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General Admission Information & Advice for parents, carers and students


Offers for Year 7 September 2023 entry have now been sent out (Wednesday 1 March 2023).

If your child has been offered a place at Altrincham College and you wish to accept this place, please confirm your acceptance by replying 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 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.

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
  • Postal address and contact number

Appeal hearings for a place in Year 7 for September 2023 will take place during May.

You must lodge your intention to appeal before 15th March 2023 in order to be heard during the week beginning 8 May 2023. Any appeals lodged after 15th March 2023 will be heard at a later date.

Timetable of events for Admission to Year 7 September 2023

Date Details
1 March Offers of a place go out.
15 March Deadline for parents to have responded to their offer via the Local Authority.
15 March Deadline to have lodged intention to appeal with Altrincham College in order to be heard during week beginning 8th May 2023.
Week commencing 8 May* Individual appeal hearings during which each parent or carer presents their case to the independent panel.

Appeal hearings for anyone who lodged an appeal after 15 March but before Friday 2nd June 2023.

Appeals lodged after 2 June 2023 will be heard within 30 school days.

*We will not be holding appeal hearings on the Bank Holiday Monday

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