Applying for school places


As a response to the current COVID-19 outbreak, and in-line with the latest government guidelines, we have made some changes to the way we work in School Admissions so that we can still offer you a ‘business as usual’ service wherever possible.

In-year applications

In-year applications have now reopened.

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.

  • All applications for Trafford community and voluntary controlled schools, received by 15 July will be considered after 15 July in accordance with the 2020 published oversubscription criteria.

Trafford Primary School Admission Policies 2020

  • You will be notified by 20 July of the outcome of your application.
  • Your notification will advise you to contact the allocated school after 15 September to arrange your child's admission. However, admissions to each individual school will be determined by the circumstances at each school and in accordance with the current Government advice.
  • Where no place is available, you will be invited to join a waiting list and advised of your right to appeal. You will also be advised where vacancies may exist at other suitable schools.

For further advice and information please email

Starting primary school in September 2020

The first round in the allocation of primary school places for children, born between 1 September 2015 and 31 August 2016 has now been completed.

Other information

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.