Changing schools at any other time of the year

This page should be used when making an in-year transfer application for your child.

All applications for in-year transfers should be made through our online form which can be found further down the page.

You can find out more information about the in-year transfer process in the guidance notes.

It isn’t possible to consider applications that are made outside 30 school days of the intended start date.

Drop in sessions are being held every Thursday (no appointment necessary) in Access Oldham, Civic Centre, West Street Oldham, OL1 1XJ between 10am and 12pm. School Admissions staff will be on hand to help.

Application process

Parents must now use our online application form to make an in-year transfer application for their child.

An application will not be considered more than 30 school days in advance of the intended start date.


If you are transferring your child to one of the following schools, it isn’t possible to make an application using our online application process. Instead, please contact the school directly to apply for an in-year transfer.

Primary  Secondary
Mayfield Hathershaw College
Woodlands Academy North Chadderton
EC St George’s Hollinwood Academy
EC St James Newman College
St Mary’s High Crompton The Radclyffe
St Thomas Leesfield The Co-op Academy Failsworth
St Thomas Moorside  
SS Aidan’s & Oswalds  
St Annes Greenacres  
St Patricks  

Select one of the following options;

Transferring from another school in Oldham

Please complete the online application form if you would like to transfer your child from one Oldham School to another:

Make an application

Transferring from a school outside the borough

Please note, a supplementary form must be completed by the child's current or previous school before an application can be processed.

This form should be submitted alongside your application. The simplest way of doing this is to upload the form during the application process.

If it isn’t possible to have the form completed before you make your application, you can send it to the school admissions team by email or post after the application has been made. Details of where to send it to can be found at the top of the form.

Make an application

Transferring from outside the UK

Please note, the child must be in the UK before an application can be considered. Please complete the online application if you are a new arrival to the country and want to apply for a school place:

Make an application



The team can be contacted on 0161 770 4213, option 3 or by emailing