The admission arrangements for the academic year 2019-20 for Penketh High School are as follows. There have been no changes from the previous year.

Our Published Admission Number is 240 pupils.


Oversubscription criteria are used to establish an order of priority for allocation purposes when the number of applications for places at a school is greater that the number of places available.

Children who have a statement of special educational needs will be admitted to the school named in the statement over and above the published oversubscription criteria.

The oversubscription criteria for Penketh High School will be published in the parents’ guide as follows:

  1. Children in care and children formerly in care.
  2. Siblings (pupils with elder brothers or sisters already attending the preferred school and expected to continue at the school in the following school year. This includes full, half or step brothers and sisters and foster brothers and sisters who are living at the same address as part of the same family unit).
  3. Pupils for whom advice from a medical practitioner or psychologist has been provided by the parents at the time of application in support of admission to a particular school, which, in the Council’s view, justifies admission to the preferred school. The Council, if it is considered appropriate, will seek the views of the School Medical Officer or Educational Psychologist in the event of parents requesting admission on medical or psychological grounds.
  4. Pupils living nearest to the school defined as a direct distance from the child’s permanent place of residence to the school, measured using a Geographical Information Address Point system based on the Local Land and Property Gazetteer. This measures straight line distances from the address point of the permanent place of residence to the address point of the school, (in miles).

Where a school reaches its published admission number from pupils within one of the categories listed above those pupils to be admitted from within that category will be those whose permanent place of residence is closest to the school as defined in oversubscription criterion five.The Academy Trust at the school has agreed to follow the Council’s scheme for all admissions to the school for academic year 2019-20. For access to these schemes, please refer to the Council’s website.


After the publication of the new appeals code in February, it is now a statutory requirement for all admission authorities to set a timetable in relation to the appeals process. Furthermore, this timetable must be published on the website by 28 February each year. The appeals timetable for all admission authorities within Warrington is set out on the Council’s website.


Further information may be found on the Warrington Borough Council website which may be accessed from the link below.

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