Coronavirus: Local restrictions

There is now a 3-tier set of Local COVID alert levels for England – Medium, High and Very High. Oldham is currently an area where the local COVID alert level is very high.

Coronavirus: Information and advice

1 September 2020

From 1 September you can apply online for a primary school place.

You must complete your application by 5pm on 15 January 2021.

September 2020

In September parents of children eligible to start reception in September 2021 who are known to the health authority in Oldham will receive a leaflet from the school maintained nursery.

The leaflet informs parents how to apply for a reception place for their child and what procedures they must follow.

Parents are encouraged to visit the schools they are interested in.

Parents can collect a ‘Applying for Primary School Leaflet 2021/22 from any maintained school nursery. Private day care providers will also be sent this information..

15 January 2021

5pm on 15 January 2021 is the closing date for submitting your application to us.

You will get an acknowledgement that your application has been received.

If you do not receive a receipt you must contact Oldham Council on 0161 770 4213.

Applications received after the deadline will only be considered once all on-time applications have been processed.

5 February 2021

The last date by which exceptional changes can be made is 5 February 2021.

An example of an "exceptional change" is if you move house after submitting your application.

Oldham Council must receive written notice by this date.

16 April 2021

You will receive your notification of your application by email on 16 April 2021.

You can log back into your account to view the offer made.

If we can’t offer a place at any of the schools/academies you requested, you will be offered the nearest school that still has vacancies.

You will also be advised that your child’s name will be added to the waiting list for each school requested.

Between 16 April and 7 May 2021

Appeal forms can be downloaded by parents wishing to submit an appeal to the Independent Appeal Panel.

The closing date for submitting an appeal is 7 May 2021.

From 17 May 2021

You can contact Oldham Council to find out where your child is on a waiting list(s) for community and voluntary controlled schools.

For any other school you can contact the school directly to find out where your child is on a waiting list(s).

June/July 2021

Appeals will be heard by the Independent Appeal Panel.