Applying for school places Important information for parents Applications for community and voluntary controlled schools cannot be processed whilst schools are closed. The closing date for applications to be processed in the 2020 academic year is 15 July 2021. Trafford’s in-year application portal will close at midnight on Thursday 15 July 2021 and will reopen on 1 September 2021. All applications submitted, up to and including 15 July, will be processed and notifications of the outcomes will be emailed to parents on Thursday 22 July. School catchment areas Most Trafford schools and academies have a catchment area. These schools give priority to the children that live in their catchment area. Faith schools may also have a catchment area, usually be based on the local parish, but catchment area priority is only usually given to children that meet the faith criteria. You can apply for any schools you wish but your catchment area school is the school where you will have the highest priority. It is important that you know what catchment area you live in and include that school (or schools) in your application. Details of the catchment areas for faith schools and secondary schools are available direct from the schools. If your child lives in another local authority you can still apply for Trafford schools, but you must apply via your own home local authority (where you pay your Council Tax). In-year applications An ‘in-year’ application 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 and will deal with all applications for these schools. Applications for faith schools and academies in Trafford will be dealt with by the schools. Any applications submitted to Trafford will be forwarded to those schools. Your right to appeal 2021 Primary School Information Booklet 2021 Trafford Primary School Admission Policies 2021 Trafford Secondary School Information Booklet Applications for September 2021- Primary schools The 2021 primary admissions round is almost complete. Waiting lists will be run until the end of the autumn term at least, that is until Christmas, and places must be allocated using the same criteria as in the first round, not on a first come first served basis. 2021 Starting Primary School - Information Booklet Applications for September 2021- Secondary schools The 2021 secondary school admissions round is almost complete. With the exception of Lostock High School, Waiting Lists have been taken over by individual schools. Waiting lists must be run until the end of the autumn term at least, that is until Christmas. Places must be allocated in using the same criteria as in the first round. 2021 Transferring to Secondary School - Information Booklet Other information Fair Access Protocol 2020 Report to the Schools Adjudicator For further advice and information please email email@example.com Some of the documents included on these pages (such as PDFs) may not be suitable for users of assistive technology. If you use assistive technology (such as a screen reader) and need a version of any document in a more accessible format, please email us. Please tell us what format you need.