Applying for school places COVID-19 In light of the Prime Minister's announcement on 4 January 2021, the School Admissions Team is currently consulting with schools to decide how to deal with In-Year applications during school closures. The website will be updated as soon as further information is available. The telephone helpline 0161 912 5007 is open from 10 am to 2 pm each week day. Applications for September 2021- Secondary schools The closing date for secondary school applications was 31 October 2020. 2021 Transferring to Secondary School - Information Booklet Guidance Notes School admissions login Delay of grammar school entrance examination results As Trafford grammar school entrance examinations have been delayed due to the COVID-19 virus, applications may have to be submitted before the result of any test is known. This year we will be allowing three additional preferences to be submitted, which will enable applications to include up to five grammar schools as well as catchment area non-selective schools. Please read the guidance notes for details of how to submit additional preferences. Applications for September 2021- Primary schools The closing date for primary school applications is 15 January 2021. Guidance notes 2021 Starting Primary School - Information Booklet School admissions login 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. Any in-year applications which were received after 15 July 2020 will be processed in accordance with the 2020 published oversubscription criteria, when the schools re-open in September. Parents and carers will be informed of the outcome of their application after 15 September. The first update on these applications will be available after 15 September. Your right to appeal 2020 Starting Primary School - Information Booklet 2020 Transferring to Secondary School - Information Booklet Trafford Primary School Admission Policies 2020 School Admissions login Other information Fair Access Protocol 2020 Report to the Schools Adjudicator For further advice and information please email firstname.lastname@example.org 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. 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. It will help us if you say what assistive technology you use.