Woodheys Primary School, Meadway, Sale, Cheshire, M33 4PG

0161 973 4478

Woodheys Primary School

Working Together. Growing Together. Achieving Together.



All local admissions are overseen via the local authority (Trafford Council) - school have no influence on admission decisions.

Primary application guidance 2022

If your child lives in Trafford and was born between 1 September 2017 and 31 August 2018, you can apply online via this link for a school place.

This information outlines Trafford’s policies and the arrangements for the intake of children to Trafford Primary Schools for September 2022. The procedures and rules for deciding admissions to Trafford schools apply equally to Trafford and non-Trafford resident children.

Trafford is responsible for admission arrangements for Woodheys Primary School.

The admissions policies for Trafford primary schools can be found on this link.  More information about Trafford primary schools is also included in the Trafford schools directory.

We try to make sure that as many pupils as possible are offered places at one of their preferred schools, but in some instances this will not be possible. Trafford schools are extremely popular and most are oversubscribed.

To maximise the likelihood of achieving a place at a local school, parents are advised to list their catchment area school(s) amongst their preferences. A place cannot be automatically reserved for your child at a catchment area school(s) as all the available places may be allocated to children who apply for a place at the school.


A catchment area school is one that gives priority to applicants living in a defined catchment area. Find your catchment area school.


Parents should note that places are not allocated on a “first come, first served” basis and that early application does not guarantee a place in a preferred school. Admission depends on meeting the criteria for each school.


It is most important that you submit your application by the closing date of 15 January 2022.

Please read the information carefully before making your application, even if you have already decided which schools you prefer, as the arrangements for admission to different primary schools in Trafford vary considerably.

At all stages of the process the Admissions Team will do everything they can to provide you with further information and support.

PLEASE NOTE: The information on these pages is for the 2022/2023 school year and is correct at the time of writing but policies are constantly kept under review and there may well be further changes within the education system which affect this policy statement arising from national legislation. In cases of doubt, contact should be made with the Trafford School Admissions Team.

Compulsory school age

A child reaches compulsory school age on the prescribed day following his or her fifth birthday (or on his or her fifth birthday if it falls on a prescribed day). The prescribed days are 31 December, 31 March and 31 August.

Trafford Council provides for the admission of all children in the September following their fourth birthday. Children who were born between 1 September 2017 and 31 August 2018, will be eligible to be admitted to a school from 1 September 2022.

Processing your data

Our core data protection obligations and commitments are set out in the council’s school admissions service privacy notice


Some helpful Advice when applying.

Applications must be submitted by 15 January 2022

  1. Visit the Admissions login page to create an account. Once you have entered your details, you will be emailed a verification code which you must enter before you can make your application.
  2. Choose your preferred schools from the drop down list, in your order of preference. (Trafford’s schools are listed first, in alphabetical order) If you want to apply for schools in other local authorities, scroll down to that authority where its schools are also listed in alphabetical order.
  3. You can apply for schools in any order but we strongly advise that you include your catchment area school, or schools, in your application. You will be advised about your catchment area school(s) when you enter your child’s home address. These are local schools which give your child priority over others living outside your area. If you are allocated a school outside your catchment area, you must understand that catchment area children will have priority over you in the future and there can be no guarantee that places will be available for any younger children in your family.
  4. Provide any information about any siblings that will be attending your preferred school(s).

Once you have submitted your application, you will receive an email to confirm that it has been received. If you do not receive this confirmation email, please contact the School Admissions Team. (school.admissions@trafford.gov.uk)

  • You can change your application at any time until the closing date. Applications received or changes made after the closing date will only be considered after all on time applications are processed.

You will be able to view the outcome of your application via your online account on 16th April 2022

An allocation letter will also be sent to your home address with a reply slip for you to return.