 31/08/2019 wishing to make an application for their child to start Primary School in September 2023.

The deadline for Primary 2023 applications is Sunday 15th January 2023. Don’t belate as this is likely to reduce your chances of being offered a place at one of your preferred schools

For information regarding primary schools in Halton and their admissions policies, please take a look at the Admission toPrimary School 2023 Booklet before making an application.

If you are unable to apply online please email schooladmissions@halton.gov.uk for a paper application form, or these can also be collected from any Halton Direct Link Office.

You may also find the following documents useful when preparing your application:

Late Application to Primary or Secondary School September 2022

If you have not yet applied for your child, or need to make a change of preference, for the current Reception class or Year 7 between September 2022 and 31st December 2022, please email schooladmissions@halton.gov.uk for the application forms and a list of current vacancies.


Requests to educate outside of normal age group

For parents of summer-born children (those born between April 1st and August 31st), wishing to make a formal request to educate their child outside of their normal age group (i.e. they start Reception class in 2024 instead of 2023), please complete and return this Defer Primary Application form  to schooladmissions@halton.gov.uk before the deadline of 15th January 2023. You should read the DfE guidance Summer Born Children: Starting School – Advice for Parents before making your decision.

Your preference school(s) will be contacted and a decision will be made in the best interests of the child at the earliest opportunity


PREPARING YOUR CHILD FOR SCHOOL

To help you in getting your child ready for school Halton has an Early Years Strategy and has also prepared a booklet with guidance on how to prepare your child for school and how to get support from birth up to five years old, The Early Years Newborn to 5 Years Booklet.

HALTON BOROUGH COUNCIL CONSULTATION ON ADMISSION ARRANGEMENTS AND CO-ORDINATED SCHEMES FOR THE SEPTEMBER 2024 INTAKE​

In accordance with paragraph 1.46 of the School Admissions Code, Halton Borough Council wishes to notify all stakeholders and interested parties of its consultation on the admission arrangements and coordinated primary and secondary schemes, for the September 2024 intake. The consultation commences 3rd October 2022 and will last for a period of six weeks.

Any person wishing to submit a response should do so by emailing schooladmissions@halton.gov.uk or by letter to School Admissions, Halton Borough Council, PO Box 317, Runcorn, WA7 9BZ by no later than 11th November 2022. Late responses will not be considered. Please be advised that you will not receive an individual response, however all responses received relevant to the consultation will be considered by the Council and its Executive Board when determining the arrangements and schemes.

HALTON BOROUGH COUNCIL DETERMINED ADMISSION ARRANGEMENTS AND CO-ORDINATED SCHEMES FOR THE SEPTEMBER 2023 INTAKE

Following statutory consultation that ran from 1st October to 12th November 2021 the Council’s Executive Board approved the proposed admission arrangements for LA maintained community and voluntary controlled primary schools and co-ordinated admissions scheme for all Halton primary schools for the September 2023 intake, together with the co-ordinated admissions scheme for all Halton secondary schools for the September 2023 intake, at the meeting held on 20th January 2022. A link to the determined arrangements for primary and secondary schools is below

If anyone wishes to object to the arrangements those objections must made to the Schools Adjudicator by 15 May 2022. A link to the OSA website is here: OSA

Halton LA Report to the Schools Adjudicator

School Place Planning Strategy

Data Protection

Halton Borough Council is the Data Controller for the personal information you provide.

We collect and hold information about you in order to process your school admissions request, including applications to primary, junior and secondary schools, in-year transfer applications and school admissions appeals.

For further information regarding data protection please visit our Data Protection and FOI web page