Open events are held during the Summer and Autumn terms for prospective Year 7 students and their parents. This gives an opportunity for everyone to see our school and meet staff. All students who are offered places are then invited to spend two days in school shortly before they join us in September. This helps them to feel comfortable in their new surroundings and to get to know each other and their teachers.

Quite often new students arrive during the course of a school year. The parents of these students, and the students themselves, are welcomed, interviewed and shown round the school by a senior member of staff who is responsible for making all necessary arrangements for admission. These students are supported to ensure a smooth transition and positive start.

Applications for Year 7 – September 2020

Sandbach High School and Sixth Form College recognises that the transition from primary to secondary school is important in the lives of children and their families.

We are aiming to offer a full programme of transition activities, which enables students to get used to their new environment and develop friendships. However, due to the unprecedented nature of the circumstances in which we currently find ourselves, in the event that it is not possible for an activity or event to take place, we will inform you via email or in this section of the website. Please check your emails and this page regularly as we approach any relevant dates.

We have recently posted out transition information addressed to applicants who have accepted an offer of a school place at their address at the time of the application, copies of which are available below. If, in due course, you are concerned that you have not received this information or if you have changed address since your initial application, please contact Miss C Smith, Admissions Officer –

Introduction letter to Parents

Welcome postcard to students

Moving on booklet

Top Tips – parent council

Data Collection Form

Admission Appeals

Appeal Guidance

Appeal Form

Admissions Policies

Academies such as ours act as their own admission authority, applying their own admission criteria as detailed in the policies below. However, all parents will only have to fill in one application form and will receive their offer from the LA in whose area they live. The Common Application Form (CAF) must be used by all Cheshire parents applying for a school place, whether inside or outside Cheshire.

 Admissions 2021-2022

ADMISSIONS 2020-2021

ADMISSIONS 2019-2020

ADMISSIONS 2018-2019

If you require any further information on admissions, please contact Miss C Smith, Admissions Officer –