Moving on to High School

Admissions to Secondary School (High School)

How to Apply for a Secondary School Place (Year 7 Application)

It is very important to read the Moving On pdf book, which explains the admission process in detail.  It provides advice on what you need to know before you make an application and how places are allocated including the admission policies for each school.

Tameside residents should use the Tameside Citizen Portal to apply for a High School place, even if that school is located outside of Tameside. If you do not live within Tameside but wish to apply for a place at a Tameside school, you should apply via your own Local Authority. 
Independent/private school admissions are not processed by the Local Authority. For further information about places and admission processes please contact those schools directly.

If your child is starting Secondary School for the first time in September 2024 AND you are a Tameside resident, please use the application portal below for 2024 admissions:

Apply for a Year 7 2024 school place here
The closing date for submitting a Year 7 2024 school application was 31st October 2023. Applications submitted after this date will be processed as a ‘late’ application.
When will you be informed of your allocated school?

  • On-time applications - if your application was submitted on or before the 31st October 2023, you will have been notified of your allocated school, by email, during National Offer Day – 1st March 2024. You will be able to view your allocated school by logging into your Citizen Portal after midnight on National Offer Day.
  • Late applications - if your application was submitted after the 31st October 2023, you will receive notification of your allocated school at a later date, by letter. Late allocations are not viewable via the Citizen’s Portal.


Timetable for Applying for a Secondary School Place


01 September 2023 The online admissions system opens for high school places (Year 7 2024).
31 October 2023 Closing date for applications.
Ensure you submit your primary school application on or before this date. Otherwise, you will need to make a late application.
11 November 2023 Last date for any changes to the address in your application.
14 November 2023 The online admissions system opens for ‘late’ high school applications (Year 7 2024).
1 March 2024 National Offer Day.


If you currently have a child in Year 6, I am sure you will already be thinking about the next step in your child's education.

Children from St Paul's spread their wings to a variety of high schools. Click on the school logos to visit their websites. 





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