If you would like to apply for a place at William Howard School in Years 7 to 11 please contact Children’s Services on 01228 606060 and ask for the School Places Team.

If you are offered a place at William Howard School you will be asked to supply the following:
  • A copy your son/daughters latest school report
  • Copies of CATS and SATS results
  • A full list of GCSE subjects being taken including exam boards (if applying for a place in Years 10 or 11)
  • Name, address, phone number, mobile number and name of Head of Year of current school
Please send a covering letter with your application (SA8) giving any further information that may be useful to us in placing your child in the class most suited to them. If there is a place available and you have enclosed all the above information this will speed up your application as our admissions procedure can take up to ten school days from when a place is accepted to when a student is able to start as we need to ensure that all our new students are placed in the correct forms for their ability.

Year 7 (September 2021) Admissions:

Applications are now open for places in Year 7 for September 2021.

Please visit our Virtual Open Evening to access further information. Here you can view video introductions from a range of key staff and get our students’ perspective of life at William Howard School.

pdf Admissions Policy (2021-22)
pdf WHS Catchment Area Map

Applications should be submitted to Cumbria County Council (The Local Authority) by 31st October 2020:

In Year Admissions:

Sixth Form Admissions:

Please contact our Admissions Officer for further information:

Mrs Debbie Wright, William Howard School, Longtown Road, Brampton, Cumbria,CA8 1AR
tel: 016977 45700 


If you are not offered a place at our school you will be informed of the reason why admission was refused. You have the right to appeal, to an independent panel. The deadline for lodging an appeal is 20 school days of notification of an unsuccessful application. Full details of the appeals process can be obtained by contacting the Admission Officer at the school.

pdf Admission Appeals Schedule 2020

Further information:  pdf Admission Appeals Information (Cumbria County Council)