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General Admission Information & Advice for Parents, Carers and Students


Applications for Year 7 September 2024

The closing date for secondary school applications was 31 October 2023.

National Offer Day is 1 March 2024.

Timetable of events for Admission to Year 7 September 2024



1 March

Offers of a place go out

15 March

Deadline for parents to have responded to offer via Local Authority

15 March

Deadline to have lodged intention to appeal with Altrincham College in order to be heard during week beginning 6 May 2024.

Week beginning 6 May*

Individual appeal hearings during which parents/carers present their case to the independent panel

Start of July

Appeal hearings for anyone who lodged an appeal after 15 March but before Friday 7 June 2023. 

Appeals lodged after 7 June will be heard within 30 school days.

* We will not be holding appeals hearings on Monday 6 May 2024.

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 and 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, which can be found at the bottom of this page.

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 Mr D Wakefield 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
  • Parent's email address
  • Postal address and contact number

For further information about the appeals process, please click here to read the statutory guidance.