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
The online application system for applications for Year 7 will open at the beginning of September and will close on 31 October 2015. The application system will open for Reception applications at the beginning of November and will close 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 and these will be published on this page on 12 September 2015 at the latest. 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 A guide to applying for a primary school place in Tameside.
Should you miss the national deadlines for submitting your application, your application will be treated as late and processed after all the applications that were received on time. If you are not familiar with using the internet to complete forms, please ring the School Admissions Team for advice and support as soon as possible on 0161 342 3208 rather than leave it too late.
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
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.
Please use the following links for the full admission arrangements for every maintained school in Tameside
- School Admission Arrangements for the School Year 2014/15
- School Admission Arrangements for the School Year 2015/16
- School Admission Arrangements for the School Year 2016/17
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 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
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