Admissions Information

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Wirral Admissions Arrangements September 2020 Download Booklet

Click to go to Wirral local authority’s website for more information.

Choosing the right school for your son/daughter is an important decision and at Ridgeway High School we strive to give you as much insight and information as possible to help you with this process.

Ordinarily, we organise open evenings in September along with open sessions throughout the year to enable families of year 5 and 6 students to visit the school prior to making their secondary school preference selection in October.

Obviously, this year is rather different, with all the Covid-related restrictions. Please watch the presentation above for details of current arrangements.

Parents can visit the school for a tour after the end of the school day, accompanied by a member of the senior leadership team. The tour will be carried out in accordance with our risk assessment.

Admissions Policy

Click the link below to read/download our admissions policy, which sets out:

  • Ridgeway High School’s admission policy details
  • Admission arrangements
  • Selection criteria
  • The appeals procedure in the event of over-subscription
Admissions Policy Download Booklet

All applications for admission to Ridgeway High School for children transferring from primary school into year 7 are coordinated centrally by the local authority. To apply, visit the school admissions page of the Wirral LA site.

All requests for in-year admissions (between September and July) are dealt with by the school. Applications must be made through Wirral local authority.

Admissions Appeals

While most parents/carers will be able to send their child off to start their educational journey at the high school of their preference in September, there will be a handful who may not have been allocated their preferred choice. The reason for this is usually that the demand for places is higher than those available.

If you wish to appeal to attend Ridgeway or another school, please contact Wirral LA or visit their website, which details the appeals timeline.

Interested to find out more? Curious to learn more about what makes Ridgeway High School a unique place for learning?

You are welcome to contact the school and to come and visit us for a tour. Tours will take place after the end of the school day, accompanied by a member of the senior leadership team. They will be carried out in accordance with our risk assessment.