Halton Local Authority's Admissions

Application to Primary 2022

National Offer Day for Primary 2022 is 19th April 2022.

If you applied online using the Parent Portal, you will receive an email during normal office hours and you can also login to your online account to view your offer from 00.01 on 19th April 2022

If you applied by paper form you will receive a letter a few days after this date, you will not receive the offer by email. Letters will be posted on 19th April, second class.

For information regarding place offers for this admission round and for an indication of vacancies please view the Primary 2022 Summary.

If you have been unsuccessful and wish to make a formal appeal please visit our School Admission Appeals page.

If you haven’t applied already, please complete the Late Primary 2022 Application Form. If you have applied and wish to submit a new preference, please email schooladmissions@halton.gov.uk with your child’s name, date of birth and the new preference school(s). All new preferences received by 29th April 2022 will be considered together and outcomes will be communicated week commencing 3rd May2022. Please allow 10 working days to receive your letter. Please note, a maximum of three preferences can be held for each child, therefore you may be required to withdraw a preference if you have already reached this maximum.

You may find it useful to look at vacancy information on our summary sheet.

If you have any queries please email schooladmissions@halton.gov.uk

Application to Secondary 2022

National Offer Day for Secondary 2022 is 1st March 2022. Emails and letters will be sent on the day and you can also login to your online account to view your offeron Tuesday 1st March 2022.

(Offer emails will be sent during normal office hours. For those who applied by paper form, letters will be posted on 1st March and may take a few days to arrive)

For information regarding place offers for this admission round and for an indication of vacancies please view the Secondary 2022 Summary.

If you have been unsuccessful and wish to make a formal appeal please visit our School Admission Appeals page.

If you haven’t applied already, please complete the Late Secondary 2022 Application Form. If you have applied and wish to submit a new preference, please email schooladmissions@halton.gov.uk with your child’s name, date of birth and the new preference school(s). All new preferences received by 11th March 2022 will be considered together and outcomes will be communicated by post following the outcome (please allow 10 days for the letter to reach you). You may find it useful to look at the Secondary 2022 Summary for information regarding 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 2023 instead of 2022), please complete and return this Defer Primary Application form to schooladmissions@halton.gov.uk before the deadline of 15th January 2022. 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 DETERMINED ADMISSION ARRANGEMENTS AND CO-ORDINATED SCHEMES FOR THE SEPTEMBER 2022 INTAKE

Following consultation, the Council’s Executive Board, at the meeting held on 21st January 2021, determined the admission arrangements for community and voluntary controlled schools for the September 2022 intake, and the Primary and Secondary coordinated admission schemes for the September 2022 intake, which apply to all schools in Halton (Academy, Free Schools, Voluntary Aided, Community, and Voluntary Controlled). The documents are linked below:

Anyone wishing to make an objection to Halton’s determined admission arrangements must contact the Schools Adjudicator by 15th May 2021 to register their objection. Details regarding the admission arrangements for Academies and Voluntary Aided schools in Halton can be found on the school’s own website, along with details of how to formally object.

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