Admission to School
At present we have an admission level of 30 children to our Reception Class. Children are admitted in the September of the school year that they are 5 years old. We are also fortunate that we have a part time Nursery at Milton St John's (with the option of wrap around care in the afternoons).
The school’s admissions policy is set by the LA and agreed by the Governors. If you wish to put your child’s name down to start in our Nursery or need more information about applying for Reception please contact Miss Murphy or Mrs Neild, our Finance and Administration officers who will help you with the necessary details.
This is not a guarantee that we will be able to provide a place for your child, it does, however, allow us to provide you with early information, as well as being able to invite you to school events.
Please see the Tameside Council website for further information and details about how to apply for Reception. If you want to transfer your child to any school in Tameside (our Local Authority), you must apply through Tameside Council even if you live in another area. Information about this can also be found through the link below.
For a guide to applying for a primary school place in Tameside go to http://www.tameside.gov.uk/schools/admissions
For further information on both primary and secondary school admissions and transfers go to
For information about the latest arrangements for admissions, go to http://www.tameside.gov.uk/schools/admissions
Further information about Nursery admissions - extract below is taken from Tameside Council Website
Free Nursery Education Place
All 3 and 4 year old children are entitled to a free part-time nursery education place if their parents/carer wish to accept one. Places for 3 year olds will be from the term after the child’s 3rd birthday. Nursery education places can be accessed through lots of different providers.
If your child will be 3 or 4 years old between 1 September and 31 August and you would like to take advantage of part-time nursery education, you should contact as soon as possible, the Headteacher of the school whose nursery you would like your child to attend.
The Headteacher will keep a list of pupils whose parents have asked for a place. This place will normally be for 5 mornings or 5 afternoon sessions a week. It is the school who is responsible for determining which children will be offered a nursery place at their school. The Headteacher will inform you by letter in March if a place is available for your child. If there are more requests for places than there are places available, criteria will be used to decide admissions, in order of priority. Contact the school you have chosen for details of the criteria.
The Headteacher is responsible for informing parents if they have been allocated a place for their child.
Parents not allocated a place
Parents who are not allocated a place at a nursery class will be informed in writing by the Headteacher. A booklet of alternative providers of nursery education will accompany this refusal letter.
Parents should then make their own enquiries about vacancies directly with another school, private day nursery or pre-school.
Children who become 3 year old between 1 September and 31 August may be offered a place at a nursery from January after their third birthday, if places are still available. Headteachers cannot save places for ‘rising 3’ year olds.
If your child attends the nursery class attached to an Infant or Primary School, this does not guarantee admission to the reception class at the school.