Admission to Reception Class September 2020

  • Information regarding starting Primary School in September 2020 can be found here
  • The online admission system will closed on the 15th January 2020.
  • Paper applications will be accepted after the 15th January however these will be considered as late applications.  Please contact Pupil and Student Services if you are unable to download the paper application.

The National offer day for Reception places 2020 is the 16th April.  Offers will be made by email if you have applied on line.  You will also be able to view the offer by logging in to your online application.  A letter will also be sent to all applicants on the 18th April 2020 confirming your offer and details of the Council’s appeals procedure.

Special educational needs

If your child is undergoing an Education Health and Care Assessment you will still need to complete an application for admission. For further advice contact the Inclusion and Statutory Assessment Service on 01204 338653.

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Admission to Reception Class September 2021

If you have not registered your child’s details with the Local Authority for admission to primary school for September 2021/22 please complete the online registration form or contact Pupil Services on 01204 332137/2143.

Transferring between Primary Schools

Bolton Council is responsible for coordinating admissions into all schools for those families resident within the Bolton Metropolitan Borough. This includes

  • Children wishing to change from one school to another school within the borough
  • Children who have arrived into the borough requiring a school place
  • Children wishing to move from an independent school to a school maintained by the Council
  • Children resident in the borough but requiring admission to a school in another borough

If you live in the area of another local authority then you must make an application through the school admission team for that authority

Is there an application form I need to complete?

The application form that the parents/carers will be required to complete when requesting admission to a new school can be found under the downloads tab of this page together with the notes of guidance.

You must ensure your child’s continued attendance at their current school whilst your application is being considered however it is recognised that for families who have moved into Bolton this may not always be possible. You must in such circumstances inform the headteacher at their previous school of the arrangements you are making.

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