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St John’s (Thornham) Church of England Primary School is a Voluntary Aided primary school. The Governing Board is the admission authority for the school, and the school is required to act in accordance with the School Admissions Code. The admissions process is coordinated by Rochdale Council (the Local Authority) and the school liaises with the Local Authority and Manchester Diocesan Board of Education on admissions issues. The Admissions Policy is reviewed annually and, following consultation on any changes, is published on our website and is available from the school office. All applicants for a place in Reception Class must complete the Common Application Form (CAF) available from the local authority. (Follow the link below) Applicants who wish their application to be considered under criteria 5 or 6 should also complete the Supplementary Information Form (SIF) on the school website.  If you require paper versions of the policy and form please call into the school office where we will be happy to print these off for you.

Draft admission Policy 2020- for consultation until Thursday 20th December

If your child will be starting school in September 2020 this is the admissions policy we are currently consulting on for the next 8 weeks- the closing date for any comments on the changes in the new policy need to be sent to the school using the slip below or via e-mail to the school office before 20th December. 

Admissions Policy 2019 and Supplementary Form

If you would like to have a look around our school, meet some of the staff and have a taster of the daily life of our school please do contact the office to book an appointment. 

Have a look at this weeks newsletter following the link bellow to see the wonderful festive activities and events that have happened in school this week!