How to Apply

Admissions for Year 7

The Challenge Academy Trust is the Admitting Authority for Bridgewater High School and have appointed Warrington Borough Council to administer the Admissions process for current Y6 pupils who wish to apply to join us in 2024-25.  Guidance to the Admissions process can be found by following the links on this page.

This guidance sets out the arrangements for the transfer of children to secondary schools for the academic year beginning in September 2024 and gives details of how places are allocated. The law gives parents the right to express a preference for which school they wish their child to attend. It is very important that you understand that this is not the same as being able to choose a school. Admission to Bridgewater High School depends on meeting the criteria that are explained in the guidance.

The guidance also gives information on the admissions process for in-year transfers.

In addition, we produce a prospectus which contains a great deal of information about our school (see below).

The Admissions Team at the Children and Young People’s Services Directorate, New Town House, is there to help and advise you. Please do not be afraid to contact them with any concerns that you might have about admissions (see below also).

Click here for Warrington’s on-line Admissions Homepage.

Click here for Bridgewater’s Prospectus.

Click here for Admission Arrangements 2025-26.
Click here for Admission Arrangements 2024-25.
Click here for Admission Arrangements 2023-24.


The Admissions Consultation for the Admission Arrangements for 2025-26 has now closed. The Trust Board has considered all responses and their response to the consultation is attached here. Having considered all responses, the Trust board have determined the published Admission Arrangements for 2025-2026 the Trust’s Warrington primary and secondary academies as attached below.

Bridgewater Open Evenings

Bridgewater High School Open Evenings are a great opportunity to find out more about what the school has to offer. You will meet our outstanding teachers, see our engaged and helpful students and find out about our curriculum offer that allows every child to achieve academically, supported by a professional and committed pastoral system and education support team.


Who will be there?

Members of our Senior Leadership Team will hold presentations and will be available to answer any questions you may have. Our subject teachers will provide information about their own subjects, ably supported by Bridgewater High School Students. Representatives from out Enrichment Curriculum will provide a flavour of the additional experiences that Bridgewater has to offer. In addition members of the Pastoral Team and the Education Support Team and members of the Education Support Team wil be available to respond to any queries raised on the evening.

How long are Open Evenings?

Our Open Evenings run from 18:00-20:00.

I want to speak to a particular member of staff; will they be there?

All areas of the school will be represented to give you a picture of what a place at Bridgewater High School will be like.

If there is a particular query you have or member of staff you would like to see please let us know in advance and we will do our best to facilitate a meeting. Call our Reception.

Can I apply to join Bridgewater High School?

You can, information about the application process will be given on the evening. If you are unable to make the evening please contact the school on 01925 263814/01925 263919

Do I have to attend the Open Evening to get a place?

No, but it gives you a great head start to find out more Bridgewater High School and what makes us special; and about your secondary school choices for September. We would encourage you to join us on this wonderful evening.

I can’t make it on the evening, will there be another opportunity for me to visit?

If you are unable to attend Open Evening and would like to arrange an alternate time to see the school then please contact