Applying for school places

Applications for September 2021- Primary schools

The closing date for primary school applications was 15 January 2021. 

Applications for September 2021- Secondary schools

The closing date for secondary school applications was 31 October 2020.

In-year applications

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 Trafford community and voluntary controlled schools.

Applications for faith schools and academies in Trafford will be forwarded to those schools and they will contact you direct.

Other information

For further advice and information please email

Changes to Ofsted inspections from September 2019

From September 2019 Ofsted changed 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.

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