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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.
Any students admitted as an in year admission will be given a start date for the beginning of the next half term/term as follows:
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. The priority catchment area for Sale High School is all postcode areas within M33, WA14, WA15 and M32.
Where applications for admission exceed the number of places available, the following criteria will be applied, in the order set out below.
1. ‘Looked after Children’ both currently and previously (as defined in the Education Act 2002 – Admissions).
2. Siblings: children who have brothers and sisters enrolled at this school at the time of admission (September 2019) and live within the priority catchment area.
Siblings are defined as half / step / adopted / foster brothers or sisters, and any other children who are living at the same address as part of the same family unit.
3. All other applicants living within the priority catchment area
4. Siblings: All other children who have brothers and sisters enrolled at this school at the time of admission (September 2019) who live outside the priority catchment area. 5. All other applicants outside the catchment area.
For each of the criteria listed above, if the demand for place exceeds the admission number, the rank order will be determined by the proximity of the child’s home to the school.
In Year Admissions Form
More information regarding our Admissions policy and Criteria can be found here
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.) If you wish to exercise your right to appeal for a place at Sale High School please visit Trafford School Appeals or contact the Democratic Services Section on Telephone No. 0161 912 2798 to request an Appeal Form.