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School place decisions for September 2020

Decisions for school places for Year 7 and Reception for September 2020, are available to parents on offer dates: 2 March 2020 for Year 7 and 16 April 2020 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 2020, and is relevant as at offer date of 2 March and 16 April 2020 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 2020

All preferences requested that were received on time were considered, which resulted in 97% of Cheshire East residents being offered a school of their preference including 91.56% that were offered their first preference.

The number of applications received for Cheshire East places remained high in 2020 with a total 4511 of applications, which included 4100 from Cheshire East residents.

Primary admissions

This information will be available on 16 April 2020

Waiting Lists 

Waiting lists will be held until 31st December 2020 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.


Contact us

0300 123 5012 - option 1

Fax: 01270 686491

School Admissions
Floor 5, Municipal Buildings
Earle Street

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