A major event in our admissions' process is our Open Evening which takes place early in September each year. This is an event where prospective students and their families can learn all about our school, meet the staff and students and take part in activities across all faculties and departments. It's always a great event that is the highlight of our year. Our plans for our 2021 Open Evening are still in process and we will continue to be guided by advice from the government in relation to mass gatherings. We will update this page for you as soon as our plans are confirmed.
In the meantime, we have retained all of the information for you from our 2020 'Virtual Welcome' which was a great success. Much of this information is still current and you will really enjoy taking a tour of the school and hearing from the staff across all areas of learning. Just click here....
Halton Borough Council is responsible for the administration of the admissions process. Parents and Carers must complete a preference form online at www.halton.gov.uk/schooladmissions, which will issue an e-receipt email to you.
Online applicants can login to view the outcome of their application on Tues 1st March 2022. Offer letters will be posted to applicants who submit a paper preference form on Tues 1st March 2022. Don’t leave it too late – you may miss out on the school place you want if you apply late. The deadline is Sunday 31st October 2021.
Parents and Carers of pupils from other local authorities should complete their own local authority form, but may include Halton schools as preferences on their form.
The school understands that parents and carers may have a number of questions regarding the process. The following points of information may assist you:
In September 2022 there will be one intake of 320 pupils into Wade Deacon.
Parents and Carers must complete the preference form regardless of circumstances or home address if they wish to apply for a place at Wade Deacon.
All applications must be submitted no later than Sunday 31st October 2021.
If the school is oversubscribed, applicants will then be allocated a place on the following criteria:
Looked after children and children who were looked after but ceased to be so because they were adopted (or became subject to a residence order or special guardianship order).
Distance: pupils living nearest to the school measured using an Ordnance Survey address point system which measures straight line distances in metres from the point of the place of permanent residence of the pupil to the address point of the school. As a reference point for you, for September 2021, the distance was set at 1605.40 metres measured from the centre of the school in a straight line in any direction. This may be subject to change for the September 2022 intake.
Click the link below to view Wade Deacon High School's Admissions Policy:
We are still awaiting the latest information relating to admissions to Wade Deacon for September 2022. The documents below will be updated as and when we receive information from the relevant local authorities. We have retained them for you as some of the information will still be pertinent for you in getting as much information as you can in lieu of formal dates and deadlines being announced.