Halton Local Authority's Admissions

Application to Secondary 2021​

National Offer Day for Secondary 2021 is Monday 1st March 2021. Emails and letters will be sent on the day and you can also login to your online account to view your offer from 00.01 on Monday 1st March 2021.

For information regarding place offers for this admission round and for an indication of vacancies please view the Secondary 2021 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 2021 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 14th March 2021 will be considered together and outcomes will be communicated week commencing 15th March 2021.


​Application to Primary 2021

Applications are now open for parents/carers of children born between 01/09/2016 and 31/08/2017 and wishing to make an application for their child to start Primary School in September 2021.​​

The deadline for Primary 2021 applications was Friday 15th January 2021 ​and has now passed.

Parents/carers wishing to make an application are now required to complete the Late Primary Application Form 2021 which can be found in the link below or you can visit any of the Halton Direct Link Offices to request one. Forms can also be obtained by emailing schooladmissions@halton.gov.uk

For information regarding primary schools in Halton and their admissions policies, please take a look at the Admission to Primary School 2021 Booklet before making an application.​

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


​​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 2022 instead of 2021), please complete and return this ​Defer Primary Application form to schooladmissions@halton.gov.ukbefore the deadline of 15th January 2021. 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 2021 INTAKE

Following consultation, the Council’s Executive Board at the meeting held on 16th January 2020, determined the admission arrangements for community and voluntary controlled schools for the September 2021 intake, and the Primary and Secondary coordinated admission schemes for the September 2021 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 2020 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 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