Admission BookletAdmission to Reception Class 2017

  • Read the booklet Admission to Primary School 2017
  • Visit the schools
  • Online admissions for Primary School will be available from Monday 26th September 2016.
  • The deadline for all online and paper applications is 15th January 2017
  • If you apply after 15th January 2017 your application will be late and this could affect the outcome

Unfortunately the open evenings for The Olive School have not been included in the Admission to primary school booklet and they are as follows:

  • Wednesday 28 September 5.30pm to 6.30pm
  • Tuesday 18 October 5.30pm to 6.30pm
  • Thursday 24 November 5.30pm to 6.30pm
  • Wednesday 11 January 5.30pm to 6.30pm

Apply online for a Primary School place for September 2017

Online admissions guidance notes

If you have not registered your child's details with a school or the Local Authority for admission to primary school for September 2017/18 please complete the online registration form or contact Pupil Services on 01204 332137/2143.

On Friday 23rd September 2016 a letter will be sent to all parents and carers who have registered their child with the Local Authority which will include a unique identification number enabling you to apply online for a school place once the website opens.

The offer day for Reception places is 16th April 2017.  If you applied online you will be able to view the offer by logging in to your online application.

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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.

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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