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How to Apply

Applying for a place in Year 7 

Wellacre Academy is a popular 11-16 state funded school with admissions normally taking place at age 11.  The number of intended admissions for the Year 6 transfer into Year 7 annually, commencing in September, is 180.

This policy is based on the Co-ordinated Admissions Arrangements under which all children are admitted to schools in Year 7. All applications for a place at Wellacre will be handled through the Local Authority where a child lives. They will provide an application form to each parent. This must be completed and returned by the due date to your Local Authority.

Students will be admitted at age 11 without reference to ability or aptitude.  Wellacre will admit students to Year 7 in September, up to the admission number. Where the number of applications exceeds the number of places available, criteria will be employed by the Local Authority, applying the school admissions policy, to determine which children to admit. The criteria will be applied in the order set out below.

If parents/carers live outside Trafford Local Authority, they are entitled to apply for a place at Wellacre.  If you would like to apply for a place at Wellacre Academy for the Year 7 annual September intake, then you should apply via your Local Authority.  

Arrangements for the Admission of students for September 2023  can be found in the policies section of the School website. 

In-Year Admissions (Years 8-11)

For Years 8-11 applications should be made directly to the Academy.  Advice can also be sought by contacting Trafford Admissions.  The Academy has an admission number of 180 for our current Years 8 to 11.  The Academy will aim for a decision regarding in year school admission processes within 10 days but never more than 15 school days. Please contact the school for further information. 

Right of Appeal

The parent/carer of any child refused admission to Wellacre will have the right to appeal to an Independent Appeals Panel in accordance with the requirements of the Education Act 1998.

Admissions Appeals Process 2023

Waiting Lists

A waiting list for children who have not been offered a place will be kept and ranked according to admission criteria. If requested, parents will be informed of their position on the waiting list.

Further information and Contact Details

To help guide you through the process and to find out how to apply online for your place at a Secondary School in Trafford:

Trafford Council Admissions


E:  school.admissions(at)

T: 0161 912 5007

Wellacre School Office:

E: admin(at) 

T: 0161 748 5011

Manchester Council Admissions


Salford Council Admissions


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