Primary admission to Reception Class 2015

If you have a child with a date of birth between 1 September 2010 and 31 August 2011 please contact the Pupil and Student Services on 01204 332143/332137 to register your child's details.

Primary admission to Reception Class 2014

The closing date for Primary admissions was 15 January 2014. If you have not applied for a school place and you have a child with a date of birth between 1 September 2009 and 31 August 2010 you must contact Pupil and Student Services on 01204 332143 / 332137 immediately.

Bolton online admission website is now closed for Reception applications September 2014 and you must contact Pupil & Student Services on the above number for further advice. 

If you applied on line you will receive your offer on line on 16 April 2014 and you will also receive a letter in the post together with an appeal form if Bolton Local Authority has not been able to offer you your preferred school.

If you have completed a paper preference your offer letter will be posted on 16 April 2014 together with an appeal form if Bolton Local Authority has not been able to offer you your preferred school.

Admission criteria 2014

The 'Admission to Primary School' booklet provides information to parents/carers regarding the admission criteria for each primary school. You may view/download the booklet from the downloads tab or by contacting Pupil and Student Services.

Amendments to the 'Admission to Primary School' booklet:

  • The Olive Tree Primary School has now moved address to St Helens Road, Bolton BL3 3NL and their supplementary form is available from the downloads tab.
  • St Bede's admission criteria is incorrect and the correct version can be viewed in the downloads tab at the top of this page together with a supplementary faith form.

Special educational needs

If your child is undergoing a Statutory Assessment you will still need to complete an application for admission. For further advice contact the Inclusion and Statutory Assessment Service on 01204 332207.


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 which will be posted out on 16 April 2014.

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?

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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