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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.

We organise an Open Evening in September along with Open Sessions throughout the year to enable families of Year 5 and 6 students to visit the school prior to making their Secondary School preference selection in October.

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 you 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 at the bottom of this page and post to Cheshire West and Chester Council Admissions in Winsford. 
Closing date for applications to Year 7 for September 2019 - 31 October 2018.

We welcome applications from all children from our Feeder Primary Schools which includes Belgrave, Chester Blue Coat, Dodleston, Eccleston, Grosvenor Park Academy, Hoole, Lache, Overleigh St Marys and The Arches.   We also welcome applications from children currently attending Primary schools outside of our catchment.  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 2019,  contact:
Mrs Scanlon, 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. 

KEY dates for your diary 

Date Event
1 September 2018 Year 6 progressing to Year 7 in September 2019:
Online admission application opens
5 September 2018

All students return to school after the summer holiday 

Welcome to our new Year 7 students

10-12 September 2018 Year 7 Transition Residential at the Conway Centre, Anglesey
31 October 2018 Year 6 progressing to Year 7 in September 2019:
Closing date for secondary school applications to be sent to the Council
1  March 2019 Notification of offers. Year 6 progressing to Year 7 in September 2019: Places allocated.
Applicant can view their school place by logging into their online account.
Offer letter is posted to applicant on 1 March 2019
8 March 2019 Year 6 progressing to Year 7 in September 2019:
Closing date for acceptance or decline of place offered.
29 March 2019 Year 6 progressing to Year 7 in September 2019:
Closing date for on time Appeal Applications
22 May 2019 Year 6 progressing to Year 7 in September 2019:
Parents/Carers Induction/Welcome Evening 6.00-7.30pm (see Open Events)
19 June 2019 Year 6 progressing to Year 7 in September 2019:
Appeal Hearings
2 July 2019  Year 6 progressing to Year 7 in September 2019:
Transition/Taster Day at QPHS
19-21 July 2019 (TBC) Year 6 progressing to Year 7 Summer School 10am - 3pm (TBC)
1 September 2019 Year 6 progressing to Year 7 in September 2020:
Online admission application opens
4 September 2019

All students return to school after the summer holiday 

Welcome to our new Year 7 & Sixth Form students

September 2019 (TBC) Year 7 Transition Residential at the Conway Centre, Anglesey (TBC)
September 2019 (Date TBC) New Year 7 Parents' Information Evening 6pm-7pm
31 October 2019 Year 6 progressing to Year 7 in September 2020:
Closing date for secondary school applications to be sent to the Council
2  March 2020 Notification of offers. Year 6 progressing to Year 7 in September 2020: Places allocated.
Applicant can view and accept their school place by logging into their online account. Offer letter is posted to applicant on 1 March 2020
9 March 2020 Year 6 progressing to Year 7 in September 2020:
Closing date for acceptance or decline of place offered.
30 March 2020 Year 6 progressing to Year 7 in September 2020:
Closing date for on time Appeal Applications
May 2020 (Date TBC) Year 6 progressing to Year 7 in September 2020:
Parents/Carers Induction/Welcome Evening 6.00-7.30pm
19 June 2020 Year 6 progressing to Year 7 in September 2020:
Appeal Hearings
July 2020 (TBC) Year 6 progressing to Year 7 in September 2020:
Transition/Taster Day at QPHS

OPEN EVENTS 

Welcome Evening 

We are holding our Welcome Evening for current Year 6/new Year 7 students on Wednesday 22nd May 2019. The evening will start promptly at 6.00pm (until 7.30pm) with a short presentation followed by the opportunity to find out more about life at secondary school. On arrival, you will receive a welcome pack which aims to provide you with all the key information you need to know about our school.

During the course of the evening you will be able to speak to our curriculum team leaders, our pastoral team, our senior members of staff, Governors and the PTA, all of whom will be on hand to answer any questions you may have.

Further information will also be available about:

  • The curriculum in Year 7
  • The Year 6 Transition Day and residential
  • Our school uniform and school meals
  • Enrichment activities (including Music for Life provision)

Should you have any further queries, please do not hesitate to contact us.

We look forward to meeting you and welcoming your family to the Queen's Park High School Community.

Open Mornings 

We are holding Open Mornings for Parents/Carers of Year 4 & 5 children to come and visit our school on:

  • Monday 17 June 2019
  • Wednesday 19 June 2019
  • Monday 24 June 2019
  • Tuesday 25 June 2019

These sessions 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 - Miss Lyndsay Watterson and Assistant Headteacher & Primary Liaison - Mrs Clare Scanlon.

Tours start at the following times during the morning:

  • 9.15am
  • 9.30am
  • 9.45am
  • 10.15am
  • 11.30am

Tours last for about 45 minutes and should be booked in advance by contacting school reception on Tel: 01244 981500 or email: enquiries@qphs.co.uk 

Open Evening

Our Open Evening will be held in September 2019, 6pm - 9pm

To find out more please click on the link Open Evening

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

At Queen's Park High School, "Every day is an Open Day" so if you didn't manage to visit us during our Open Evening  or Open Mornings and would like to visit the school, please contact reception to arrange a tour.

Parents, other close family relatives and children are all invited to come along!

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)

CWAC Consultation 

CWAC are currently consulting on changes to school admission arrangements and co-ordinated admission scheme for September 2020/21 academic year. The consultation will run until 3 January 2018. This is in accordance with the timescale set in the School Admissions Code, to consult for a minimum of six weeks between 1 October 2018 and 31 January 2019.

Details of the consultation can be found on their website:

 

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, please contact:
Mr Jamie Footitt, Data & Admissions Officer
Tel: 01244 981519
Email: admissions@qphs.co.uk