“We believe every child has the right to the best possible education” North West Academies Trust

Coronavirus Update

We have been monitoring Government guidance about how to manage the impact of the Coronavirus (Covid19) outbreak. Unfortunately, following the recent announcement by the Prime Minister it has been necessary for us to temporarily suspend Appeal Panel Hearings.

 As you will be aware schools are currently closed.  In addition, Independent Appeal Panel members are unpaid, trained volunteers.  This unfortunately means that there will now be unavoidable delays to progressing and hearing appeals this year due to the Coronavirus outbreak. If you lodge an appeal, we will contact you with a date as soon as we are able and pending advice from the Department for Education about how Appeals are to be administered in this unprecedented time and also the timescale for when they will take place.

 This information will be updated as and when Government directions are received.


Rudheath Senior Academy has an agreed admissions limit of 168 pupils in Year 7.

Applications to Rudheath Senior are made through the Local Authority admissions scheme. Parents are required to complete the application form supplied by the local authority.

Rudheath Senior will operate the same admissions arrangements as Cheshire West and Chester Council. The North West Academies Trust, as the admitting body for the school, adhere to Cheshire West and Chester Determined Admission Arrangements for maintained schools.

Key dates for transfer from primary to secondary school in September 2020 are as follows:

1 September 2019

Application process started – online application facility open, booklet available containing important information regarding the admissions process

31 October 2019              

Closing date for applications to be returned to the Council

2 March 2020

Online applicants can view the school place offered by logging into their online account – offer letters posted

30 March 2020

Closing date for appeal applications

By 16 June 2020

Appeal hearings (on time applicants)

Secondary School Information Booklet

The information booklet for parents/carers of pupils due to transfer from primary to secondary school in September 2020 can be found below:

Information Booklet

In Year Entry

For parents/carers applying for secondary school places outside of the normal intake in September 2020, and for all other in-year transfers to secondary schools, applications should be made via the Cheshire West and Chester website

Please use this link for more information about our Admissions Policy.