Admission to Reception Class 2016

The closing date for applications was 15 January 2016 and the online system has now closed.  If you have not made an application for a school place you must contact Pupil and Student Services immediately for advice. 

Detailed information regarding Reception 2016 Nursery to Primary transfer applications can be found in the . Admission to Primary School 2016 booklet.

The offer day for Reception 2016 school places is 16 April 2016. If you apply online for a Primary School place you will be able to view the offer by logging into your online application. 

If your child is being assessed or has an Education, Health and Care Plan the local authority will discuss your placement with you.


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.

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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