Year 6 transfer from primary to secondary school September 2015 

If your child is going in to year 6 (2014/15) you will need to apply for a secondary school place.  Application packs will be posted out to parents at the end of August 2014. If you have not received an application by 5 September 2014 please contact Pupil and Student Services.

The closing date for applications to Secondary School September 2015 is 31 October 2014.  If you have any queries  please contact Pupil and Student Services for further information on 01204 332137/332143.

The offer day for Year 6 transfer secondary school places is 1 March 2015.  If you applied online for a secondary school place you will be able to view the offer by logging in to your on line application via the 'Do it online' tab at the top of this page. 

Please note - Bolton St Catherine's Academy open evening is 24 September 2014 (not the date published in the admission booklet.)

Online Admissions website is now open for Year 6 transfers to Secondary School in September 2015.

Access the online school admissions system here

Instructions for using the online school admissions system

Schools directory (for OFSTED reports and performance tables)

Special educational needs

If your child has a Statement of Special Educational Needs, the primary school will discuss your secondary school placement with you at the Annual Review in either Year 5 or Year 6.

Timetable for year 6 secondary school admission September 2015

  • Application packs available from the end of August 2014.
  • Closing date for applications 31 October 2014.
  • National offer day for secondary school places is 1 March 2015.  If you have applied on line you will be notified by email and by letter of your offer. If you did not apply online you will receive an offer in the post.

Detailed information regarding Year 6 transfer applications can be found in the Admission Booklet together with a list of all the Bolton secondary schools, names and addresses available from the downloads tab.


If you are not happy with the place you are offered by the Local Authority you can appeal. You will receive an appeal form in the post with your offer.   

Transferring your child between secondary schools

If your child is already at secondary school in Bolton and you want to transfer to another Bolton secondary school there are two forms you need to complete.  The In Year Admission Form needs completing by the parent and the Information Passport needs completing by your child's current school.  When both forms are complete they need to be returned to Pupil and Student Services.  Both forms are available from the downloads tab.

If you live in Bolton and want to transfer your child to a secondary school in another area you need to complete the In Year Admission Form.  When the form is complete please return to Pupil and Student Services.  The form is available from the downloads tab.

University Technical College Bolton

University Technical Colleges (UTCs) are a new idea in education for 14 -19 year olds developed in response to the needs of industry. They have academy status and can design their own curriculum. This curriculum brings together practical, technical and academic learning with a specialist industry focus.  Bolton is opening a UTC for September 2015 admissions.  For further information please visit  You may also download an application for Year 10 or Year 12 from  or from the downloads tab above.


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