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Apply for a secondary school place

​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​Before applying, find out more about admissions procedures and how to choose your preferred schools. 

​If you made your application online, ​you'll be emailed details of the school place allocated, you'll also be able to accept or refuse the place online. If you made your application by post we'll post offer letters by 2nd class.​

A​pply for a place

​​ Applications closedOffers made
Primary schools15 January 2017​17 April 2017
Secondary schools​31 October 20161 March 2017

​Online applications are now closed make a late application for a ​school place.​

Accept or reject your offer of a school place​ (opens in a new window)

​To complete your application online there are a number of ways you can get FREE access to computers and the int​ernet​. ​​

Do I need to submit any additional paperwork?

Some schools such as voluntary aided schools may require you to complete a supplementary form. You should check with the school to see if they require this. The forms are available from these schools and should be returned directly to these schools.

If you are applying for a specific school on the basis of a medical or psychological condition, you will be required to provide evidence of this directly to the school.

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Can I amend my application after I submit it?

Yes. You can amend your online application at any time up to the closing date. After you re-open your application you must always submit your changes or they won't be saved and your application may not be processed. After you submit your application, you'll get an email confirming that your changes have been received. 

If you submit more than one application for your child, we'll process the one you submitted most recently. 

How will I find out what place my child is being offered?

​You'll be sent an email giving details of the school at which your child has been offered a place. This will happen on 1 March 2017 for secondary schools or 17 April 2017 for primary schools. You'll also receive the school offer in writing.

Find out more about making a secondary schools application

Apply by post or in person

You can also ask us to send you an application form - email school  or call 01706 925982. Please return it by post to the address ​given on the form or hand it in at one of our customer information points


01706 925982

Early Help and Schools​
Number One Riverside
Smith Street
Rochdale OL16 1XU

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