School Admissions

You must follow your local council’s application process when applying for schools in England. Please note that it is not guaranteed that you will be awarded a place at your first choice of school, so it is useful to research three different schools.

Bolton

Key information for both starting primary school and transferring into secondary school can be found on the council website.

Applications made outside of these dates are referred to as ‘In Year’ transfers. These have to be submitted online.

Bury

Key information for both starting primary school and transferring into secondary school can be found on the council website.

Applications made outside of these dates are referred to as ‘In Year’ transfers. These have to be submitted online.

Manchester

Key information for both starting primary school and transferring into secondary school can be found on the council website.

Some schools in Manchester arrange their own appeals, so you need to contact the school directly rather than the council. The list of these schools can be found online.


Tameside

Key dates and information for both starting primary school and transferring into secondary school can be found on the council website.

Applications made outside of these dates are referred to as ‘In Year’ transfers. These have to be submitted online and usually take 15 school days to be processed.


Trafford

Key dates and information for both starting primary school and transferring into secondary school can be found on the council website.

Applications made outside of these dates are referred to as ‘In Year’ transfers. These have to be submitted online.

Oldham

Key dates and information for both starting primary school and transferring into secondary school can be found on the council website.

Applications made outside of these dates are referred to as ‘In Year’ transfers. Some schools in Oldham arrange their own transfers, so you need to contact the school directly rather than the council. Further information can be found online

Rochdale

Key dates and information for both starting primary school and transferring into secondary school can be found on the council website.

Applications made outside of these dates are referred to as ‘In Year’ transfers. These have to be submitted online.

Salford

Key dates and information for both starting primary school and transferring into secondary school can be found on the council website.

Applications made outside of these dates are referred to as ‘In Year’ transfers. These have to be submitted online and usually take 10-15 school days to be processed.

Stockport

Key dates and information for both starting primary school and transferring into secondary school can be found on the council website.

Applications made outside of these dates are referred to as ‘In Year’ transfers. These have to be submitted online.

Wigan

Key dates and information for both starting primary school and transferring into secondary school can be found on the council website.

Applications made outside of these dates are referred to as ‘In Year’ transfers. These have to be submitted online and usually take 10-15 school days to be processed.