Halton Local Authority's Admissions Scheme

Application to Secondary 2019

​Parents and carers of Year 6 children (born between 01/09/2007 and 31/08/2008) living in Halton are invited to apply for a secondary school place in September 2019.

The deadline to apply for a secondary school place in September 2019, Wednesday 31st October 2018, has now passed and the online application service is now closed for Secondary applications. If you have not yet made an application for your child please read the Secondary Booklet (below) and then submit a paper application form (below) at your earliest opportunity. Paper application forms can also be obtained from any of the Halton Direct Link Offices.​


Parents and carers of pre-school children (born between 01/09/2014 and 31/08/2015) living in Halton are now invited to apply for a primary school place in September 2019. The deadline to apply for a primary school place in September 2019 is Tuesday 15th January 2019.

Apply for Primary School Online »


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.


In accordance with statutory requirements Halton Local Authority consulted between 9th October and 17th November 2017 on its proposed admission arrangements for community and voluntary controlled schools, and co-ordinated primary and secondary admission schemes which apply to all schools in Halton for the September 2019 intake. At a meeting held on 18th January 2018 the Council’s Executive Board agreed the arrangements and a link to the determined arrangements is attached below:

Voluntary Aided Schools and Academy/Free Schools who intend amending their arrangements may be undertaking their own consultation and you should visit the school’s website where those details should be available for viewing.

Halton Local Authority’s Annual Report to the Office of the Schools Adjudicator 2018. Office of the Schools Adjudicator annual report is also available.

​School Admission Arrangements: Consultation – September 2020 intake

The Local Authority is consulting on the admission arrangements and coordinated schemes for primary and secondary schools for the September 2020 intake.  The consultation will run from 1st October 2018 to Friday 9th November 2018, closing at 4:30pm.  Anyone wishing to respond to the consultation should do so via email to:​ You will not receive a response to your submission, but any responses received will be considered by the Council’s Executive Board. The full consultation document is attached below: ​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