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Admissions Arrangements


Details regarding our next open day for prospective nursery and reception children can be found HERE


Admission to Nursery

We accept children into our nursery provision from 3 years old in September and January.

Our morning sessions, run from 8:50am - 11:50am and are available to those eligible to the 15 hours free childcare.
We also offer afternoon sessions from 12:15pm - 3:10pm for those entitled to 30 hours free childcare or as a payable service at £10 per session. 

For further details regarding the 30 hours and to check eligibility please visit the Childcare Choices website. 
All nursery education, whether 15 hours free universal or 30 hours extended will be provided within the guidelines of our EYFS policy.


How to apply for a place
To register your child at our nursery, please complete the application form HERE.
This form is for both 15 or 30 free hours places>
If you would like your child to attend in the afternoons for £10 a session, an additional form needs to be completed Here.

Both forms can be completed in advance before your child turns 3, if you wish.  

We have adopted the TMBC policy for nursery admissions and a copy of this policy can be viewed here

January 2024 admissions will be advised of an available place in November.

September 2024 admissions will be advised of an available place mid April.

    Admission to school 

    Children can join us in Reception in the September following their 4th birthday. 

    All reception places are dealt with by the Admissions Department at Tameside Council and we have no involvement in the allocation of these places.

    We recommend reading the 'Starting Out' booklet produced by Tameside Council which explains the full admissions process and will answer most questions you may have.

    Parents are asked to submit their application online via www.tameside.gov.uk/schools/admissions

    The online application closing date for Reception 2024 is 15th January 2024

    Once the closing date for applications has passed, the online system will close for 2 weeks to enable all on time applications to be processed. The online system will reopen two weeks after the closing date to accept late applications. Late applications will only be dealt with after all of those that have been received on time.

    Parents will be advised of school allocation by email on 16th April 2024

     PLEASE NOTE - Admission into our Nursery does not automatically guarantee a place in our Reception Class

    Starting for the First Time as a Reception Child

    We understand how exciting and nerve wracking your child starting 'big school' can be for both the child and their family. 
    As a school we are here to support everyone to ensure the transition is a positive and happy one! 

    The Children and Young People’s Partnership Forum have developed some top tips for parents for when your child is making the transition from to Primary school 

     Entry into Years 1-6

    For information on transferring your child from another school into years 1 to 6 , please click here to view the process for Tameside MBC Primary School Transfers.