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The admissions deadline for Year 6 progressing to Year 7 in September 2024 is 31st October 2023.
For late applications, parents/carers can apply for a school place -  here


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 2024 opens on 1st September 2023. 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 Year 6 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 

Closing date for applications into Year 7 for September 2024 is 31st October 2023.

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 2024, please contact: Mrs Bearcroft, Transition Lead

In-Year Admissions

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 our Admissions & Attendance Officer
Tel: 01244 257088

KEY dates for your diary 

Date Event
1 September 2023 Year 6 progressing to Year 7 in September 2024:
Parents/carers can apply for a school place - click here
21 September 2023 New Year 7 Parents' Information Evening 6pm-7pm
28 September 2023  Open Evening 6pm-8pm
29 September & 2nd October 2023 Open Mornings 9.15am - 12noon
31 October 2023 Year 6 progressing to Year 7 in September 2024:
Closing date for secondary school applications.
Both paper and online applications must be submitted to the Authority by this date.
1 March 2024 Notification of offers.

Applicants can view the school place offered by logging into their account. Emails sent to parents/carers who have applied online notifying of the school place offered.

If a paper application has been made, offer letters will be posted out to parents/carers notifying of school place offered.

15 April 2024 Closing date for on time appeals
Appeals received by this date will be heard by 18 June 2024
22 May 2024  Induction/Welcome Evening 6pm - 7pm for new Year 7 students and their families.
25 June 2024  Transition/Taster Day 8.50am - 3.00pm at Queen's Park High School for all new Year 7 children
August 2024 (TBC) 3 day Summer School for new Year 7 students starting QPHS


During the first half of the Autumn Term we host our Open Evening for Parents/Carers of Year 5 and Year 6 children plus a number of Open Mornings.

Open Evening 2023

Our Open Evening for Year 5 and Year 6 children and their families was held on Thursday 28th September 2023 from 6pm - 8pm. 

During the course of the evening, families were able to take a tour of the school with our Sixth Form students and had 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
  • SENCO and Pastoral Support Teams

Children also had an opportunity to get involved in a range of exciting activities taking place in each of the subject areas around the school and sample Queen’s Park High School food with tasty treats served from The Eatery (school dining area).

During the evening our Headteacher, Mr Kearns gave two presentations, one at 6.00pm which was repeated at 7.00pm in the Main Hall. The presentation was designed to give families a brief introduction to the school, aswell as an overview of the transition process throughout the year ahead. As part of the presentation, we were delighted to invite on stage some of our Year 7 and Sixth Form students who shared their own experiences and views on life at Queen's Park High School with visitors.

Members of the Senior Leadership Team, school governors and The Learning Trust members were also available throughout the evening to answer any questions.

Open Mornings

Our Open Mornings provide parents and children 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 Key Stage 3 Lead - Mrs Bearcroft.
They run from 9.15am - 12pm on the following dates:

  • Friday 29th September 2023
  • Monday 2nd October 2023

Tours will last for about 45 minutes and should be booked in advance by contacting reception
Tel: 01244 257088 Email: or Please supply your contact number and email address along with your child's name, current primary school and year group.

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)

Admissions policy 

Please read the Admissions Policy for the next academic year. This is the policy that will be applied to all applications. To download this policy and the current year's admission policy, please visit our Policies & Documents page or you can access them at the bottom of this page.

The learning trust admissions arrangements 2025-2026 consultation 


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