Admission to Primary and Secondary Schools September 2017

From 1 September 2016 Trafford's online application system will be open.

Primary (Trafford residents)

Parents of children born between 1 September 2012 and 31 August 2013 will be able to apply online for admission to Primary in September in 2017.

If you do not want to apply online, paper application forms will be available from Trafford primary and infant schools from 31 October 2016.

The closing date for Primary Applications is 15 January 2017.

Secondary (Trafford residents)

By Tuesday 1 September, all parents/carers of children born between 1 September 2005 and 31 August 2006 will receive their online application reference number by post. Applications cannot be made online without this number.

The closing date for Secondary Applications is 31 October 2016.

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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