Applications for in year school transfers

Applications for in year school transfers are open, however there may be a delay in processing your application. We'll prioritise applications for children of key workers and those moving to Stockport.

We do not advise transferring your child to a new school at this time because of COVID restrictions.

Changing schools during the school year

1. Changing schools

If you live in Stockport and wish to change school during the school year, all applications for Stockport school places must be made to our Admissions Support and Advice team.

You should also apply to our Admissions Support and Advice team if you're applying to transfer to a school that is maintained by Manchester City Council. The Admissions Support and Advice team will liaise with Manchester City Council to find out whether a place is available.

If you're applying to transfer to a school in another local authority, you'll need to contact the local authority the school resides in to discuss their process for changing schools during the year.

Please view the glossary of terms (PDF 324Kb) which contains more information.

Application open dates

Autumn term 2020

  • 1 September to 11 October 2020
  • 2 November to 11 December 2020

Spring term 2021

  • 7 January to 5 February 2021
  • 19 February to 12 March 2021

Summer term 2021

  • 12 April to 14 May 2021
  • 14 June to 16 July 2021

Autumn term 2021

  • 1 September to 8 October 2021
  • 1 November to 11 December 2021

Moving House

If the application is linked to a change of address you must provide documentary evidence. This could be in the form of a solicitor's letter, Council Tax or tenancy agreement. We reserve the right to seek further information if necessary.

Other reasons for changing school

Sometimes a change of school cannot be avoided because of a change of address or new job. However, there may be a number of other reasons why you wish to change your child's nursery, primary or secondary school. It may be that your child has struggled with bullying, their workload or suffers from a poor relationship with their teacher.

It's important to understand that changing schools may not be the answer, as the situation may continue at a new school. We advise parent/carers to discuss your reasons for wanting to transfer with your current school prior to making any application.