Secondary school admissions

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Useful information

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.

The deadline for applying for a secondary school place is 31 October 2022. If you apply after this date it can severely reduce your chances of obtaining a place at your preferred school.

Timetable for admission to secondary school in September 2023
Key dateWhat happens
1 September 2022Applications open. Ideally these should be made online.
From Monday 5 September 2022Information will be distributed from your child's primary school advising you on how to apply.
September - October 2022Open evenings are held at secondary schools.
31 October 2022Closing date for applications. Remember that a late application will not be considered until all on-time applications have been offered places.
1 March 2023Allocation day. Emails will be sent to all parents/carers that have applied online after 9am. Letters will be posted to non-online applicants.
31 March 2023Last day for submitting an appeal.
May - July 2023Appeal hearings take place.

Further important information

These pages are intended as a guide to the policies and procedures of the Local Authority (LA). Please note that:

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