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Year 7 Transition Documents 2024



    As a Local Authority maintained school, we follow Warrington’s oversubscription criteria. More information can be found on page 32 of their ‘Secondary Information Booklet’ linked here.

    You will receive a notification on 1st March each year.

    Yes – we have been oversubscribed for the past 5 years.

    Following our Open Evening, dates and times for additional tours will be published on our school website.


    We will allocate a locker to your child on their first day of school in September. This will be their locker for 5 years. We require a £5 locker key deposit, which can be paid via ParentPay during the Summer.

    Your application should be submitted to the Local Authority by the specified deadline. More details can found here:

    Culcheth High School has 240 spaces in Year 7.

    The Local Authority will inform you of the appeals process, and you will automatically be placed on a waiting list, held by the Local Authority. Waiting lists are held strictly in oversubscription criteria order and places will be offered from the list to applicants who still wish to acquire a place.


    We have three dedicated school bus services, operated by Hiltons. Timetables and routes are available to view here:

    Yes – Warrington’s Own Buses operate two services through Culcheth, the 18 and 28. Timetables and routes are available to view here:,28,28A,28E/Warrington-Interchange/Leigh-via-Croft—Culcheth,-or-via-Winwick—Culceth

    Hiltons do not operate a bus pass system. Warrington Borough Council do operate a bus pass system for those who are eligible. More information is available here:

    School Uniform

    Compulsory uniform includes a blazer/jacket; clip on tie, skirt/trousers and a full PE kit. Further information is available here:

    Our uniform is available to purchase online with our uniform partner, SWI. Uniform purchases are delivered directly to your home.

    Further information is available here:


    Our partners, Catering Academy, manage all food provision at Culcheth High School. Food is served to all students across different outlets on site. The menu range is extensive from hot meals through to sandwiches and is available five days per week. Menus are updated regularly using seasonal produce.

    We use ParentPay for parents/carers to load money onto their child’s dinner money account. You will be able to keep a track of their balance and see what has been bought.

    You will receive your ParentPay registration letter in the Summer. If you have an existing ParentPay account from primary school, this letter will allow you to link it to our school

    Yes – we use ParentPay for our school visits, music tuition, revision guides and locker key deposits, to name a few.


    Yes, we have an app called MyED which can be downloaded here . This is a free app which gives you direct access to your child’s attendance, timetable and much more, including key dates, contacts, exam and reporting information as well as weekly updates and reminders of events in school, information on curriculum and homework.

    Culcheth High School prides itself on regular communication with parents.  We use a messaging service so that we may send important SMS/app messages and emails direct to parents and carers.  We regularly update our school website with key information and news.  The MyED app has a section entitled #ThisWeek, which is updated every Friday with key information and school notices for the following week. We also have a regular publication of the school newsletter, which is emailed to parents and the local community, and is available to read on the school website and parent app.

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