Applying for school places

Starting Secondary School in September 2020

The closing date for Secondary Applications was 31 October 2019 and the first round of the process has now been completed.

An allocation letter, containing full information will be posted to your home address on 1 March. If you have applied online, you will be able to view your allocated school by logging into your online account on 1 March 2020.

What happens next

You may now want to accept, refuse, appeal or go on a waiting list.

Starting Primary School in September 2020

The application process for children, born between 1st September 2015 and 31st August 2016, to start primary school in September 2020, closed on 15th January 2020.

Any application received, or changes made after that date, will be considered after all the on time applications have been processed.

An allocation letter, containing full information will be posted to your home address on 16th April. If you have applied online, you will be able to view your allocated school by logging into your online account  on 16th April.

In-year transfers

An 'in-year' transfer is when a child transfers from one school to another, during the academic year.   

Trafford is the Admission Authority for all Community and Voluntary-Controlled Schools and all applications for these schools are dealt with by the Trafford School Admissions Team. Applications cannot be processed during school holidays

In the case of all other schools, the application can be made direct to the school and they will process the application and make an offer where appropriate.

The policies and procedures for Primary and Secondary 'in-year' applications are included in the documents below.

Other Information

Changes to Ofsted inspections from September 2019

From September 2019 Ofsted are changing the way they inspect our schools. Inspectors will focus less on test data and more on what is taught and how it is taught. For more information visit the Ofsted website.