The following information is taken from Bolton Council’s website

 Admission to Reception Class 2019

If your child was born between 1 September 2014 and 31 August 2015 your child is due to start reception in September 2019.

Parents can now register their details to apply for primary school reception place for their child for reception 2019 by logging on to Bolton Council’s Citizen’s Portal (this is for registration only).

The application website will open at the end of September when you will then be able to apply for a school place for your child for admission to reception 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)

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 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 below 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.