How To Apply

Have you applied for your child’s Primary School place?  Don’t miss the deadline of 15th January 2019!

For those children due to transfer to Primary School in September 2019, the online systems for applications is now open.

You will need to apply for a Primary School place if your child was born between: –

1st September 2014 and 31st August 2015.

The Application Process:

  • Apply online November 2018 (there is no need to complete a paper application once an online application has been submitted).
  • The deadline for applications is 15th January 2019
  • Emails will be sent on 16th April 2019, confirming your child’s place, after 9am.

How To Apply:

You can apply online here

You are able to create an account, add your child and add 3 school preferences.

Once your school preferences have been created and submitted, they are available for the Local Authority to view.

Online applications are treated in exactly the same way as a paper applications received by post, however, online applications have the additional benefit of providing an email acknowledgement of your application so you have the extra peace of mind that your application has been received.

Making Changes To Your Application

Once your application has been submitted you will need to contact the Admissions Team at or on 0161 253 6474 if you wish to make any changes.

Notification Of Primary School Allocation

At the end of the Admissions application period, the Local Authority will begin allocating school places to children and notifications will be sent out via email on 16th April 2019.

Questions or Concerns

If you have any questions regarding the online admissions process you can contact the Local Authority on 0161 253 6474 or email us as

How To Appeal

If your child does not receive their first choice, you are entitled to appeal the decision.  Further details regarding the appeals process can be found here

Summary of Dates

Tuesday 15th January 2019 – Deadline for applications

Tuesday 16th April 2019 – Emails will be sent to those that applied online.  You will be able to log in to your account to view your results.  If you did not apply online a letter will be sent second class on this date.

April/ May 2019 – The topping up process takes place and places are offered out if they become available due to withdrawals.

June/ July 2019 – Your allocated school will contact you directly with details of your child’s induction.  Appeal hearings take place.