School Admissions 2017/18 and 2018/19

How to claim for your free Nursery place for 3 and 4 year olds. FEF Leaflet SEPT 2017

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Manchester Road Primary Academy has a Nursery which offers places on a part-time basis only (am/pm). As from 2017 – 18, Nursery places will be offered to children in the year in which they become four years old. (parents/carers are asked to apply at school and fill in the necessary forms – Mrs Dean will be more than happy to help with these queries)

To enquire about a Nursery place for 2017/18:

Nursery Admissions 2017/18

Reception places can be applied for in the year a child is five. The application process for Reception places is now done on-line. Tameside and Manchester Council issues dates for applications in November, and the initial closing dates are usually in January.

Children attending MRPA Nursery DO NOT automatically get a place in the reception classes. Parents/carers must still apply on-line. (Confirmation of reception places are sent by the Academy in April). Any parents/carers who do not apply on-line by January can apply later in the year – But places may be restricted or unavailable.

Please see the admission policies below:

To enquire about a reception place for  2017/2018 or 2018/2019 please see the Enquire Learning Trust policy:

The Tameside booklet ‘Starting Out’ also advises parents and carers of how to apply for a reception place:



Children who do have a place at MRPA reception will be admitted to school on a full time basis over the first two weeks of term. Parents will be invited to a meeting and to visit the reception class prior to admission.

If you apply for a school place, and are not successful, there is a right to appeal.

Please refer to the following guidelines:

Admissions 18 -19

Admissions 2019  – 2020 Consultation       ELT Admissions 2019 Consultation