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Consultation on admission arrangements for 2025

A consultation on our admission arrangements for the September 2025 intake will take place from Friday 17th November 2023 until Tuesday 2nd January 2024.  We are proposing changes to how we hold waiting lists for places.  For the reception intake, if your child is refused a place at our school we will continue to automatically add your child to the waiting list and this will be maintained until 31 December 2025.

 

However, we are changing the way we run waiting lists for in year admissions. If you apply in year and your child is refused a place, we are proposing that you would now need to ask for your child to be placed on a waiting list.  We are also proposing that the waiting list only be held for one term at a time.  We are making these changes to provide more stability for schools and to give parents more realistic expectations about the opportunity for gaining a place from a waiting list.

 

As the local authority are co-ordinating consultation on our behalf, full details of our proposed admission arrangements, details on the consultation and how to respond can be viewed at: https://bit.ly/Bolton_Consultation.  All comments must be received by Tuesday 2 January.

 

Open Day
We hold an open day for prospective parents of Nursery and Reception children during October.  Please keep checking our Home page for a date nearer the time.

 

The Nursery

Children are normally admitted to the Nursery in the September following their third birthday, and we have a small intake in January the following year to top up any vacant places.   We do operate a waiting list:  should you be interested in putting a child’s name on it, please see Mrs Joyce in the office.
 
Offers of places are usually made in Spring for the following September.  All children are entitled to receive a full year’s part time nursery education, which is LA funded, and we also offer full time options (presently £97.50 per week) or extended part time options (presently £37.50 per week). 

 

Children of working families could be entitled to 30 hours free funding.  Please see the childcare choices website for more information on how to apply.

 

 

The School
Children are admitted during the Autumn Term of the educational year (1st September to 31st August) in which they reach their fifth birthday.

(Previous attendance at the nursery class does not automatically ensure entry to the school).
 
Parents are requested to register on the citizen portal which is part of the Bolton local authority website.  This should be done during the September of the year before the child is due to start Reception class.  This is where you will be able to apply for a primary school place.  Bolton LA will offer places during the spring term according to preferences expressed.
 
More detailed information regarding the Nursery Unit and the School are presented at meetings for new parents which are held in school prior to the child's admission.  All children have the opportunity to visit the nursery with their parents before admission. Groups of children visit the Reception Class in the summer term prior to admission into the main school.

 

Admissions Appeals

You have the statutory right to submit an appeal for a place at our school when your application has been unsuccessful.  The deadline for reception class appeals for the September 2024 intake is Wednesday 15 May 2024.

 

Appeals for in year admissions can be made at any time.

 

Please see Bolton Council's Admissions Appeals webpage for more information.

 

 

 

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