School Admissions

Admissions to Reception Class 2019

Online admissions for Primary Schools is available though the Local Authority website.

Admission Criteria for Bolton Schools (Rec-Y6) can be viewed on p.35 of Admissions to Primary School Booklet 2019

If you have not registered your child’s details with a school or the Local Authority for admission to primary school for September 2019 please complete the online registration form or contact Pupil Services on 01204 332137/2143.

Closing date for applications is 15th January 2019.

Notification of places for September 2019 will be 15th April 2019.

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.

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

Transferring between Primary Schools

Bolton Council is responsible for co-ordinating 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?

Parents or carers must complete the application form  after reading the notes of guidance.  There is also a second form that the current school, if it is in Bolton, must complete.

You must make sure your child continues to attend 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.