Changing School

Starting Secondary School in September 2020 

Trafford's online application system for children transferring to Secondary School opens on 26 August 2019.

By 1 September, all parents/carers of Trafford resident children born between 1 September 2008 and 31 August 2009 will have received their online application reference number by post. Applications cannot be made without this number. If you have not received your application reference number please contact Trafford School Admissions Team.

The closing date for Secondary Applications is 31 October 2019.

Starting Primary School in September 2020

The application process for children, born between 1 September 2015 and 31 August 2016, to start primary school in September 2020, opens on 26 August 2019. The closing date for Primary Applications is 15 January 2020.

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.