Year 6 Transition

Starting secondary school

Children who are due to start secondary school in September 2024, born 1 September 2012 to 31 August 2013 will receive a letter to their current school, which contains information on the registration and application processes.

How to apply

The online application form is available from 1 September 2023 until midnight on 31 October 2023. Please read our secondary schools brochure and view a map of all the Warrington secondary schools before applying. The information will help you when making the online application for your child’s place for secondary school in September 2024.

Please have your letter and information sheet to hand when starting your online application form. You will also need your council tax reference number which you can find on your council tax bill.

Please find links below to the secondary schools that our Year 6 pupils transitioned to in September 2023.

  • Cardinal Newman Catholic High School (feeder high school)
  • St Gregory’s Catholic High School
  • Birchwood High School
  • Padgate Academy

By following the links to the right hand side of this page you will have access to the following:


  • Open Evening information & booking slots
  • Contact information of school staff where you can ask questions
  • Some schools have virtual tours available
  • Letters and information that will be useful for you and your child
  • Information about the school that you can familiarise yourself with and share with your child