School Admissions

 

Primary School Admissions

What are the Admission Criteria?

For Community and Voluntary Controlled Schools, the admission criteria are the same as in previous years. This means that we will allocate places in the following order:

  • Children with a Statement of Special Educational Needs which names the school;
  • Children in the Care of a Local Authority;
  • Children with a medical or psychological reason for attending that school;
  • Children with elder siblings attending the school;
  • Proximity – nearness to the school.

How do I apply for a place, when can I do it and when do I find out about my place?

You can apply for a primary school place online. The closing dates and notification of decisions are as follows:

  • November 2019 – Information explaining the Reception process and how best to apply is distributed to your home address.
  • 15th January 2020 – Deadline for applications. Applications received after 15th January 2020 will be treated as late applications.
  • 16th April 2020 – Emails will be sent for those that applied online. Letters will be posted for those that have applied by application on 16th April 2020.

Any further information can be found on Bury Gov website – www.bury.gov.uk/admissions 

or

Download the Bury Gov Primary School Admission 2020 – Primary School Admissions 2020

Transferring from another primary school

All parents/carers irrespective of where they reside who are seeking ‘in year’ places for schools in Bury Authority, will be required to apply direct to the school.

Parents/carers resident in Bury wishing to transfer to a school in another Local Authority must contact the relevant authority for information on how to apply for a school place.

Parents/carers must complete an application form (CAF3). The application form is available from school, the Local Authority and the council website at www.bury.gov.uk/admissions.

The completed application form and any supporting documentation must be returned to the first preference school.

 

Secondary School Admissions

How do I apply for a place, when can I do it and when do I find out about my place?

You can apply for a secondary school place online. The closing dates and notification of decisions are as follows:

  • September 2019 – Information on how to apply is distributed to parents.
  • 31st October 2019 – Deadline for applications. Applications received after 31st October 2019 will be treated as late applications.
  • 2nd March 2020 – Emails will be sent after 9am for those that applied online. Letters will be posted for those that have applied by application on 2nd March 2020.

Any further information can be found on Bury Gov website – www.bury.gov.uk/admissions

or

Download the Bury Gov Secondary School Admission 2020 –  The_transfer_to_Secondary_School_Guide_2020