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General Admission Information & Advice for parents, carers and students

Admissions

Offers for Year 7 September 2022 entry have now been sent out (Tuesday 1 March 2022).

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.

Congratulations!

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 school.admissions@trafford.gov.uk 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 Ms K Tovey at Altrincham College. 
You can do this via email: admissions@altrinchamcollege.com 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 2022 will take place during May.  

You must lodge your intention to appeal before 15th March 2022 in order to be heard during the week beginning 9 May 2020. Any appeals lodged after 15th March 2022 will be heard at a later date.

Timetable of events for Admission to Year 7 September 2022

Date

Details

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 9 May 2022.

Week beginning 9 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 15 March but before Friday 3 June 2022. 

Appeals lodged after 3 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.