As a prospective parent, you will have no doubt agonised over the choices available to you in mid-Cheshire regarding which secondary school to send your child to. We are fortunate in mid-Cheshire to have a wide selection of good secondary schools to choose from.

The Winsford Academy is one of those.

In this section of our website, we provide you with a range of documents to read through to help inform your decision. There is, however, no substitute for a visit to the academy during a normal school day where you can see at first hand our orderly, well-focused and happy learning environment. You will not be disappointed and if you’ve already made the decision to send your child to the academy, you will be utterly reassured and filled with confidence by what you see. If you’re still considering us an option, we guarantee that we’ll give you plenty of food for thought and make this tough decision even more difficult!

If you would like to visit the academy during a normal school day, please contact Mrs J Fox, PA to the Principal, on 01606 592300 or at

Also take the time to look through our website. It gives a very good flavour of what our academy is about.


If you would like to secure a place in Year 7 at the Academy you should apply through the Cheshire West and Chester School Admissions procedure (31st October 2019 is the closing date for applications to be returned to Cheshire West and Chester). Please click here to visit the site.

Timetable for Cheshire West Secondary Transfer

1st September 2019

  • Parents/carers can apply for a school place either online or by paper copy.

31st October 2019

  • Closing date for on-time applications.
  • Paper applications must be received by this date to be considered as ‘on-time’ and returned to;

School Admissions, Cheshire West and Chester Council, Wyvern House, The Drumber, Winsford, Cheshire, CW7 1AH.

  • Online applications must be submitted to the authority by this date.

2nd March 2020

  • Notification of offers.
  • Offer letters notifying parents/carers of school place offered sent out by second class post.
  • Online offers made available for parents/carers to view, e-mail offers sent to those who have requested this when setting up the account.

If you have been unsuccessful with your application, please contact us at for advice.

If you decide to appeal you are strongly advised to seek a place at an alternative school in case your appeal is unsuccessful. This will not prejudice your right of appeal for The Winsford Academy.

30th March 2020

  • Closing date for on-time appeals
  • Appeals received by this date will be heard by 16th June 2020.

You can contact the Admissions team on 0300 123 039 or

In Year Transfers

If you are considering making an application for a place in years 8, 9, 10 & 11 please contact the Academy on 01606 592300 and we will be very pleased to show you around during any normal school day. Formal applications for a place in these years should be made to the Cheshire West and Chester Admissions team.


If we cannot offer you a place you have the right to Appeal, which will be determined by an Independent Appeal Panel. Please email for an appeals form.