Admission to Primary and Secondary Schools September 2018

Primary (Trafford Residents)

The application process for children, born between 1 September 2013 and 31 August 2014, to start primary school in September 2018, will open on 12 September 2017.

If you do not want to apply online, paper application forms will be available from Trafford primary and infant schools from 31 October 2017. The closing date for Primary Applications is 15 January 2018.

Secondary (Trafford Residents)

By 1 September, all parents/carers of children born between 1 September 2006 and 31 August 2007 should have received their online application reference number by post. Applications cannot be made online without this number.

The closing date for Secondary Applications is 31 October 2017.

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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