Information about schools and education including school term dates, how to apply for a school place and other useful information.

 School closures due to Coronavirus (COVID-19)

Schools, colleges and early years settings such as nurseries and chilminders have now reopened, with specific measures in place to keep everyone safe.

To find out more visit GOV.UK's page: What parents and carers need to know about early years providers, schools and colleges in the autumn term.

School closures

Information on school closures in Trafford, including those due to COVID-19, and who to contact with urgent queries about your school.

Schools in Trafford

Information and contact details for all primary, secondary and special schools in Trafford.

School holidays

School term dates.

Schools finance

Information on schools funding forum and maintained schools

Childcare and early education

Find out about local childcare options, help with childcare costs, free places for 2, 3 and 4 year old children.

School admissions

The process for the allocation of primary and secondary school places is now complete.

Free school meals

How to apply for free school meals.

Travel assistance

Previously known as Home to School Transport.

School meals

Information details for Trafford Education Catering Service.

Special Educational Needs and Disability (SEND)

Find out about help and support available in our area for children and young people age 0 to 25 years through the SEND local offer.



The role of Trafford Standing Advisory Council for Religious Education (SACRE) is to support and give us advice on matters that are related to collective worship and religious education in community schools.    

Trafford Music Service

Providing ongoing high quality music making opportunities for the people of Trafford.

Trafford Teaching Schools Alliance

Teaching Schools give outstanding schools a leading role in the training and professional development of teachers.