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School Admissions

 

Click here to fill in an online application
to Reception, Year 7 or Infant to Junior (Stalyhill)

(for admissions into different year groups or in year transfers please see information below)

Open Evenings


Admission into Year 7 for September 2019

Please use the link above to complete an online application form for a secondary school place for September 2019

  • The online application will open 1st September 2018.
  • The closing date for applications is 31st October 2018.
  • For children resident in Tameside who attend a Tameside Primary School, letters will be given out by the primary school early September explaining how to apply for a school place.
  • For children resident in Tameside who attend a Primary School in another authority, a letter will be posted to your home address early September explaining how to apply for a school place.
  • For children resident in another authority you need to apply through your ‘home’ authority for a school place even if you wish to apply for a Tameside School.
  • Please  read the Moving On Booklet below before completing your application.

Admission into Reception and Junior School (year 3) for September 2019

  •  The online application will open on 2nd November 2018
  • The closing date for applications is 15th January 2019.
  • For children resident in Tameside, who have put their child’s name down at a Tameside Primary School, a letter will be sent from the school at the end of October explaining how to apply.
  • For children resident in another authority you need to apply through your ‘home’ authority for a school place even if you wish to apply for a Tameside School.
  • Please read the Starting Out Booklet below before completing your application.

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:

Week Commencing

Schools

7 May 2018

West Hill Boys School

14 May 2018

Mossley Hollins High School and Fairfield Girls School

21 May 2018

St Damian’s RC College

11 June 2018

Alder Community School, Longdendale, Denton and Hyde Community Colleges

18 June 2018

Droylsden Academy and St Thomas More RC College

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:

Week Commencing

Schools

25 June 2018

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

2 July 2018

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

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.
School Admission Arrangements for the School Year,

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:


Contact Information
Contact by Post

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