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East Ward Community Primary School

Happy, Challenged, Successful and Proud


Willow Street, Bury, BL9 7QZ

0161 764 6065


Admission Arrangements

September 2024

The national offer day for primary school places is16 April 2024. If your application was submitted on or before the 15 January 2024, you will have been informed about your child's school place for September 2024. 

We ask that you contact the main school office on 0161 7646065 to accept or decline the school place. You should shortly receive a letter with all of the information you are require to complete and return to us as soon as possible. 

You will also received a letter outlining important transition dates for you and your child which will take place in the second summer term. We will be inviting you to a parent/carer meeting where you will receive lots of information from the class teachers regarding your child starting school and you will also have the opportunity to look around our amazing Reception classroom. Following this there will be three 'Stay and Play' sessions scheduled to allow your child to spend time in school to familiarise themselves with their new classroom. 

We look forward to meeting you and your child. 




If you would like your child to attend our school then please, in the first instance, contact the office and request the appropriate forms. We are more than happy to show you around the school and let you see the wonderful things that are going on. 

Alternatively, use the following link where there is more information. 

The booklet highlights, amongst other things:

  • How we consider applications in every age group.
  • How we select pupils who apply.
  • Our oversubscription criteria.
  • An explanation of the process that you need to follow in order to secure a place.

Admission into Bury Schools

In-Year Admission

When the school is oversubscribed, priority for allocation of places will be as follows:-

Children with An Education, Health and Care Plan (EHCP) will be given a place at the school named on their Plan. 

  1. Children in public care (Looked After Children) and previously looked after children. Previously looked after children are children who were looked after, but ceased to be so because they were adopted, or became subject to a child arrangements order or special guardianship order.
  2. Children who will have an older brother or sister in the school in September 2022. For this purpose, a brother or sister may be a full or step-brother or a full or step-sister, living at the same address, at the time of admission.
  3. Other children.

For more information, please contact the school office on 0161 7646065