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Click here to fill in an online application

 

Admission into Year 7 or Reception for September 2018

 

Admission into Reception, Stalyhill Junior or Year 7 for September 2018

 
The online system will open for applications for September 2018 on the following dates:
 

Year 7 places 1st September 2018 (closing date 31st October 2017)

  • For children resident in Tameside who attend a Tameside Primary School, letters will be given out by the school early September explaining how to apply for a school place.
  • For children resident in Tameside who attend a Primary School in another authority a letter will be posted to your home address early September explaining how to apply for a school place.
  
'Moving On' (4.69MB) is your guide to applying for a high school place in year 7 
 

Reception and Stalyhill Junior places 2 November 2017 (closing date 15 January 2018)

  • Letters will be sent to all Tameside residents who have put their child’s name down at a Primary School during October explaining how to apply for a school place.
 
'Starting Out' (1.02MB)  is your guide to applying for a primary school reception or junior place.
 

Further Information

The links on this page will give you all the information you will need throughout the application process, please add it to your favourites so you can come back here easily.

You should also read the information booklet 'Moving On'  for high school applications or 'Starting Out'  for primary school applications. These booklets give you details of all the schools in Tameside and the oversubscription criteria that will be applied if there are more applications than places available. 

Changes have recently been made to the oversubscription criteria for a number of high schools. Please take the time to have a look at the information in 'Moving On' and on individual school websites. Please note that some voluntary aided high schools and primary schools will ask for additional information to support your application, for example, proof of church attendance or a baptismal certificate. Please check with the school what additional information is required.

Click here to complete an online application form
 

 Top tips when moving into Reception and Year 7

The Children and Young People’s Partnership Forum have developed some top tips for parents for when your child is making the transition from early years setting to primary school and from primary school to secondary school.  Use the links below to have a look

School allocations in previous years

For information on how we have allocated places at primary and secondary schools in previous years, please visit our allocation statistics page

School Transfers

For information on transferring your child to another school please use the following links:

PLEASE NOTE that it can take up to four school weeks to process a transfer application and where possible, your child should stay at their current school until you receive notification of a confirmed place in a new school.

Appeals

Appeal dates for secondary and primary school for 2018 are to be confirmed. For information on how to appeal, please see our guide: Appealing for a School Place - Guidance for Parent.

Admission into nursery classes in Tameside

For information on how to apply for a place in a nursery class at a Tameside school please use the following link: Nursery Admissions. (0.12MB)

Admission Arrangements

Please use the following links for the full admission arrangements for every maintained school in Tameside

 

Support for school age children

Free school meals

Please visit the free school meals web pages for information on if your child would be eligible for free school meals and how to apply.

Zero fare bus passes

Please visit the zero fare bus pass web pages for information on if your child would be eligible for a zero fare bus pass and how to apply.

School buses

School bus services in Tameside are provided by Transport for Greater Manchester. School bus timetables can be found on their website TfGM

Guidance on school exclusions

Exclusion from School

Annual report to the Office of the Schools Adjudicator

In accordance with the requirements of the School Admissions Code, the Council is required to submit an annual report to the Office of the Schools Adjudicator on aspects of the admission arrangements of the relevant schools in its area.

The Report to the School Adjudicator outlines a range of issues to do with school admissions in Tameside:

  • How admissions arrangements serve the interest of looked after children and previously looked after children, children with disabilities and children with special educational needs
  • The number and percentage of lodged and upheld parental appeals
  • An assessment of the effectiveness of Fair Access Protocols and co-ordination including how many children were admitted to each school
 

Annual Report to the Office of the Schools Adjudicator 2017 (0.34MB)

Annual Report to the Office of the Schools Adjudicator 2016 (0.14MB)

Annual Report to the Office of the Schools Adjudicator 2015(0.14MB)

Annual Report to the Office of the Schools Adjudicator 2014(0.3MB)

Annual Report to the Office of the Schools Adjudicator 2013(0.2MB)

Contact Information
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School Admissions Team
Shirley House
5 Oldham Street
Hyde
SK14 1LJ