If your child was born between 1 September 2012 – 31 August 2013

July 2023

Parent/carers of Oldham Year 5 pupils will receive a letter/email from the school that informs how to apply for a Year 7 place for their child and what procedures they must follow.

1 August 2023

From 1 August 2023, you can apply online for a secondary school place.

You must complete your application by 5pm on 31 October 2023

31 October 2023

5pm on 31 October 2023 is the closing date for submitting your application to us.

You will get an acknowledgment that your application has been received.

If you do not receive a receipt you must contact Oldham Council on 0161 770 4213.

Applications received after the deadline will only be considered once all on-time applications have been processed.

Missed deadlines

If you missed the 31 October 2023 deadline, you can apply as a late applicant from 3 November 2023

10 November 2023

The last date by which exceptional changes can be made is 10 November 2023.

An example of an "exceptional change" is if you move house after submitting your application.

Oldham Council must receive written notice by this date.

1 March 2024

An email will be sent to you on 1 March 2024. 

You can also log back into your account to view the offer made.

If we can’t offer a place at any of the schools/academies you requested, you will be allocated a place at the next nearest school to your home address that still has vacancies.

You will also be advised that your child’s name will be added to the waiting list for each school requested.

Between 1 March 2024 and 12 April 2024

Appeal forms can be downloaded by parents wishing to submit an appeal to the Independent Appeal Panel.

From 1 April 2024

You can contact the school directly to find out where your child is on the waiting list(s).

For Saddleworth School, you can contact the School Admissions Team

12 April 2024

Last date for submitting the appeal

8 July 2024

Last week for appeals to be heard, by the Independent appeal panel.