School Admissions 2019/2020

The policy below is currently in consultation until the 25th February 2019.

The link below contains the admissions information for Manchester Road Primary Academy

School Admissions 2018/19 and 2019/20

Manchester Road Primary Academy has a Nursery which offers places on a part-time basis only (am/pm). As from 2019- 20, Nursery places will be offered to children in the year in which they become four years old.

In January 2020, places can be offered to children who will become 4 years old between September 2020 and December 2020.(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)

Nursery Admissions Policy 2019–20

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.

To enquire about a reception place for  2018/2019 or 2019/2020 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:

Starting Out Tameside

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.