Admission to Nursery
The school has a Nursery offering 3 full days Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday
Your child will be 3 years old and have their 4th Birthday during the Academic Year. The dates used are children born between 1st September and 31st August of the appropriate year.
Children between three and four years are eligible to up to 15 hours of free nursery education per week for 38 weeks of the year.
Some parents may be eligible for 30 hours of free Nursery education and parents can top up the additional hours at a private establishment.
To find out which offers are available to you go to
For further information or to register an interest for a place in the nursery, please contact school on 0161 770 5401
Further information and advice about childcare can also be obtained from:
Oldham family Information Service, 5 Barn Street, Oldham OL1 1LP
Freephone 0800 731 1518
If our Nursery is not at full capacity by December of that year, we can do an intake in January of rising three children. The criteria for rising three, is any child born between 1st September – 31st December of that year. If successful, your child will complete two terms and then complete the following full year in our Nursery.
Everyone who successfully applies for a place in our Nursery will have a home visit conducted by our Nursery staff in the summer term. This is opportunity to raise any concerns or ask any questions to the staff.
Please complete and return to school or email email@example.com by the end of February in the current year. In April, school will inform parents if their child has successfully got a place at St Anne’s Nursery. School will then send out a home /school agreement letter which must be signed and returned to school to confirm your child’s place.
Reception admission (for September 2022 start)
For children born between 01/09/2017 and 31/08/2018
Everyone needs to apply. Even if your child is in school nursery you still need to apply for a school place as having a place at St Anne’s RC Nursery does not automatically guarantee a place in reception.
• Admissions open: 1st September 2021
• Admissions close: 15th January 2022 at 5pm
• Decisions notified: April 2022 by Oldham Council
To apply for a place at St Anne’s RC parents must complete a Local Authority Preference Form or apply online via the website https://www.oldham.gov.uk/admissions If you wish to have your application considered against the school's religious criteria then you must ALSO complete the supplementary form which is attached to the admission policy and supply school with a copy of your child’s baptism certificate. Please contact school if you have any queries:
St Anne’s RC Primary
Tel: 0161 770 5401
If you are not allocated a place at your school of choice, you can appeal to an independent panel. You must do this by downloading the online appeal form and returning it to constitutional services. Further details of how to appeal can be found on the following webpage. Appeals
For ‘In Year’ applications received outside the normal admissions round, if places are available they will be offered to those who apply. If there are places available but more applicants than places then the published oversubscription criteria will be applied. If you wish to transfer your child to St Anne's RC Primary, you must complete and submit the in year supplementary admissions form. This can be either downloaded from school website or collected from the school office. Your application will then be added to our waiting list, ranked according to the criteria your child’s comes under. If a vacancy does arise within a class, school will contact you direct to arrange an appointment with the Head teacher to view the school, confirming a start date. Please return to firstname.lastname@example.org
Admissions Consultation 2023-2024
The School Admissions Policy has been prepared to comply with the School Admissions Code under guidance from the Local Authority and Salford Diocese. It is a requirement of the School Admissions Code for schools to carry out a consultation on admissions arrangements at least once every seven years or whenever changes are proposed.
The Governors of St Anne's RC Primary School are proposing to change the admission arrangements for September 2023 and are consulting with parents and other interested parties.
The consultation period will run from Thursday 2nd December 2021 to Friday 7th January 2022 at 4pm. The proposed Admissions Policy for September 2023 and consultation letter are attached.
Completed response forms should be posted to the school or emailed to Father D Woodhead at email@example.com
Any comments received will be forwarded to the School Governors Admissions Committee for their consideration.