Offer day and what happens next
Last updated 16 August 2023
Find out which school place your child has been offered, and what to do after the offer.
- When is offer day 2023
- Find out which school place you've been offered
- If you've been offered your first choice
- If you have not been offered your first choice
- How places have been allocated
|Level of education||Date|
|Secondary school, year 7 for September 2024||1 March 2024|
|Primary school, reception for September 2024||16 April 2024|
|Nursery, for September 2024||18 May 2024|
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.
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.
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
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 2024|
|Primary schools||1 May 2024|
|Nursery||1 June 2024|
To find out about your child's place on the waiting list you can call us on 0161 217 6022 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
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
Primary and secondary school places
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're unhappy with the nursery place you've been offered, you can make a representation. You can present supporting evidence that you did not include in the application. Your outcome letter will give details on how to make a representation.
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.
You can read our documents for more information about the allocation of places at Stockport primary and secondary schools.