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Admission Details – New Starters from Primary to Secondary School

Applying for a school place takes time and effort, and as a parent/carer you will want to get it right.

If your child is going in to Year 6 (2017/18) you will need to apply for a secondary school place. All pupils of transfer age, Year 6 (2017/18), who live in the Metropolitan Borough of Bolton may apply to Harper Green School. We also welcome applications from outside of the Borough.   All pupils are admitted without reference to aptitude or ability.

Harper Green offers you the opportunity to visit the school and take a tour of the site, providing you with the opportunity to visit all the departments, meet the staff and pupils, take part in activities and see for yourself our up to date facilities and resources. Whilst also allowing you the opportunity to gain a feel for the atmosphere and ethos of our school.

The date of our Open Evening this year is Thursday 5th October at 5.30pm – 8.00pm.

To apply for a place please ring Bolton Council on Tel: 01204 333333 or for more information please check Bolton Council's Secondary School Places section of their website http://www.bolton.gov.uk/website/pages/Secondaryschoolplaces.aspx.

Bolton Council - Admission to Secondary School Booklet

Year 6 Transfer from Primary to Secondary School 2018

Application packs will be posted out to parents at the end of August 2017. If you have not received an application by 6th September 2017 please contact Pupil and Student Services.

The closing date for applications to Secondary School places September 2018 is 31st October 2017.  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 2018.  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.

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 2018

  • Application packs available from the end of August 2017.
  • Closing date for applications 31 October 2017.
  • National offer day for secondary school places is 1st March 2018.  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 Bolton Council Admission Booklet together with a list of all the Bolton secondary schools, names and addresses available.


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, please click here to find out more.