In Year Admissions 





For further information regarding admissions or for advice or assistance with any aspect of the application process, please contact Mrs A Yorston, Admissions Officer.


The in year admissions process applies to a child who is already secondary school age.

Applications for an in year admission should be made directly to the school.

The process 

Applications for an in year admission should be made directly to the school however applications made via Trafford admissions will also be processed. In year admission forms can be downloaded here or by contacting the school. The year group a student can be admitted to is usually based on their date of birth.

Places will be allocated in accordance with the admissions criteria.  

In Year Admission Form


Admissions Criteria 

Where applications for admission exceed the number of places available, the following criteria will be applied:

  • All children whose statement of Special Education Needs (SEN) or Education, Health and Care (EHC) plan names the school they must attend.
  • Looked after children: children in the care of Trafford MBC – residing in M33, WA14 & WA15 areas.
  • Siblings: Children who have brothers or sisters currently enrolled at the school at the time of admission who are living at the same address as part of the same family unit. (Siblings are defined as half/step/foster brother or sisters or any other children living at the same address.)
  • Distance from school: The priority catchment for Sale High School includes post code areas, M33,WA14 and WA15. If demand exceeds the admission number, the rank order will be determined by the proximity of the child’s home to school.

More information regarding our admissions policy and criteria can be found here

Full admissions policy

Unsuccessful Applications 

Unsuccessful applicants may ask to be placed on a waiting list and considered for any places that may arise in the future. These places will be awarded in accordance with the criteria listed above irrespective of how long someone may have been on the waiting list. There is a separate waiting list for each group. 

All applicants who have been unsuccessful will have the right to appeal to an independent appeals panel (Education Act 1993.) Parents wishing to exercise this right should indicate their intention in writing, direct to the school within 28 days of notification.