If you would like to register your interest in a future Year 7 place at Laurus Cheadle Hulme, please click here to complete the online Registration of Interest form.

Please note that registering your interest will ensure that you are kept informed of up and coming open events and any other important admissions information. It does not mean that you have applied for a place at Laurus Cheadle Hulme.

How to Apply

The application process for September 2018 Year 7 entry (children born between 1st September 2006 and 31st August 2007) begins in mid-August 2017.  We will be holding a series of public events to find out more about our exciting new school to enable you to make an informed decision.

If you would like to see our vision and values in action then please contact us to arrange a tour of the Laurus Trust’s lead secondary school, Cheadle Hulme High School with future Head of School, Gill Theobold.


Are all your staff qualified?
All Laurus Trust teachers are fully qualified and are required to commit to their ongoing professional development at the point of being recruited.
What is the difference between a Free School and a Local Authority School?
Free Schools are academies and are funded directly from central government rather than via the Local Authority.
How do I apply?

Applications for a September 2018 Year 7 place should be made using the Local Authority’s online admission form which opens in mid-August 2017.  The closing date is 31st October 2017.

How does the admissions criteria work?

The school has 210 Year 7 places.  If more than 210 applications are received, priority will be given to children in accordance with the oversubscription criteria which can be found in the Proposed Admissions Policy.  We will be looking for the community’s views on the proposed oversubscription criteria during the consultation period.

How will I be told if my application is successful?

You will be informed by email on 1st March 2018 and by letter two to three days later.

What happens if my application is unsuccessful?

All parents have a statutory right of appeal to an Independent Appeal Panel. For more information please see the Proposed Admission Policy.

Do you have a waiting list?

Yes, and it will be open to any parent to ask for his or her child’s name to be placed on the waiting list, following an unsuccessful application. Vacant places will be allocated to children on the waiting list in accordance with the oversubscription criteria in the Proposed Admissions Policy.