School admissions

If you live in England you must apply for a school place on your 'home' local authority's application form (i.e the authority where you live) even if you are applying for a school in another local authority. Applicants who live outside of England can apply direct to Cheshire East for a Cheshire East school.

Any personal or sensitive information that you give to us will be held in accordance with the Data Protection Act 1998. For details about how we may use your information please see our admissions data protection statement (PDF, 82KB)

September 2015 admissions

Closing dates for September 2015 primary and secondary applications have now passed. If you wish to apply for reception or secondary Year 7 places, please call 0300 123 5012, or print and complete an application form from our booklet Applying for school places - Cheshire East guide for parents 2015-16 (PDF, 873KB)

Before completing your application you should read the information booklets which contain important information on the application process and information about Cheshire East schools.

From 2 March 2015 you can view the outcome of your Secondary School 2015 online application . Primary offers will be available from 16 April 2015

View results

Accept or decline your offer

You must inform us of your decision on the school offered to you. Any places ‘declined’ will then be reallocated to children held on a school’s waiting list. Any places not accepted by the deadline shown below may be withdrawn and reallocated.

Legal right of appeal
Parents who have been unsuccessful with a school preference have a legal right of appeal.  Appeals applications should be submitted to the relevant admission authority .

If you wish to apply for 6th form places, please contact the school.

Key dates

Key dates in the school admissions process
School TypeApplication opening dateClosing date for on time applicationsOffers available onlineDeadline for accepting
or declining places
Primary Reception 1 September 2014 15 January 2015 16 April 2015 30 April 2015
Secondary Year 7 1 September 2014 31 October 2014 2 March 2015 16 March 2015

In Year admissions

Applications for school places ‘in year’ are for admission after the first day of the school year into any year group. You will need to complete our In Year Application form, which will be forwarded to your schools of choice.  Alternatively hard copies of the application form can be found in the " In Year Admissions 2014/15"  booklet or contact 0300 123 5012.

If you wish to apply for a school in another local authority, you will need to contact the relevant authority to find out how to make an application.

Contact us

Fax 01270 686491

School Admissions, Floor 7
c/o Municipal Buildings
Earle Street
Link to Cheshire East School Admissions Twitter page

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