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 2015
The closing date for Year 7 applications was 31 October 2014 and 15 January 2015 for Reception applications. You can still apply for a Reception or Year 7 place using the online application system but your application will be treated as late and processed after all the applications that were received on time.
Year 7 places for September 2015 (closing date 31 October 2014)
- Parents who have applied by the closing date will be sent a letter informing them of their child's allocation on 2 March 2015. Parents will also be able to log into the online system to view their offer on the same day.
Reception places for September (closing date 15 January 2015)
- Parents who have applied by the closing date will be sent a letter informing them of their child's allocation on 16 April 2015. Parents will also be able to log into the online system to view their offer on the same day.
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.
View details of all the schools in the borough and how they will allocate places for September 2015. 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 2015 A guide to applying for a primary school place in
The online system will is open for late applications for Year 7 places and will reopen for primary applications soon.
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 2016/17 - the consultation has now closed and details of the admission arrangements for 2016/17 will appear here on 1 May 2015
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