St Herbert's RC Primary School

Applying for secondary school place for September 2019

If your child is due to start secondary school in September 2019, you will need to complete an application using the online application system available on the Oldham Council website. It’s quick and easy and ensures school offers can be made efficiently via e-mail. Applying on line is the only form of application as Oldham Council no longer provides paper application forms. The online system will open on 1 August 2018 and close at 5pm on 31 October 2018.

Please read the full letter from Oldham Council here.

Process for applying for a school place

Nursery Places - All applications are to be made via the school for Nursery places.

Reception Places - Applications for places in the Reception Class are made via the Local Authority applications process. Parents should receive notification to apply for their child's school place a year prior to the child starting school. Applications open in September and close early January. (Dates vary each year) 

View Oldham Council Admissions Page for more information.


A child commencing school in Reception, September 2019: Parents notified to apply for a place by their Local Authority in Summer 2018. Application process commences September 2018. Closing date early January 2019. Parents notified whether their child has a place April 2019.

All Other School Places - Please contact School Office for details.

Please Note

It is parent's responsibility to apply for their child's school place, even if they haven't received notification from their Local Authority.

Parents must also complete a school application form. Please submit in line with local authority deadlines. - Download

School Admissions Criteria - View

Nursery Admissions Criteria - View