Primary school admissions

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Useful information before making your application

To be able to apply for a place in a Bury School, you must be resident in Bury. If you live outside Bury, you must apply through your home authority.

Timetable for admission to primary school in September 2023
Key DateWhat happens
1 November 2022Applications open. Ideally, these should be made online.
Early November 2022Information will be posted out to parents/carers or distributed from your child's nursery advising you on how to apply.
October to December 2022Open days are held at primary schools. You can contact primary schools to arrange visits. This will give you the opportunity to see schools and ask any questions you may have.
November 2022 to January 2023Check what chance your child has of getting a place.  
Each school has its own admissions criteria. You can also check information on who got places over the last 5 years.
15 January 2023Closing date for applications. Remember that a late application will not be considered until all on-time applications have been offered places.
17 April 2023Allocation day. Emails will be sent to all parents/carers that have applied online after 9am. Letters will be posted to non-online applicants.
15 May 2023Last day for submitting an appeal.
May to July 2023Appeal hearings take place.

Further information

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


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