For September 2023 entry into Year 7

The Laurus Trust is the Admissions Authority for Laurus Cheadle Hulme. The co-ordination and administration of student admissions for entry is undertaken by the Local Authority.

Applications are made using the Local Authority form for the area in which you reside. Applications will close on 31st October 2022. For more information on the application and appeals process please click here.

Laurus Cheadle Hulme does not have a catchment area. If a tie-break is required to determine which child gets a place then those living closest to the school will have priority. See the FAQs below for further information.

While Cheadle Hulme High School and Laurus Cheadle Hulme are both part of the Laurus Trust, you must have named each school in your list of preferences if you are interested in a place at either school.

Offers will be made on or around 1st March 2023 by the Local Authority.

In year admissions are also co-ordinated by the Local Authority. For more information please click on this link.



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 2023 Year 7 place are made using the Local Authority’s online admission form. The closing date is 31st October 2022.

How do 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 Admissions Policy below. If a tie-break is necessary to determine which children are admitted then children living nearest to the school will be given priority. Laurus Cheadle Hulme does not have a catchment area.

How will I be told if my application is successful?

You will be informed by email on or around 1st March 2023 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 Admissions Policy below.

Do you have a waiting list?

Yes, and it will be open to any parent to ask for their 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 Admissions Policy below.