Admission Information

If you require an in year place in any class, please contact Bolton Council in the first instance.

Admission to Reception Class 2023-24

You must be resident and pay Council Tax to Bolton. If you live outside Bolton you must apply through your home authority.  

You can apply for a primary school place online anytime from 1 September 2023 to 15 January 2024 11:59pm.

The offer date for a primary school place is 16.4.24

Please register for a primary school place online via the link below:

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.

Schools directory (for OFSTED reports and performance tables)

Please find below a copy of our admissions arrangements, explaining how we consider applications.

This includes information on:

  • The arrangements we have in place for selecting the pupils who apply.

  • Our oversubscription criteria, for when there are more applicants than places.

  • The guidelines parents need to follow when applying for their child to attend our school.

You can find further information about admissions to all primary schools in Bolton by clicking HERE.

Our current pupil admission number is (PAN) 218. This is broken down into classes of 30 in the Infants and 32 in the Juniors.

Transferring between Primary 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 HERE 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.


Bolton Local Authority offer school places on our behalf. It is hoped that the allocation procedure documented in our Admissions Policy will result in a satisfactory offer of a place for each child. If, however, the authority’s final offer is not satisfactory, the parent/carer has a right of appeal under Sections 94 and 95 of the Education Act 1998. Paragraph 12 of Schedule 24 to the 1998 Act allows an appeal panel to determine that a place should be offered to a child refused admission to school on class size “prejudice” grounds. In this situation the appeal panel can only allow the appeal if it is satisfied that the decision to refuse the child a place was not one which a reasonable admission authority would make, or that the child would have been offered a place if the published admission arrangements have been properly implemented. A leaflet explaining the appeal procedure is obtainable from Department of People, Pupil & Student Services. An appeal must be made in writing to Democratic Services, 1st Floor, Town Hall, Bolton, BL1 1RU within 14 days of the date of the authority’s offer of a school place. For more information about Appeals, please read the Admission to Primary School booklet which is on the Bolton Council Website.

Files to Download

St Andrew's C.E. Primary School
Crescent Avenue,
Over Hulton,
Tel: 01204 332606

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