School place decisions for September 2018

Decisions for school places for Year 7 and Reception for September 2018, are being conveyed to parents on offer dates: 1 March 2018 for Year 7 and 16 April 2018 for Reception.

Decision letters will be emailed to applicants who made their applications by using the online facility. The offer is also available to view via the online accounts on those dates. Offers for applications made by phone or paper copy are sent by second class post on the above dates.  

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Applications are considered by the admission authority of each school named as a preference on the application form. For academies, voluntary (church) aided, free, foundation and studio schools, the academy trust or the governing body is the admission authority for the school.

The admission authority for community and voluntary controlled schools is the local authority. Information regarding the oversubscription criteria for schools is available in our School Admissions information booklets.  

The documents below will show information on the lowest criterion and related distance that places were allocated to for each school within secondary and primary for September 2018, and is relevant as at offer date of 1 March and 16 April 2018 respectively.

When viewing the information sheets, please note that distance is measured using the National Land and Property Gazetteer (NLPG) which measures straight line distances in miles from the school’s coordinate point to the point of residence’s coordinate point.

Secondary transfers

Please note: Schools where additional places have been agreed above PAN (i.e. above Published Admission Number) are highlighted. 

Important Information – Secondary Admissions September 2018

All preferences requested were considered, which resulted in 98.50% of Cheshire East residents being offered a school of their preference including 94.36% that were offered their first preference.

The number of applications received for Cheshire East places remained high in 2018, with a total of 4853 applications, which included 4004 from Cheshire East residents.

Primary admissions

  • This information will be available on 16 April 2018.

Waiting lists

Waiting lists will be held until the 31st December 2018 for schools which are community or voluntary controlled. Schools that are their own admission authority (academy, foundation free  or voluntary aided), may hold them longer. Parents will need to contact the relevant school for further information on this.