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 our
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 1UT between 10am and 12pm. School Admissions staff will be on hand to help.
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.
|Corpus Christi School||Co-op Academy Failsworth|
|EC St George’s School||Hathershaw College|
|EC St James School||Newman College|
|Firbank primary||North Chadderton|
|Greenacres Primary Academy||The Radclyffe|
|Holy Cross School|
|Holy Rosary School|
|St Annes RC Greenacres School|
|St Mary’s High Crompton|
|St Patrick’s R C School|
|St Thomas Leesfield School|
|St Thomas Moorside School|
|Willow Park Academy|
Transferring from another school
It is the same process for transferring from any school in Oldham or outside the borough, this includes independent schools.
Please note, a supplementary form must be completed by the child's current or previous school before an application can be processed. In-year transfer supplementary form
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.
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:
- About Primary school admissions
- About Secondary school admissions
- Primary schools in Oldham
- Secondary schools in Oldham
The team can be contacted on 0161 770 4213, option 3 or by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org