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Reception Intake

St John’s 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 also 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 1, 2 or 4 or 7 should also complete the Supplementary Information Form (SIF) below.  This should be returned to the school and a copy attached to the CAF form too.


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.

Our Admissions Policy has been reviewed by governors and will remain the same with no changes for 2021. Clarification has being sought from the diocese on how church attendance will be verified in light of Covid-19 and an application to amend our school policy was made to the schools adjudicator.  The amendments made are highlighted in red in the policy and on the supplementary form. These amendments have been clarified by the Office of the Schools Adjudicator for applications in 2021. Please see the confirmation letter below. 


Please contact us if you would like to discuss this further or for more information about our admission process.

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. 

Open day sessions for our new Reception intake for September 2022 will be held at school on Thursday 4th November, please phone the school office to book to attend at either 10am or 2pm. We look forward to meeting you.