School admission appeals

If your application for a place for your child at a Trafford school has been refused, you have a right of appeal against this decision, however, there are limited grounds on which a panel can allow an appeal under infant class size legislation (with the exception of Seymour Park Community Primary which has its own arrangements).

The only three grounds for allowing your appeal are set out within the appeal form and the primary schools ‘explanatory booklet’ (how to appeal).

If you wish to appeal for St Mary's C.E. Primary School, Sale please contact the school directly as they have their own appeal form. 

How to appeal

Appeal timetables

Primary schools

Secondary schools

Explanatory booklets

Governance Services administer the appeal process for both these schools, however, the following secondary schools have their own appeal form which is obtainable by contacting the school directly:

  • Altrincham Grammar School for Boys
  • North Cestrian School  

The following Secondary Schools administer their own appeals:  

  • Altrincham College of Arts
  • Altrincham Grammar School for Girls
  • Ashton-on-Mersey School
  • Blessed Thomas Holford Catholic College
  • Broadoak School
  • Loreto Grammar School
  • St. Ambrose College
  • St. Antony's Catholic College
  • Urmston Grammar School
  • Wellacre Academy
  • Wellington School.

If you wish to appeal for any of these schools you must contact the school direct.

Contact details

Governance Services
Trafford Town Hall
Talbot Road
M32 0TH

Telephone: 0161 912 4221