Secondary school admissions
Thank you for your application. In light of the Covid 19 pandemic, Bury Council has postponed all in-year and transfer appeals scheduled to be held in April/May 2020. This will be regularly reviewed in conjunction with expected updated guidance from the Department for Education.
Please continue to submit any appeals and the appeals team will log and action these submissions when guidance does become available from the DFE.
For children due to transfer to Secondary School in September 2020, places are confirmed on 2 March 2020 when parents or carers can view their child's allocated school by logging into your account below.
If you applied by application form or telephone, a notification letter will be posted out on 2 March 2020.
If you wish to appeal the decision, have a read through our appeals page with an online appeals form to complete Appeal against school place decision
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 transfer to Secondary School Guide 2020 [980kb]
details the admissions process and should give you all the information you need along with our frequently asked questions
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.
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.
The Office for Standards in Education (Ofsted) publishes Reports Ofsted - Inspection reports for each school.
Ofsted is changing how it inspects and reports on schools, read about the changes at Ofsted changes to school inspections
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.
Links to neighbouring authorities can be found below: