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.

If you are moving into Oldham from another local authority, you must also ensure that the supplementary form is completed.

If you are applying for a Roman Catholic school, please see individual school details for additional information requested.  

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 School Hathershaw College
Woodlands Academy North Chadderton
EC St George’s School Hollinwood Academy
EC St James School Newman College
Holy Rosary School The Radclyffe
St Mary’s High Crompton  
St Patrick’s R C School  
St Thomas Leesfield School  
St Thomas Moorside School  
St Annes RC Greenacres School  
Willow Park Academy  
Greenacres Primary Academy  
St Annes Lydgate School  
Corpus Christi School  
Hollinwood Academy  

Select one of the following options;

Make an application

Transferring from a school outside the borough or from an Independent school

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. Failure to return this form will cause delay to your application.

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 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 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. Please ensure all new arrival details are completed.  Incorrect or missing information will cause a delay in your application:

Make an application



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