For September 2024 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.

Stockport Local Authority’s application portal opens in mid August 2023 and the deadline for applications is 31 October 2023. For more information, please visit Stockport’s school admissions page here. Offer day is 1 March 2024.

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.

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 2024 Year 7 place are made using the Local Authority’s online admission form. The closing date is 31st October.

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 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.


2023/24 Admissions Policy


2024/25 SMBC School Admissions Procedure


2024/25 Admissions Policy


Timescale of school admission appeals


2025/26 Admissions Policy


Stockport school admissions appeals process