What happens next (primary schools September 2021)

On Friday 16 April you will receive an email notification advising you of the outcome of your application.

Accepting or declining the offer

The email will ask you to confirm that you want to accept the offered place or to tell us about other arrangements you have made instead. You are strongly advised to accept the offer. Accepting the offer will not stop you joining waiting lists for any other schools or prevent you from making appeals and will have no effect on either of these processes, but it will mean that you can be sure that your child will have a school place to start in September.

Waiting lists 

The email will also advise you on how to add your child’s name to the waiting list for other schools.

Waiting lists are not run on a first come first served basis.Waiting lists must 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.

Your right to appeal

Although admission authorities must offer parents at their preferred school, whenever possible, this can only be done when there are enough places. Where the number of applications received are more than the number places available at a school, then the oversubscription criteria must be applied. This may mean that all of the available places are offered to applicants with a higher priority than your child. This is the only reason your application can be refused. If this happens, you have the right to appeal to an independent appeal panel.

From 00.01 hours on Friday 16 April you will be able to log into your Trafford account to see the outcome of your primary school application.

Please log into your account, in advance, to check that you have remembered your on line account details and password.

For further information or advice please email: school.admissions@trafford.gov.uk