St. Peter's R.C. Primary School is a Roman Catholic Primary School in the trusteeship of the Diocese of Salford.
It is maintained by the Rochdale Local Education Authority as a Voluntary Aided School.
The school’s Governing Body is the Admissions Authority and is responsible for taking decisions on applications for admissions.
Admission Arrangements September 2023
The arrangements for the admission of children into the foundation year are made by the admissions department in the Local Authority (Pupil Services). All children are admitted in the academic year of their fifth birthday. The Admissions Procedure to Schools is clearly explained on the council website:
Applications should be submitted on line and normally opens in the September of the year before they are due to attend and close in January, specific dates are set by the Local Authority and are advised on the website. Please ensure that you receive a confirmation receipt for your application and that you retain this for your records.
Please note it is the responsibility of the parent to ensure that application forms are returned to the correct department at the Local Authority, by the deadline specified. Having a sibling in the school does not automatically confer a right to a place. Failure to submit the required application forms to the Local Authority may mean that you will fail to gain a place at your requested school. All applications should be supported by the necessary documentary evidence at the point of application; this may include copies of birth certificate, baptism certificate and proof of address. Full details of the required documentary evidence will be found in the school application online form provided by the LA.
As our school is Voluntary Aided, the Governing Body is their own admissions authority; however applications are still administered by the local authority. Confirmation of school places are made directly by the Local Authority. Please ensure that if you change your address during the application process that you update this information both with the Local Authority and the school to ensure that further information concerning starting school is received.
In Year Admissions
A child who moves from school to school at a point during their education is known as an 'in-year transfer'. A transfer may occur because a family has moved into the area.
In-year transfer applications to St Peter's RC Primary School are managed by the school and Admissions Committee.
An application can be made for a place for a child at any time outside the admission round and the child will be admitted where there are available places. An application should be made to the school by completing the in-year admissions application form and returning it to the school office directly or emailing it to
Where there are places available but more applications than places, the published oversubscription criteria, as set out in the admissions policy for 2022/2023, will be applied. Parents are advised to read the admission arrangements carefully before making their application.
If there are no places available, the child will be added to the waiting list. Please see the admission arrangements for more details.
You will be advised of the outcome of your application in writing as soon as possible.
Applicants must be informed of the outcome of their application within 15 school days of receipt, but the aim is to notify applicants of the outcome of their application within 10 school days of receipt.
You have a statutory right to submit an appeal for a place at your preferred school when your application for a place has been unsuccessful. If you have not been successful in securing a place at your preferred primary school for your child in Reception, follow the link to Local Authority website
If you have any questions in relation to in-year admissions please contact the Headteacher (Mrs Clinch).