Offer day and what happens next

Find out which school place your child has been offered, and what to do after the offer.

  1. When is offer day 2021
  2. Find out which school place you've been offered
  3. If you've been offered your first choice
  4. If you have not been offered your first choice
  5. How places are allocated

When is offer day 2021

Level of education Date
Secondary school - year 7 for September 2021 1 March 2021
Primary school - reception for September 2021 16 April 2021
Nursery - for September 2021 18 May 2021

Find out which school place you've been offered

You can find out which school place you've been offered through our online education portal or by email.

On offer day, we'll send you an email to let you know which school place you've been offered. Emails will be sent out in batches. If you do not receive an email on offer day check your junk folder.

You can also log into our online education portal to find out which school place you've been offered.

Find out which school place you've been offered

If you've been offered your first choice

We'll email you with details of the offer made to your child.

The school that has been offered to your child will send a welcome pack over the summer term. The welcome pack gives you information about what you need to do next.

If you have not been offered your first choice

We'll email you with information about the school place that has been offered. The email will include information about:

  • how to accept or tell us you no longer need the school place that has been offered
  • your child being placed on a waiting list for your preferred choice school

Waiting lists

If your child has not been offered a place at your preferred school, we'll automatically place their name on the waiting list.

Your position on a waiting list will depend on which priority of the school admission policy your child meets and who else is on the waiting list.

If a place becomes available at a school, the child that's first on the waiting list will be offered the place.

Waiting list positions are available on or after the following dates:

Level of education Date
Secondary schools 15 March 2021
Primary schools 3 May 2021
Nursery 31 May 2021

To find out about your child's place on the waiting list you can call us on 0161 217 6022 or email admissions.support@stockport.gov.uk.

If you've applied for a school outside of Stockport

You'll need to contact the local council for that school to find out about their waiting lists. This may mean you have to apply to them for your child’s name to be added to the waiting list for your preferred school.

Making an appeal

If you're unhappy with your offer, you can make an appeal. In the meantime, you should accept the school place you've been offered. This will not affect your appeal.

If you've made alternative arrangements

If you have made alternative arrangements for your child such as an independent fee-paying school or home education, then you can decline the offer of a school place. However, you must tell us what your arrangements are.


How places are allocated

A breakdown of how reception places have been allocated for September 2021 will be published on 16 April 2021.

Breakdown of how year 7 places have been allocated for September 2021

A breakdown of how nursery places have been allocated for September 2021 will be available on 18 May 2021.