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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 2020 - 31 October 2019.

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 2020,  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 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 

 

September 2019 (Date TBC) New Year 7 Parents' Information Evening 6pm-7pm
14 - 16 October 2019 Year 7 Transition Residential at the Conway Centre, Anglesey
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
20 May 2020  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
30 June 2020 Year 6 progressing to Year 7 in September 2020:
Transition/Taster Day at QPHS

OPEN EVENTS 

Open Evening

Our Open Evening will be held on Thursday 19th September 2019, 6pm - 9pm for Parents/Carers of Year 4, 5 and Year 6 children.

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 Headteacher, Miss Watterson will be giving two presentations; the first at 6.00pm which will be repeated again at 7.30pm in the Main Hall. The presentation is designed to give you a brief introduction to the school and 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 on that date then come along to one of our Open Mornings.

Open Mornings 

Parents/Carers of Year 4, 5 and 6 children are invited to come and visit our school during one of our Open Mornings, which will run from 9.15am - 12noon on the following days:

  • Friday 20th September
  • Monday 23rd September 

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 

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.

Welcome Evening 

We are holding our Welcome Evening for current Year 6/new Year 7 students on Wednesday 20th May 2020. 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 welcoming your family to the Queen's Park High School Community.

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