Admissions

Admission to primary and secondary schools September 2018

Secondary school allocations

The process for the allocation of secondary school places is now complete. Parents / carers will know the outcome from 1 March 2018.

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

The closing date for secondary applications was 31 October 2017. Any application received, or changes made after that date, will be considered after all the on time applications have been processed.

What happens next

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

Primary (Trafford residents)

The catchment area finder on this page shows which primary school or schools give priority to your address. Faith schools may also have a catchment area, but this will usually be a parish or parishes. Check the admissions policy on the relevant website for these schools to see how applications are ranked.

The application process for children, born between 1 September 2013 and 31 August 2014, to start primary school in September 2018, closed on 15 January 2018.

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 16 April. If you have applied online, on 16 April, you will be able to view your allocated school by logging into your online account.

In-year applications

An 'in-year' application is any application made outside the normal admissions round (this is when children start primary/infant schools or transfer from primary to secondary school). In-year applications are made to transfer from one school to another during the academic year.

Applications to start primary school or to transfer to secondary school received after 20 July will also be considered as in-year applications.

Applicants can apply direct to any state-funded school. If you live in Trafford you can also apply online. Applications for Trafford community school places are processed by Trafford. In the case of all other schools the application will be passed directly to the school and they will process the application and make an offer where appropriate.

Applications cannot be processed during school holidays.

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