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Admission into Year 7 or Reception for September 2018

Please use the link above to complete a late application for a place in Reception, year 2 at Stalyhill Junior School or a Secondary School  for September 2018.

Information for Primary School Offer Day

The national offer day for primary school places is 16th April 2018.  If you applied before the closing date, you will be able to log onto your online application and view the school that has been allocated to your child.  Letters will also be sent 2nd Class on Friday 13th April

We understand that this can be a very stressful time for parents.  You may find the following information useful to know in advance of offer day:

Viewing your allocated school - You will receive an email to the email address you used to register at some point on 16th April.  In order to protect your child’s personal information, the email will give you a link to the online admissions system where you can log in and view your allocation.

Can’t remember your password? - If you have forgotten your password, you can click on the ‘Forgotten your password’ link and after answering the security question you set up at registration, and email will be sent to you with a link to change your password.

As you will appreciate, the phone lines can get very busy on offer day and the days following so here are our top tips::

  • Please don’t phone us to ask us to tell you what your allocation is over the phone. For data protection reasons, we are unable to give out that information over the phone.
  • If you are not allocated your first preference school, you will automatically be placed on the waiting list for that school and you can appeal to an independent panel.  You must do this either online or by downloading the online appeal form and returning it to Democratic Services.  Appeals cannot be accepted over the phone. Further details of how to appeal can be found on the school appeal pages.  Unfortunately, we are unable to support you in preparing your school appeal as the School Admissions Team may be presenting at the appeal on behalf of the school you are appealing for.
  • The appeal hearings for primary schools are held between 25 June and 12 July 2018.  You will be informed at least 10 days in advance of the date of your appeal.
  • The last date to submit an appeal to be heard before the end of the summer term is 11th May 2018.  If you submit an appeal after this date, it will still be heard but we cannot guarantee that it will be scheduled before the end of the summer term.
  • You can find statistical information on the School Allocations in previous years page to see how places have been allocated this year and in previous years.
  • Details of your child’s position on waiting lists will be available from 9th April 2018 onwards.  Unfortunately, we cannot give any information on waiting lists before that date.
  • If a place becomes available at your preferred school and your child is at the top of the waiting list, your child’s allocated school will be amended.  Please note, this is an automatic process and we will not ask you first.  It is important, therefore to tell us if you do not wish to remain on the waiting list(s) for higher preference schools, if you are happy to accept your lower preference school.  Please send this request in writing to the Admissions Team.  Failure to do so will result in you losing the allocated school for a school you originally ranked higher.
  • Any requests to change your allocated school due to exceptional circumstances (e.g. if you have moved house) must be made in writing to School Admissions, Shirley House, 5 Oldham Street, Hyde SK14 1LJ or email: schooladmissions@tameside.gov.uk.

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
 

Moving On pdf
Starting Out pdf
 

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.

SECONDARY SCHOOL APPEALS 2018

Appeals for secondary schools received on or before the deadline (29 March 2018) will be held as follows:

DATES

SCHOOLS

Week Commencing:
7 May 2018

West Hill Boys School

Week Commencing:
14 May 2018

Mossley Hollins High School and Fairfield Girls School

Week Commencing:
21 May 2018

St Damian’s RC College

Week Commencing:
11 June 2018

Alder Community School, Longdendale, Denton and Hyde Community Colleges

Week Commencing:
18 June 2018

Droylsden Academy and St Thomas More RC College

Week Commencing
25 June 2018
Laurus Ryecroft School

Late appeals (i.e. appeals submitted after the closing date of 29 March 2018) for secondary schools will be scheduled for the first two weeks of August 2018 (Depending on numbers).  Late appeals for VA/Academy/Foundation secondary schools will be scheduled in September 2018, AFTER schools re-open.

 

PRIMARY SCHOOL APPEALS 2018

Appeals for Primary Schools received on or before the deadline (11 May 2018) will be held as follows:

DATES

SCHOOLS

Week Commencing:
25 June 2018

Denton Community, Voluntary Controlled and Voluntary Aided Schools
Dukinfield Community, Voluntary Controlled and Voluntary Aided Schools

Week Commencing:
2 July 2018

Hyde Community, Voluntary Controlled and Voluntary Aided Schools AND Ashton & Audenshaw Community, Voluntary Controlled and Voluntary Aided Schools 

Week Commencing:
9 July 2018

Longdendale and Mossley Community, Voluntary Controlled and Voluntary Aided Primary Schools AND 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 11 May 2018) for Community Primary Schools will be scheduled for the first two weeks of August 2018 (Depending on numbers).
Late appeals for VA/Academy/Foundation primary schools will be scheduled in September 2018 AFTER schools re-open.

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
Contact by Post

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