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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.

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.

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 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: School Admissions, Cheshire West and Chester Council, Wyvern House, The Drumber, Winsford CW7 1AH. 

Closing date for applications into Year 7 for September 2021 is 31st October 2020.

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, St Martins Academy 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 2021,  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. 

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

KEY dates for your diary 

Date Event
1 September 2020 Year 6 progressing to Year 7 in September 2021:
Parents/carers can apply for a school place - click here
24 September 2020 (Date TBC) New Year 7 Parents' Information Evening 6pm-7pm
31 October 2020 Year 6 progressing to Year 7 in September 2020:
Closing date for secondary school applications.
Both paper and online applications must be submitted to the Authority by this date.
1  March 2021 Notification of offers.
  • Online offers are made available for parents/carers to view, emails sent out to parents/carers who have applied online notifying of the school place offered.  
  • Offer letters are posted out to those parents/carers who have applied using a paper application.
8 March 2021 Closing date for acceptance or decline of place offered.
29 March 2021 Closing date for on time appeals. Appeals received by this date will be heard by 15th June 2021
19 May 2021  Induction/Welcome Evening 6.00-7.30pm for new Year 7 students and their families.
29 June 2021 Transition/Taster Day at Queen's Park High School for all new Year 7 children

OPEN EVENTS 

Open Mornings 

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

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.

Open Evening

Due to the pandemic and in accordance with government guidance we are unable to host this annual event, however we are delighted to invite you to a virtual Open Evening which we will be streaming live on-line from 6pm on Thursday 17th September 2020.
Please click here to find out more: Virtual Open Evening 2020

Welcome Evening 

Unfortunately we are unable to hold our Welcome Evening for current Year 6/new Year 7 students on Wednesday 13th May 2020, due to the Covid-19 outbreak. However please watch the welcome presentation at the top of this page, that has been recorded for our new Year 7 children and their parents/carers by Miss Watterson and Mrs Scanlon to find out more about life at secondary school and the transition process. 

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 

Cheshire West and Chester Cabinet determined the local authority's 2020-2021 admission arrangements and coordinated admissions scheme on 6 February 2019 in accordance with the statutory requirements of the School Admissions Code which states that admission authorities must determine their arrangements by 28 February 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 Sixth Form, please contact:
Mrs V Prydden, Head of Sixth Form
Email: v.prydden@qphs.co.uk