In year transfer
In year transfers - pupils who move into or within Trafford
If you move into Trafford, or you are a Trafford resident who wishes to transfer your child from one school to another, outside the normal transfer timetable, this is referred to as an “In Year” transfer.
Applications can be submitted to any school or can be submitted online through Trafford’s On Line Application System. Find schools' contact details on the Trafford schools directory.
Applications for a place or places at the schools of your preference will be given full consideration by the relevant admission authority, in the light of the availability of places.
Every school has a published admission number for each age group and if the number of pupils in your child’s year group at the school/s of your preference, has reached that admission number, the admission authority will not agree to your request.
Trafford’s School Admissions Team will be able to give advice on the availability of places at other schools that can accommodate your child, within the published admission numbers.
Should there be more applicants for a particular school than there are places available, the available places must be offered in accordance with the published criteria.
Find 2022 policies and procedures for Trafford primary, infant and junior Schools.
In year transfer for pupils of infant age
Government Regulations limit the size of infant classes (Reception, Year 1 and Year 2) to 30 pupils per school teacher.
If you move into Trafford with children of infant age i.e. (Reception, Year 1 or Year 2) your application for a place or places at the infant or primary schools of your preference will be given full consideration by the relevant admission authority, in the light of the availability of places. However, the admission authority will not be able to agree to the admission of a child if it would result in any of the infant classes at the school containing more than 30 pupils, either immediately or in the future.
In these circumstances, Trafford’s School Admissions Team will advise where places are available.
In year transfers for pupils of junior age
If you move into Trafford with children of junior age (Years 3, 4, 5 and 6), your application for a place or places at Community Junior or Primary schools, will be given full consideration by the relevant admission authority, in light of the availability of places.
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