Apply To South Wirral High School

How To Apply

If you would like to make an application to join our school, you need to complete an application form on your councils website. This will be based on where you live e.g. If you live in the Wirral it is Wirral LEA, If you live in Cheshire it is CWAC.

It is important to note that all applications are dealt with equally as per our school admissions policy. A copy of which can be downloaded using the link below. Whether you live in Wirral or Cheshire makes no difference to how your application is dealt with.

Summer School

An opportunity for students to make friends, meet staff and find their way around.

First Day of Term

On the first day of term we have only year 7 pupils in to help them find their feet.

Year 7 Only Social Areas

A place where pupils can eat their lunch, catch up and meet other year 7 students.

The Application Process


Open Events

Come and have a look for yourself at one of our Open Evening or Open Morning events. If you cannot make any of these email us on and we advise next steps.


Submit Application Form

Log onto your council’s school application portal (Links below) and complete your application. Name South Wirral High School as one of your three choices and submit the form. This must be completed by 31st October.


Places Announced

On the 1st March you will receive an email from your council informing you if you have been allocated a place at South Wirral High School. If you haven’t been allocated a place you are able to make an appeal with your council.

Things To Know First

All of South Wirral High School’s applications are handled by Wirral Education Authority. Some important points to know about the application process:

  • Our school's admission number is 212.
  • Applications from Wirral or Cheshire based families are dealt with exactly the same.
  • If we receive less than 212 applications, everyone who wants a place gets a place
  • If we receive more than 212 applications our over subscription criteria is applied. This can be found be clicking the link below.

When To Apply?

Event Application Deadline
Applications Window Opens 1st September
Application Window Closes 31st October
Parents informed of places 1st March
Appeals Window 1st March – 31st March

Where can I find more information?

Wirral Based Families

For parents who live in Wirral please visit Wirral Council’s website using the link below:

Wirral Council Online Application Portal

Secondary education information

Cheshire Based Families

For parents who live in Cheshire please visit Cheshire Council’s website using the link below:

Cheshire Council Online Application Portal

Applying for a secondary place

How do I appeal to get a place at South Wirral High School?

Admissions for South Wirral High School are handled by Wirral LA. You will need to appeal/make a late application to South Wirral High School via one of the two routes below depending on where you live.

If you live in Wirral follow the steps below:

  1. Download a copy of the appeals form from the Wirral schools admissions website.
  2. Complete the appeals form.
  3. Once completed send to


If you live in Cheshire follow the steps below:

If parents would like to appeal and make a late application to another school, like South Wirral High School, they should do so by emailing  with their request.

These applications will then be sent over to Wirral LEA for applications to be reviewed.

The Cheshire West admissions team can also be contacted on 0300 123 7039.

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