Primary school admissions

Apply for a Primary School place for September 2018

Children born between 1 September 2013 and 31 August 2014 will start primary school in September 2018.

Apply online for Primary School place

Useful information before you apply for a place

You must be resident in Bury. If you live outside Bury, you must apply through your home authority.

Read through the Admissions to Primary School Guide 2018 from the downloads area which guides you through the admissions process and should give you all the information you need.

Have a read through our frequently asked questions for information on the following topics:

  • How do I know when to apply

  • Criteria for offering school places

  • Applying for a school place

  • Offer of a place

Further important Information

These pages are intended as a guide to the policies and procedures of the Local Authority (LA). Please note that:

  • Bury Council does not fund places in independent schools.

  • LA Nursery and Primary Schools gives details and links to their websites.

  • Certain schools need additional information to apply their admissions criteria and may require you to also complete a Supplementary Information Form from the school's website.

  • Examination results are published in the school's prospectus. The Office for Standards in Education (Ofsted) publishes inspection reports Reports Ofsted - Inspection reports for each school.

  • School achievement and attainment tables for Bury Local Authority are available free from the Department for Education. The Local Authority number is 351. The telephone number for the Department for Education is: 0870-000-2288.

  • Details of school performance which can be searched on by school or area can be found on the Gov.uk website School Performance

  • Organising travel to and from school on public transport can be done via the Transport for Greater Manchester website. Transport for Greater Manchester

  • Information on tram services is available on the Metrolink website or at main Metrolink stations.

  • If your child(ren) need care before and/or after school, you can find information by using the Family Information Service

  • Links to neighbouring authorities can be found below: