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Admissions to Year 7 September 2018

Admissions to Year 7 September 2018

Parents/Carers are not required to complete any additional forms for entry into Year 7 (September 2018).  Applications are to be made via your own Local Authority. 

The deadline for returning your Common Application Form (CAF) to your Local Authority was 31st October 2017.

If you have missed this deadline, please contact the School Admissions Department at the Local Authority in which you reside.

Offers for a Year 7 September 2018 entry will go out on 1st March 2018. If, on that date, you are not successful in securing a place for your child, you can do two things:

1.  Request to go on the waiting list for Altrincham College

Requests to go onto the 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 2018, until the end of the Autumn term.

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/Carer's name(s)
  • Postal address and contact number

Appeal hearings for a place in Year 7 for September 2018 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 10th May 2018.

You must lodge your intention to appeal before 16th March 2018 in order to be heard during the week beginning 10th May 2018. Any appeals lodged after 16th March 2018 will be heard at a later date.

Timetable of events for Admission to Year 7 September 2018



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 14th May

Evening of 10th May

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

Week beginning 14th 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 8th June 2018. 

Appeals lodged after 8th June will be heard within 30 school days.