Admissions Arrangements

Admissions Consultation

Canon Burrows CofE Primary is carrying out a consultation on the proposed admission arrangements for admission in September 2025/26.

Admission arrangements are the overall procedure, practices and oversubscription criteria used in deciding the allocation of school places.  The consultation is being carried out by the governing body.

The policies for consultation are available below.  You will find any proposed ammendments highlighted in yellow.

Any comments on the proposed admission arrangements should be sent to The Headteacher, Canon Burrows CofE Primary School, Oldham Road, Ashton-under-Lyne, OL7 9ND , or admin@canonburrows.co.uk

The consultation opens on Friday 17th November and closes on Friday 5th January.

Nursery and Reception Open Days

If you are considering sending your child to our Nursery or Reception from 2024, please join us to have a look around and find out more about our provision on either:

  • Tuesday 5th December 2023 at 4pm
  • Tuesday 9th January at 9.15 am

For more information on how to apply for a school place and our admission criteria, please refer to the website.  The deadline for Reception admissions is the 15th January 2024.

Admissions Arrangements

Reception class children are admitted at the beginning of the school year [September] in the school year that they will reach the age of 5. 

You and your child will be invited to spend some time in the Foundation Stage the term before your child is due to start school. A member of the school staff may also visit you at home and answer any questions you have about the school.

The Early Years staff will work with you to identify your child's needs and how we can best help them settle into school life and routines. 

The intake in the Reception each year is 60 children. If there are not enough places available for the number of applications in Reception the school's admissions criteria will be applied.

Applying for places Applications for places in Reception

In the normal admissions round must be made on the local authority’s application form.

www.tameside.gov.uk/schools/admissions

Details of all the applications made will be forwarded to the school by the local authority.  Parents seeking a place under criteria 3 or 6 of our addmission criteria (see below) must obtain a supplementary information form from the school and arrange for it to be completed by the Church Leader and returned to the school by the closing date for applications. Applications made under criteria 2 must be supported by written evidence from a GP, medical consultant or social worker, which must be returned to the school by the closing date for applications. 

Applying for places Applications for places in Nursery

Applications for places in the Nursery unit must be made directly to the school. Parents seeking a place under criteria 3 or 6 of our admission criteria (see below) must obtain a supplementary information form from the school and arrange for it to be completed by the church leader and returned to the school by the closing date for applications. Applications made under criteria 2 must be supported by written evidence from a GP, medical consultant or social worker, which must be returned to the school by the closing date for applications.  

Admission criteria

The school has an admissions policy for Nursey and Reception. 

If you require a hard copy of our admission policies, please contact the school office or alternatively, you will find the policy below.

The school will, as a matter of policy, adopt the same closing date for applications as LA community schools.

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Late applications will be dealt with after applications that are received on time have been dealt with.  If school is undersubscribed on allocations and late applications exceed the number of places available then the admissions criteria will be applied until all the places have been allocated.  If school is oversubscribed then late applicants will be offered the right to appeal along with those that have not been allocated places.

Class sizes and appeals

In normal circumstances an appeals panel cannot allow a place for a child if this means that the Reception class will have more than 60 full time pupils.

Parents should note that a panel can only uphold an appeal if the decision was not one which a reasonable admissions authority would make in the circumstances of the case or if the child would have been offered a place if the admission arrangements had been properly implemented.

Secondary Education 

Children transfer to Secondary School in the September following their 11th birthday. Secondary pupils are also taught the National Curriculum. Parents/Carers are free to apply for a place at any High School of their choice.  Please find more information regarding Secondary Admissions via: https://admission.tameside.gov.uk/CitizenPortal_LIVE/en

In-Year Admissions

For information on in-year admissions, please follow the link below.

https://admission.tameside.gov.uk/CitizenPortal_LIVE/en

 

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