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General Admission Information & Advice for parents, carers and students

General Admissions Information

Offers for a Year 7 September 2019 entry have now been sent out (Friday 1st March 2019).

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 Mrs N Eastwood 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 2019 will take place during May.  Please note that the school’s presenting officer will present the school’s case to parents/carers and the independent panel on the evening of Thursday 9th May 2019.

You must lodge your intention to appeal before 16th March 2018 in order to be heard during the week beginning 13th May 2019. Any appeals lodged after 16th March 2019 will be heard at a later date.

Timetable of events for Admission to Year 7 September 2019



1st March

Secondary school offers sent out

15th March

Deadline for parents to respond to their offer via Local Authority

16th March

Deadline to lodge intention to appeal with Altrincham College in order to be heard during week beginning 13th May

Evening of 9th May

Admissions Manager for Altrincham College presents school’s case to parents/carers and independent appeal panel

Week beginning 13th 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 16th March but before Friday 7th June 2019. 

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

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All enquiries regarding Admissions to Altrincham College can be made direct to Mrs N Eastwood (Admissions Manager), via email at:

Further details can also be found on the Trafford Council website.

Please click on the relevant links to obtain more admissions information.


In line with recent government guidelines, the Admissions Policy for 2020 admissions to Altrincham College has been updated. The proposed policy for 2020 is HERE, with the suggested changes highlighted in yellow. 

The consultation period for the updated policy will end on Friday 14 December 2018. If you have any comments or concerns regarding these proposed changes, please email the Admissions Department at