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 online.

Apply online for a primary school place 2019

You will only be able to apply online. No paper forms will be available. If you are unable to apply online from home you can access computers at the One Stop Shop at the Town Hall, libraries and children's centres.

The website for online applications will close on 15 January 2019. Applications received after this date will be marked as late and will prejudice your child’s application.

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.

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?

Parents or carers must complete the application form  after reading the notes of guidance.  There is also a second form that the current school, if it is in Bolton, must 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.