Applying for a school place at Boarshaw Primary

Admissions for 2018-2019

If your child is due to start primary school OR transfer from primary to secondary school in September 2019 you can submit your application online using the applications portal.
School admission arrangements have been determined for September 2018 for Rochdale Borough community and voluntary controlled schools.

What is the admission criteria?

For community and voluntary controlled schools we allocate places in the following order:
  1. Children in the Care of a Local Authority.
  2. Children with exceptional medical needs or exceptional welfare considerations which are directly relevant to the school concerned.
  3. Children with older siblings attending the school.
  4. Children with church affiliation, only applicable to Voluntary Controlled Church of England Schools.
  5. Children eligible for the service premium.
  6. ​Proximity, where you live.


How do I apply for a place, when can I do it and when do I find out about my place?

If you live outside the borough of Rochdale and want a school place at a Rochdale school you must apply through your home local authority.
If you live in the borough you can apply for a place online from September 2018. The closing dates and notification of decisions are as follows:
Apply from
Closing date
Offer date – notification to parents.
1 October 2018
15 January 2019
16 April 2019
1 September 2018
31 October 2018
1 March 2019

In-year transfers

If you wish to transfer your child to our school during a school year, you'll need to complete an in-year transfer application form.
Completed forms must be sent to the correct Admission Authority for the school. 
An information booklet and the two parts of the application form can be found below: 
Rochdale Borough Council Admissions Arrangements 2018 - 2019

Further Information

Further information about applying for a place at Boarshaw Primary school can be found by:

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