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Background/Foreground

Secondary Education

Moving to secondary school is a big step for children, and it is natural to worry about their future, their education and, most importantly, their happiness. We are here to offer support and guidance to families going through this process. When preparing for secondary school, we strongly advise families to research and visit prospective schools. It is important to have an open mind and consider all possibilities.  It is also important to think about the right fit for your child, thinking carefully about where they will flourish and most importantly be happy in their next phase of learning.  Trafford is a selective education authority where grammar schools have entrance exams. Parents are advised to check school websites for information about open days and individual admission processes.

Which Secondary Schools Can I Apply to?

Historically children have transferred from St Vincent’s Catholic Primary School to schools in Trafford, although there are other secondary schools that can be considered.  The most important advice we can offer is to visit the schools and their website for up to date information on their open days and admissions policy. Admission policies can change from year to year and are often dependent on where you live. Some independent schools offer bursaries and scholarships too.

 Catholic Trafford Secondary Schools

Other Trafford Secondary Schools

Schools outside of Trafford

Independent secondary schools

Trafford Guidance

Please visit the link below for information regarding a secondary school place.  

https://www.trafford.gov.uk/residents/schools/school-admissions/Admissions.aspx

The Application Process

14 September- online application goes live.

31st October – deadline for secondary applications via the common application form (CAF).

When completing the CAF, you should always put the schools in your real order of preference.

1st March is national offer day.

If you would like to talk to us about secondary school, please do not hesitate to contact school to discuss.

Contact the School

St Vincent's Catholic Primary School

Orchard Road,
Altrincham,
Cheshire,
WA15 8EY

Main Contact: Headteacher Mrs Harrop

SEN Contact: Mrs Tiernan and Mrs Farrell

Tel: 0161 911 8040

admin@stvincents.trafford.sch.uk

Testimonials

We couldn't be happier with St Vincent's, our children are really happy there. - Parent Survey
It is a wonderful environment, our children are flourishing - Parent Survey
The school ethos gives the children excellent opportunities to develop their spirituality and knowledge of their faith. - Parent Survey
It is a really friendly school, I have been made to feel very welcome. - Parent Survey
We love St Vincent's, keep doing what you are doing! - Parent Survey
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