School admissions 2011

Important dates

August 2019

From 1 August 2019 you can apply online for a secondary school place.

If your child attends an Oldham primary school but you live outside Oldham, you must obtain and complete an application from the local authority where you live.

September/October 2019

Open evenings are held for all secondary schools/academies in Oldham.

31 October 2019

31 October 2019 at 5.00pm is the closing date for submitting your application to us.

You will get an instant acknowledgement that your application has been received.

If you do not receive a receipt you must contact the School Admissions Team.

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

18 November 2019

The last date by which exceptional changes can be made is 18 November 2019.

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

The School Admissions Team must receive written notice by this date.

2 March 2020

An email will be sent to you on 2 March 2020. 

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 2 March 2020 and 17 April 2020

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

From 1 April 2020

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 (Contact and Help).

17 April 2020

Last date for submitting the appeal

From May to 10 July 2020

Appeals will be heard by the Independent Appeal Panel.