Sandbach High School and Sixth form College

In-Year Admissions

An in-year admission is arranged outside the normal admissions round and at a time when your child should already be attending school.  You can apply for an in-year school place using the online form on the Cheshire East website.  This will be forwarded to the school, who will process your application and advise whether we are able to offer a place.

Choosing the right school for your child is an important and often difficult decision and we understand that there are many questions you may have.  Please contact Miss C Smith, Admissions Officer –, who will be happy to arrange a mutually convenient appointment for a tour of the school so that you can see the facilities and what is on offer here to assist you in making your decision.

Year 7 - September 2024

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.

Parents/carers must submit their application to Cheshire East Council by the published closing date of 31 October 2023.  Offers for places in Year 7 for September 2024 will be released by Cheshire East Council on 1 March 2024 and must be accepted or declined via your Cheshire East parent portal account by 15 March 2024.

We aim to offer a full programme of transition activities, which enables students to get used to their new environment and develop friendships.  Information about this will be communicated to parents and carers at the beginning of the summer term.

Admission Appeals

Parents who are not offered a place have a right of appeal to an Independent Schools Appeals Panel. Appeals for the September 2024 intake into Year 7 must be submitted in writing using the appeal form which can be downloaded below.  Forms received after the deadline may result in a delay to the appeal hearing for your child.

Appeals Application Deadlines Friday 29 March 2024
Appeal Hearings (on time applications) Heard by Friday 14 June 2024

(as far as possible)

Appeal Hearings (late applications) Within 40 school days of the appeal closing date where possible or within 30 school days of appeal being lodged.

Casual appeals for admission to other year groups are normally heard within 30 school days (excluding school holidays) from the date the completed appeal form is received in school.