Secondary school admissions
The online system for applications for children due to transfer to Secondary School in September 2017 closed on the 31 October 2016.
To be able to apply for a place in a Bury school
You must be resident in Bury. If you live outside Bury, you must apply through your home authority.
Read through the Transfer to Secondary School Information Guide 2017 from the downloads, below, which guides you through the admissions process and should give you all the information you need.
- How do I know when to apply
- Criteria for offering school places
- Applying for a school place
- Offer of a place
Further important information
These pages are intended as a guide to the policies and procedures of the Local Authority (LA). Please note that:
- Bury Council does not fund places in independent schools.
- Details of secondary schools in Bury can be found from the Secondary Schools list.
- Certain schools need additional information to apply their admissions criteria and may require you to also complete a Supplementary Information Form from the school's website.
- Examination results are published in the school's prospectus. The Office for Standards in Education publishes Reports Ofsted - Inspection reports for each school.
- School achievement and attainment tables for Bury Local Authority are available free from the Department for Education. The Local Authority number is 351. The telephone number for the Department for Education is: 0870-000-2288.
- Details of School Performance which can be searched on by school or area from the Gov.uk website.
- Organising travel to and from school on public transport can be done via the Transport for Greater Manchester website.
- Information on tram services is available on the Metrolink website or at main Metrolink stations.
- If your child(ren) need care before and/or after school, you can use the Childcare Search - Bury Family Information Service
- Links to neighbouring authorities can be found below: