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Admissions to Year 7 September 2019

Advice for parents / carers

Advice for Parents

Offers for a Year 7 September 2019 entry went out on Friday 1 March

If you have been successful in securing a place for your child / ward, here are some important dates for your calendar:

Welcome Evening for Parents/Carers: Thursday 27 June, 6:30pm

Induction Day for new Year 7 students: Thursday 4 July‚Äč, 8:45am

First day of term: Wednesday 5 September, 8:45am


If you have not been 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 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, 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 primary school
  • Parent/Carer name(s)
  • Postal address and contact number(s)
  • E-mail address(es)

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 9 May 2019.

You must lodge your intention to appeal before Monday 18 March 2019 in order to be heard during the week beginning 13 May 2019. Any appeals lodged after 18 March 2019 will be heard at a later date.

Timetable of events for Admission to Year 7 September 2019



Friday 1 March

Offers of a place sent out by Local Authority

Friday 15 March

Deadline for parents to have responded to offer via Local Authority

Monday 18 March

Deadline to have lodged intention to appeal with Altrincham College in order to be heard during week beginning Monday 13 May

Evening of Thursday 9 May

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

Week beginning Monday 13 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 Monday 18 March but before Monday 10 June 2019. 

Appeals lodged after Monday 10  June will be heard within 30 school days.