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Open Evenings

Virtual Open Evening 2020!

Dear Parents and Carers of Year 5 and 6 students,

Welcome to our “Virtual Open Evening 2020!"   It’s such a shame that we cannot invite you into our school this year because our Open Evenings are always, fun, lively and friendly!

We have tried to capture the spirit and ethos of Altrincham College, its staff and students, in our short video which, I believe, will leave you with no doubt in your mind that our school is a vibrant, creative and warm learning environment…and the right choice for your child.


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It is difficult as a parent or carer this year, to help your child make the best choice of secondary school when you cannot experience the school in real life. Therefore, as well as our video, we have prepared a FAQ section which I hope will help to inform you a little of all we are about.

You will want reassurances. This is what we believe and live by at AC:

  • At AC, we recruit and train high performing staff in all sectors of the school. This is necessary if we are to have an outstanding approach to all we do, staff and students reaching for the highest heights together.
  • We believe that academic excellence and personal growth are underpinned by a strong, supportive pastoral system which allows children to feel immediately part of the AC family when they start with us in Year 7 (or Year12), which allows them to make mistakes and take educational risks, and ultimately to reach the goals they set for themselves.  
  • We believe in educating the whole person and preparing young people for their next steps, therefore we offer a broad and balanced curriculum where children can find their element and be in it!
  • We also do all we can to help them to understand the world and change it for the better when their time comes.
  • We reward them not only for academic success and hard work but also for their positive contributions to our school community and their kindness towards others.

As Headteacher, I am working hard to ensure our school provides the education I want for my own children.  I know that when children and young people feel happy and secure, they will learn well, so we start with getting the basics right, knowing our students by name, finding out what makes them tick and by believing in them.

Please take a good look at our website; please ask us if you require further information packs to be sent to you (, take some time to get as full a picture of Altrincham College as you can.  I hope you do choose our school for your child and I look forward to warmly welcoming you in the near future.

Ms K. Earle, Headteacher


Q. What is the school's admission policy?

A. Our admissions policy for 2021 can be found here

Q. How will my child travel to school?

A. Many of our students who live further than 2 miles away, travel to and from school by bus.  There are currently 7 school buses which are dedicated to serving Altrincham College.  Please visit our bus information page.

Q. What is your catchment area?

A. The priority catchment area for Altrincham College is all postcode areas within WA14, WA15 and M33, plus Trafford Authority residents within the M23 postcode.  

Q. What are the school's results like?

A. Please refer to the results information page on our website.

Q. How do school meals work?

A. We have an excellent in-house catering team who provide delicious and nutrious meals - hot and cold - for our students and staff.  Students pay for their meals, drinks and snacks using ParentPay.  ParentPay is quick and easy to use and funds can be uploaded online or using the cash uploaders at school.  Parents/carers can view full meal information online and set daily budgets. 

You can find out more information about school meals here.

Q. Where can I find out more about your school uniform?

A. Information about our school's uniform and PE kit, including how to purchase from our named supplier,  Monkhouse, can be found here.

If you have any questions about Altrincham College, please email:

We will publish any further FAQs over the coming weeks.