Halton Local Authority's Admissions

Application to secondary​ 2020

Parents and carers of Year 6 children (born between 01/09/2008 and 31/08/2009) living in Halton are now invited to apply for a secondary school place in September 2020. The deadline to apply for a secondary school place in September 2020 was Thursday 31st October 2019 and has now passed. The online system for Secondary applications is now closed and you will need to complete a Late Secondary 2020 Application Form using the link below or by calling in to any of the Halton Direct Link Offices to complete one.

​​Application to primary 2020​​​​

Please note the online application system will be unavailable on Monday 16th December while we carry out essential upgrades.​

Parents and carers of pre-school children (born between 01/09/2015 and 31/08/2016) living in Halton are now invited to apply for a primary school place in September 2020. The deadline to apply for a primary school place in September 2020 is Wednesday 15th January 2020. The online system for Primary applications is available here​​​​Apply​ »


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 8th October and 16th November 2018 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 2020 intake. At a meeting held on 16th January 2019 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 2019. Office of the Schools Adjudicator annual report is also available​.

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