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Admissions

ADMISSIONS

Choosing the right school for your son/daughter is an important decision and at Queen’s Park High School we strive to give you as much insight and information as possible to help you with this process.

The admissions round for children starting high school in September 2022 opens on 1st September 2021. Please read the information below on how to apply to our school. You can also visit our Open Events page which we hope you will find useful.

How to Apply

All applications for admission to Queen’s Park High School for children transferring from primary school into Year 7 are co-ordinated centrally by the Local Authority. To apply please visit Cheshire West and Chester Council School Admissions you will then need to create an account and follow the online application process.

If you do not have an email and are unable to apply on line please download and complete the application form below and post to: School Admissions, Cheshire West and Chester Council, Wyvern House, The Drumber, Winsford CW7 1AH.

If you have any difficulties with this process please contact the local authority on 0300 123 7039 or email admissions@cheshirewestandchester.gov.uk 

Closing date for applications into Year 7 for September 2022 is 31st October 2021.

We welcome applications from all children from our Partner Primary Schools (as detailed in our Admissions Policy) which includes Belgrave, Chester Blue Coat, Dodleston, Eccleston, Grosvenor Park Academy, Hoole, Lache and Overleigh St Marys.   We also welcome applications from children currently attending Primary schools outside of our immediate catchment, for example in September 2020 we welcomed children from over 20 different primary schools. All applicants resident in another English authority must apply to their home local authority even if applying for a school within Cheshire West and Chester.

If you would like to make an enquiry about school places in Year 7 for September 2022, please contact: Mrs Scanlon, Senior Assistant Headteacher/Primary Liaison via email: c.scanlon@qphs.co.uk

All requests for In-Year admissions between September and July are dealt with by the school.
Applications must be made through Cheshire West and Chester (CWAC) website. 

For further information on admissions to Queen's Park High School, please contact:
Mr Jamie Footitt, Data & Admissions Officer
Tel: 01244 257088
Email: admissions@qphs.co.uk

KEY dates for your diary 

Date Event
1 September 2021 Year 6 progressing to Year 7 in September 2022:
Parents/carers can apply for a school place - click here
23 September 2021 New Year 7 Parents' Information Evening 6pm-7pm
24 & 27 September 2021 Open Mornings 9.15am - 12noon
30 September 2021  Open Evening 6pm-9pm
1st October 2021 Open Morning 9.15am - 12noon
31 October 2021 Year 6 progressing to Year 7 in September 2022:
Closing date for secondary school applications.
Both paper and online applications must be submitted to the Authority by this date.
1  March 2022 Notification of offers.

Applicants can view the school place offered by logging into their account - offer letters posted

18 May 2022  Induction/Welcome Evening 6.00 - 7.30pm for new Year 7 students and their families.
5 July 2022  Transition/Taster Day at Queen's Park High School for all new Year 7 children

OPEN EVENTS 

We will be holding our Open Evening for Parents/Carers of Year 5 and Year 6 children plus a number of Open Mornings over the first half of the Autumn term.

Open Evening

We are excited to announce that our Open Evening will be held on Thursday 30th September 2021. This annual event will be dependent on current government guidance at the time relating to Covid-19.

During the course of the evening you will have the chance to see:

  • Queen’s Park High School students at work in different subject areas
  • Displays of students’ work and information
  • Teachers and support staff in all areas of the school
  • Refreshments in the canteen

Children will also have an opportunity to get involved in the range of exciting activities taking place in each of the subject areas around the school.

During the evening our new Headteacher, Mr Kearns will be giving two presentations, at 6.00pm which will be repeated at 7.30pm in the Main Hall. The presentation is designed to give you a brief introduction to the school together with an overview of the transition process throughout the year ahead. Members of the Senior Leadership Team will also be available after the presentation to answer any questions.

Can't make it to our Open Evening, then come along to one of our Open Mornings.

Open Mornings

The Open Mornings provide you with an opportunity to experience what the school feels like during a normal working day and to meet some of our students and staff, including Headteacher - Mr Kearns and Deputy Headteacher & Primary Liaison Lead - Mrs Scanlon.
They will run from 9.15am - 12pm on the following dates:

  • Friday 24th September 2021
  • Monday 27th September 2021
  • Friday 1st October 2021

Tours will last for about 45 minutes and should be booked in advance by contacting reception
Tel: 01244 257088 Email: enquiries@qphs.co.uk or openevening@qphs.co.uk

We also hold a number of Open Mornings during March and June for Parents/Carers of Year 4, 5 and Year 6 children which run from 9.15am - 12pm

We look forward to welcoming you to our school.

Admission appeals 

While most parents/carers will be able to send their child off to start their educational journey at the high school of their preference in September, there will be a handful who may not have been allocated their preferred choice. The reason for this is usually that the demand for places is higher than those available. In this instance you should receive a letter from the school stating why your child has not been admitted.

If we cannot offer you a place you have the right to appeal, which will be determined by an Independent Appeal Panel. The Appeal Form can be downloaded below.

Late applications 

If the closing date to apply for a place in Year 7 for September has passed, you can still submit a late application - please refer to pages 9-10 of the Transferring to Secondary School booklet for further information on late applications (see attachment below)

SIXTH FORM ADMISSIONS

For more information on Sixth Form admissions and entry requirements please click on the link:
Sixth Form Admissions 

For further information on admissions to Queen's Park High School Sixth Form, please contact:
Mrs V Prydden, Head of Sixth Form
Email: v.prydden@qphs.co.uk