Changing School

(In-Year Transfers)

An 'in-year' transfer is when a child transfers from one school to another, during the academic year. Applications to start primary school for the first time or to transfer to Year 7 of secondary school, received after 20 July are also considered as in-year transfers.  

Important Information - Applications cannot be processed during school holidays

Applications received after 15 July will be considered at the beginning of the autumn term and parents will be advised of the outcome of their application after the 15  September. Applications received after 31 August will be considered after 15 September and parents will be advised of the outcome by the end of September.

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.

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.

Starting Secondary School in September 2020 

From 26 August 2019 Trafford's online application system for children transferring to Secondary School will open.

By 1 September, all parents/carers of children born between 1 September 2008 and 31 August 2009 will receive their online application reference number by post. Applications cannot be made without this number.

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, will open on 26 August 2019. The closing date for Primary Applications is 15 January 2020.

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