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Greater Manchester primary school application deadlines and offer dates for 2022

The most important dates to know if your children are applying for a primary school reception place in Manchester this year - and when you will find out if they got their first choice.

Applying for schools, and making sure you’re done in time, can be stressful.

Thousands of youngsters need to apply for a school place soon if they are due to start primary school in September 2022.

Individual schools can have their own admissions criteria and parents are advised to contact schools directly to check in advance.

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District council websites have links to the application forms for schools which fall under the local authorities’ remit.

We have rounded up all the key application deadlines and dates for schools in Greater Manchester in 2022.

Bolton

Application deadline: 15 January 2022

Offer day: 16 April 2022

Bury

Application deadline: 15 January 2022

Offer day: 18 April 2022

Last day for appeals: 18 May 2022

Manchester

Application deadline: 17 January 2022

Offer day: 19 April 2022

Oldham

Application deadline: 15 January 2022

Last date for changes to application is 4 February 2022.

Offer day: 14 April 2022

Last day for appeals: 16 May 2022

Rochdale

Application deadline: 17 January 2022

Offer day: 18 April 2022

Last day for appeals: 6 May 2022

Salford

Application deadline: 15 January 2022

Late applications for those who missed the initial deadline open 17 January 2022

Offer day: 19 April 2022

Last day for appeals: 18 May 2022

Stockport

Application deadline: 15 January 2022

Late applications for those who missed the initial deadline open 17 January 2022

Offer day: 15 April 2022

Last day for appeals: 19 May 2022

Tameside

Area deadline is 15th January 2022

Applications for those who missed the initial deadline open 31 January 2022

Offer day: 18 April 2022

Trafford

Application deadline: 15 January 2022

Late applications for those who missed the initial deadline open 17 January 2022

Offer day: 16 April 2022

Last day for appeals: May 2022

Wigan

Application deadline: 15 January 2022

Offer day: 16 April 2022

Last day for appeals: 17 May 2022