Do you have a child looking to join us?

Padgate Academy has to be experienced to really understand what sets us apart from other schools.

Our Open Events allow you to see the Academy in action as the corridors and classrooms come alive with activities and energy.  You will have the opportunity to meet our staff and students to find out what life at the Academy is like.   Your children can have a go at science experiments, get creative with English or linguistic with languages... Every subject has something to experience.  Students will be on hand to provide tours of the school's facilities and grounds. 

You can click here to see our news blog for additional information and see when our next Open Events are happening.



All Academies' admissions arrangements are consistent with the School Admissions Code of Practice.

The Academy’s Admissions Policy reflects the fact that the Academy will be an inclusive school that brings together families from all backgrounds, and makes an important contribution to community cohesion. It will aim to serve the whole community and will be committed to bringing people together from different cultural, religious and social backgrounds.

If your child currently attends secondary school or if your child is transferring from primary school to secondary school, to apply to Padgate Academy, you should follow the same procedures as applying for any other state funded school, through the local authority.  

Please note that all admission enquiries and applications must be made via Warrington Borough Council and not the Academy directly.

You can visit the Warrington Borough Councils admissions website by clicking here.

For schools admission appeals information, please click here


Admissions Policies

Admissions Policy 2018-2019 (pdf)


Admissions Policy 2019-2020 (pdf)


Admissions Policy 2020-2021 (pdf)


Admissions Policy 2021-2022 (pdf)