Year 7 Admissions

Main School Prospectus

Our main school prospectus can be downloaded below. Copies are available from the school office and at our Open Evening which will be held on Tuesday 26th September from 5:45pm.

School Prospectus

Making an application for September 2018

Applications for admission to the school for September 2018 should be made on the common application form and also on the Diocesan supplementary form between 1st September 2017 and 31st October 2017.  It is not normally possible to change the order of your preferences for schools after the closing date.

Parents must complete the Local Authority common application form online.  Parents who wish their application to this Church school to be considered against the faith criteria should also complete the supplementary form. If the school is oversubscribed, a failure to complete the supplementary form may result in your application for a place in this school being considered against lower priority criteria as the Governing Body will have no information upon which to assess the worship attendance. The form is available from the school and should be completed and returned to The Clerk to the Governors, Hutton Church of England Grammar School, Liverpool Road, Hutton, Preston PR4 5SN. The supplementary form can also be accessed via the school website.

Parents will be informed of whether or not their child has been allocated a place by the Local Authority on 1st March 2018. Parents of children not admitted will be informed of the reason and offered an alternative place by the Authority.   

The local authority encourage parent to make their application via the online common application form. Information about the application procedure can be found here.

Admission Criteria

The number of places available for admission to Year 7 in the year 2017 will be a maximum of 149.
The governing body will not place any restrictions on admissions to Year 7 unless the number of children for whom admission is sought exceeds their admission number.

The Governing Body operates a system of equal preferences under which they consider all preferences equally and the Local Authority notifies parents of the result. In the event that there are more applicants than places, after admitting all boys with a statement of educational need naming the school, the governing body will allocate places using the criteria below, which are listed in order of priority.

1. a) Boys in public care – This includes any "looked after child", “previously looked after children”and any child who was previously looked after but immediately after being looked after became subject to an adoption, residence or special guardianship order. ‘Looked after’ means that the child was (a) in the care of a local authority, or (b) being provided with accommodation by a local authority in the exercise of their social services functions.

1. b) Boys with special medical or social circumstances affecting the child where these needs can only be met at this school.

2. Boys who have a sibling attending the school at the date the application is made and on the date of admission.

3. Boys whose parents/guardians worship in a church in membership of Churches Together in England or the Evangelical Alliance and:
a) live within the ecclesiastical parishes of Penwortham (2), Longton, New Longton, Farington Moss, Lostock Hall and Hoole
b) live outside the area.

4. Boys whose parents live within the ecclesiastical parishes of Penwortham (2), Longton, New Longton, Farington Moss, Lostock Hall and Hoole.

5. Boys whose parents live outside the area:
a) whose parents/guardian show evidence of being active members of a faith other than Christian which is associated with the UK Inter-Faith Network.
b) other boys on the basis of distance of home from school.

1b. Professional supporting evidence from e.g. a doctor, psychologist, social worker, is essential if admission is to be made under the criterion for special medical or social circumstances, and such evidence must set out the particular reasons why the school in question is the most suitable school and the difficulties which would be caused if the boy had to attend another school. Children with statements of special educational need naming the school will be admitted in accordance with Section 324 of the Education Act 1996.

2. Siblings include step, half, foster, adopted siblings living at the same address.

3. The list of Churches can be found on the Churches Together in England website at and the Evangelical Alliance website at and is taken as that on 1st September 2017. Churches in membership of the equivalent bodies in Northern Ireland, Scotland and Wales are accepted. Parental worshipping is normally taken to mean a minimum of monthly attendance at church at public worship for over at least six months. The date on which this is judged is the 1st September 2017. The governors will request confirmation of this from the relevant member of the clergy or church officer.

4. “Penwortham (2), Longton, New Longton, Farington Moss, Lostock Hall and Hoole” is defined by the Church of England parishes of St Mary’s Penwortham, St Leonard’s Penwortham, St Andrew’s Longton, All Saints New Longton, St Paul’s Farington Moss, St James Lostock Hall, and St Michael’s Hoole. A map showing the boundaries is available in school.

5a. Parental worshipping is normally taken to mean a minimum of monthly attendance at public worship for over at least six months. The relevant date is 1st September 2017. The governors will request confirmation of this from the relevant faith leader.

Where there are more applicants for the available places within a category, then the distance between the Ordnance Survey address points for the school and the home measured in a straight line will be used as the final determining factor, nearer addresses having priority over more distant ones. This address point is within the body of the property and usually located at its centre. Where the cut-off point is for addresses within the same building, then the single measure between address points will apply and the Local Authority's system of a random draw will determine which address(es) receive the offer(s).

Supplementary Form

Anyone wishing their application for admission to be considered under categories 1a, 1b, 3a, 3b or 5a should complete the supplementary form and return it to the school, marked for the attention of the Clerk to the Governors. The completed form can be posted to the school address or e-mailed to
The deadline for submitting supplementary forms is 31st October 2017. 

The supplementary form can be downloaded here. If you have any questions about the admission arrangements or the supplementary form, please contact Mrs L Waddell, Head Teacher's PA and Clerk to the Governors at the school.

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