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School Admissions

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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.

Admission into Reception or Year 7 for September 2016

18 April 2016

The offer of Reception places have been published to our online application system.  If you have submitted an online application by the 15 January 2016 deadline, you can now log in and see your child's allocation.  Unfortunately, our system isn't yet compatible with many tablets and smartphones and you may not be able to see your offer but you will be able to if you use a laptop or PC.  Letters have also been posted today. 

Due to data protection concerns, we are unable to tell you your child's allocation over the phone.

Late Applications

The deadline for submitting your Reception or Year 7 application for September 2016 has now passed. You can still submit an online application but as you have missed the national deadlines, your application will be treated as late and processed after all the applications that were received on time.

The deadline for Year 7 closed on 31 October 2015 and for Reception places closed on 15 January 2016.

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.

Further information is available is in ‘Moving On’ for secondary applications or ‘Starting Out’ for primary 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. There is also a lot more information you will need to look at before making your application.

For September 2016, there are changes to the oversubscription criteria for a number of secondary schools. View details of all the schools in the borough here and how they will allocate places for September 2016. Please take the time to have a look especially if you are applying for a voluntary aided school. Some voluntary aided 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.

Moving On is your guide to applying for a place in Year 7

Starting Out 976.94 KB PDF File A guide to applying for a primary school place in Tameside.

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

Appeals

Appeals for secondary schools received on or before the deadline (31 March 2016) will be held as follows:

DATES
SCHOOLS
Week Commencing
25 April 2016
Fairfield Girls High School, St Thomas More RC School
Week Commencing:
9 May 2016
Mossley Hollins High School
Week Commencing:
16 May 2016
St Damian's High School, Audenshaw High School, West Hill High School
Week Commencing
23 May 2016
Alder Community School, Longdendale High School, Hyde Community College, Denton Community College
Late appeals (i.e. appeals submitted after the closing date of 31 March 2016) for secondary schools may not be heard in accordance with the above timetable. Please note that late appeals for Community High Schools will be scheduled for the first two weeks of August 2016. 
 
Appeals for primary schools received on or before the deadline (13 May 2016) will be held as follows:

DATES
SCHOOLS
Week Commencing:
13 June 2016
Denton Community, Voluntary Controlled and Voluntary Aided Schools
Dukinfield Community, Voluntary Controlled and Voluntary Aided School
Week Commencing:
20 June 2016
Hyde Community, Voluntary Controlled and Voluntary Aided Schools
 
Week Commencing
27 June 2016
Ashton & Audenshaw Community, Voluntary Controlled and Voluntary Aided Schools
Week Commencing:
4 July 2016
Longdendale and Mossley Community, Voluntary Controlled and Voluntary Aided Primary Schools
 
Week Commencing:
11 July 2016
Stalybridge Community, Voluntary Controlled and Voluntary Aided Schools, Droylsden Primary Schools

Please note that late appeals (i.e. appeals submitted after the closing date of 13 May 2016) for Community Primary Schools will be scheduled for the first two weeks of August 2016.
Late appeals for VA/Academy primary schools will not be heard in accordance with the above timetable. 

For information on how to appeal, please see our guide: Appealing for a School Place - Guidance for Parents

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.

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

  • An assessment of the effectiveness of Fair Access Protocols and co-ordination including how many children were admitted to each school
  • The number and percentage of lodged and upheld parental appeals

Annual Report to the Office of the Schools Adjudicator 2015 140.52 KB PDF File

Annual Report to the Office of the Schools Adjudicator 2014 304.81 KB PDF File

Annual Report to the Office of the Schools Adjudicator 2013 201.01 KB PDF File

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

Page last updated: 18 April 2016