Applying to SWS

Year 7 Admissions

If you wish to apply for a place in Year 7 at Sir William Stanier you must apply through your own home authority, in most cases this is Cheshire East Council for Cheshire East residents. For admissions into Year 7 all parents receive formal letters from their Local Education Authority. The final date for applications is the end of October. Places will be allocated according to our Admissions Policy.


In Year Admissions (Applications outside the Normal Admissions Round) 

For all in-year admissions please contact the school ( for more information regarding spaces in the relevant year group and the application process.

Admissions Documents


Welcome to Sir William Stanier!

We are so excited that your child will be joining us in Year 7 for their secondary education. I hope you and your family are well and keeping safe during these unprecedented times. The transition from primary school to Sir William Stanier is very much in our thoughts and we are aware you and your child will be worried about the months ahead. As things stand, it seems unlikely that we will have our usual Year 6 Transition programme however we are planning exciting activities including video tours, reading challenges and meet your tutor so that you and your child can be prepared for the first day.

You will find all the relevant information you need in this section. If you have any questions please contact us via email at

Look forward to seeing you all soon!

Transition Letters

Admissions Forms