Admission to high schools (Year 6 to Year 7 transfers).

Transfers to high school for September 2017

Children born between 1st. September 2005 and 31st. August 2006 are normally due to transfer to secondary school in September 2017. 

The vast majority of our Year 6 pupils transfer to Ellesmere Port Catholic High School. Other schools welcome applications too of course. Admission to the Catholic High School is regulated by their governors' admission policy, available on their website (click the link .)

The application process begins the year before your child is due to start high school. Applications for places in Year 7 must be made through the local authority which maintains the school; for most of you, this is Cheshire West and Chester Council.

If you are not resident in Cheshire West and Chester and wish to apply for a school maintained by this authority, you will need to include the school as a preference on your home authority's application form.

Most high schools will hold an open evening to enable parents and children to visit and view their facilities. For example, Ellesmere Port Catholic High School has an Open Evening each September. These are usually advertised in the local press or on the schools' own websites. Everyone is welcome.

An Information Booklet for Year 7 transfers in September 17, was available in the autumn term on this link; and you were advised to read this carefully, as it contains important information about the application process and the key dates. Details of how applications are considered for oversubscribed schools and how your preferences will be processed are also shown in this booklet. However places have now been offered for Sept 17: late applicants should ring the helpline below - packs for 2018 will be distributed in autumn 2017.

Please note:

A number of voluntary aided schools, including E.P.C.H.S., may require the completion of a supplementary information form in order that additional information is provided in support of an application, for example, if you have stated on your application form that your child is a baptised Catholic, you will need to provide a copy of your child's baptismal certificate. Supplementary forms can be obtained, completed and returned to the relevant school, for the attention of the governing body, by the closing date for applications, unless otherwise stated.

Transfers to High School in September 2018

You will receive information on the process for 2018 from September 2017, via your Local Authority.

Where to find help.

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St Mary of the Angels Primary School

Rossall Grove
Little Sutton
Ellesmere Port
CH66 1NN

Tel: 0151 338 2430
Fax: 0151 348 1340

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