Admission to reception class 2019
You must be resident in Bolton. If you live outside Bolton you must apply through your home authority.
If your child was born between 1 September 2014 and 31 August 2015 your child is due to start reception in September 2019.
Read through the booklet Admission to Primary School 2019 which gives information about the admission process.
Read the guidance notes to help you to apply.
The online application process closed on 15 January 2019. Please apply via the paper form.
School offer day is 16 April 2019. Information will not be provided before this date in any circumstance. Offers will be made by email only. Emails will be sent from 7am on Tuesday 16 April 2019. If you have not received your email please check in your junk and spam folders before telephoning the school admissions. You can also view your school offer by logging into your account through the Citizens Portal. Pupil and Student Services will not provide any information via telephone with regard to school allocations in any circumstances.
If you wish to appeal please follow the link in your offer email. Changes cannot now be made to your application for a school place, however, you may apply again in August as an in year application. Any new application forms received will cancel any application received previously.
Schools directory (for OFSTED reports and performance tables).
Transferring between Primary Schools
We are 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?
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.