The School Admissions Policy replicates that of the Local Authority (please click here for link to Cheshire West and Chester website) and is overseen by Senior Deputy Headteacher
Please refer to our Determined Admissions Arrangements for information on
How school consider applications for every age group
Arrangements for selecting the pupils who apply
Our oversubscription criteria (including order in which they’re applied)
What parents should do if they want to apply for their child to attend our school
If you would like your child to transfer to us from another secondary school, we recommend that you first carefully consider the reasons for moving. Advice and things to consider can be found here https://www.cheshirewestandchester.gov.uk/residents/education-and-learning/school-admissions/object-to-school-admission-arr/in-year-school-transfers/in-year-school-transfers.aspx
All requests for admissions between September and July in any year are dealt with by the school. If you wish to apply for a place at The Whitby High School, please complete the In-Year Application Form via the link below,.
Any parent or carer whose child is not offered a place at The Whitby High School has the right of appeal to an Independent Appeal Panel. The panel is entirely independent of the Governing Body. Any parent wishing to appeal should send a completed Admissions Appeal Application Form together with supporting documentation to the Admissions Clerk at the school address. Further information about the Appeals process can be found on the CWAC website here
Appeals for September admissions to Year 7 must be made within the published timetable for that year group. If you are unhappy with the school offered, you can appeal a place. 29th March is the closing date for on time appeals. These will be heard by 17th June. Dates may vary from year to year and checks for the specific year of admission should be made .Late applications and other in year appeals will be heard within 30 school days of the appeal form being received.
The admission authority will set a deadline for submitting information and evidence to support parent or carers’ appeal. If information and evidence is submitted after the deadline, it might not be considered and may result in delays to the hearing.
Parents or carers making an appeal will receive at least 10 schooldays’ notice of their appeal hearing.
Decision letters will be sent within 5 school days of the hearing where possible.