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Admission into Year 7 or Reception for September 2017

 

Year 7 Applications for High School

The online system opens on 1st September 2016 for Year 7 applications for places in high schools due to start in September 2017.  The closing date for year 7 applications is 31 October 2016.

Year 6 children resident in Tameside who attend a Tameside Primary School will receive a letter from their school early September explaining how to apply for a school place.  Children resident in Tameside who attend a Primary School in another authority will receive a letter posted to their home address early September explaining how to apply for a school place.

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

Reception Applications for Primary School

The online system opens early November 2016 for Reception applications for places in primary schools due to start in September 2017.  The closing date for Reception applications is 15 January 2017.

Letters will be sent to 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 (1.08MB)  is your guide to applying for a primary school reception 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' (7.94MB) for high school applications or 'Starting Out' (1.08MB) 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:

  • Primary School Transfers
  • Secondary School Transfers

    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

    Appeals for secondary schools received on or before the deadline (31 March 2017) will be held as follows:

    DATES
    SCHOOLS
    Week Commencing
    To be confirmed
    Fairfield Girls High School, St Thomas More RC School
    Week Commencing:
    To be confirmed
    Mossley Hollins High School
    Week Commencing:
    To be confirmed
    St Damian's High School, Audenshaw High School, West Hill High School
    Week Commencing
    To be confirmed
    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 2017) 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 2017. 
     
    Appeals for primary schools received on or before the deadline (13 May 2017) will be held as follows:

    DATES
    SCHOOLS
    Week Commencing:
    To be confirmed
    Denton Community, Voluntary Controlled and Voluntary Aided Schools
    Dukinfield Community, Voluntary Controlled and Voluntary Aided School
    Week Commencing:
    To be confirmed
    Hyde Community, Voluntary Controlled and Voluntary Aided Schools
     
    Week Commencing
    To be confirmed
    Ashton & Audenshaw Community, Voluntary Controlled and Voluntary Aided Schools
    Week Commencing:
    To be confirmed
    Longdendale and Mossley Community, Voluntary Controlled and Voluntary Aided Primary Schools
     
    Week Commencing:
    To be confirmed
    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 2017) for Community Primary Schools will be scheduled for the first two weeks of August 2017.
    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 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
    Contact by Post

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