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General Admission Information & Advice for parents, carers and students


Offers for Year 7 September 2021 have now been sent out (Monday 1st March 2021).

If your child has been offered a place at Altrincham College, congratulations!  Please immediately respond to this offer as per your Local Authority’s instructions.

If you have not been successful in securing a place for your child at Altrincham College you may choose to:

1. Request to go on the waiting list

Requests to go onto the Altrincham College waiting list must be made directly to Trafford School Admissions not directly to the school. 

Please put your request in writing to Trafford School Admissions Department (either via email to or on paper to School Admissions, Waterside House, Waterside, Sale, M33 7ZF), giving your child’s name, date of birth, home address and the name of the desired school.

The waiting list is held in strict accordance with Altrincham College’s over-subscription criteria and not on a first come first served basis. This waiting list will be held in accordance with our Admissions Policy.

2.  You may also choose to appeal against the decision not to allocate your child a place

If you are choosing to appeal against the decision, you must lodge your intention to do so directly to Ms K Tovey at Altrincham College. 

You can do this via email: or if you do not have email access, by telephone on 0161 980 7173.

When lodging your intention to appeal, please ensure you provide the following details:

  • Child's name
  • Child's date of birth
  • Child's current school
  • Parent's name
  • Postal address
  • Contact number and email address

Appeal hearings for a place in Year 7 for September 2021 will take place during May.  

You must lodge your intention to appeal before 15th March 2021 in order to be heard during the week beginning 10th May 2021. Any appeals lodged after 15th March 2021 will be heard at a later date.

Timetable of events for Admission to Year 7 September 2021



1st March

Secondary school offers sent out

15th March

Deadline for parents to respond to their offer via Local Authority

15th March

Deadline to lodge intention to appeal with Altrincham College in order to be heard during week beginning 10th May

Week beginning 10th May*

Individual appeal hearings during which each parent/carer presents their case to the independent panel

June / July*

Appeal hearings for anyone who lodged an appeal after 15th March but before Friday 4th June 2021. 

Appeals lodged after 4th June will be heard within 30 school days.

*Please note that due to the Covid-19 pandemic, appeal hearings may be carried out using Zoom video conferencing technology rather than in person.  Changes may also be required to the way in which the school’s presenting officer delivers the school’s case depending on the social distancing restrictions in place at that time.