Local Authority Admissions Information

Rainford High uses St Helens Local Authority Admissions Department to run the Academies admissions.  The Academy is currently in its fifth year of being an oversubscribed establishment and prides itself on the excellent work that goes on to achieve this.

Applying for secondary schools in 2018

If your child will turn 11 between 1 September 2017 and 31 August 2018, he or she will transfer to secondary school in September 2018.

The online application system has now closed. If you have not already applied you should contact us (details are below) as soon as possible to request an application form.

Before you apply

  • We advise you to attend the Open Evenings of the schools you are interested in.
  • Read the Secondary Education Booklet which contains useful information about the application process including: how places will be allocated, definition of home address and how late applications will be dealt with.
  • Consider how your child will get to school and the potential transport costs.
  • Clarify any issues you are not sure about with staff in the School Admissions Team on 01744 671035 or email schooladmissions@sthelens.gov.uk