School Admissions

You can apply for a primary school place online anytime from 1 September 2023 to 15 January 2024 11:59pm.

Online admission for Primary Schools is available though the Citizens Portal.

See the Bolton Council Primary School Admissions  website for more information about the admission process.

The online application process closes on 15 January 2024.

If you still need to apply for a primary school place after the 15 January 2024, you schould contact the local authority for an application form by emailing  Your application will be classed as late and will only be considered after all those received on time.  You may not receive an offer of a school place until after 16 April 2023.

Transferring between Primary Schools

Applications for moving during the school year can only be made online using the Citizens Portal.

If you are applying for a school place at a school in another local authority, you will need to contact that local authority to find out the process of applying for schools in that area.  You cannot use the Bolton Citizen Portal to apply to move school place to another area. 

See the Bolton Council Admission to schools website for more information about moving schools during the year.

Admissions Policy – September 2023
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