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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 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) 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.

Admission Policy and Supplementary Form- will be uploaded soon.


Our Admissions Policy has been reviewed by governors and will remain the same with no changes for 2021. Clarification is being sought from the diocese on how how church attendance will be verified in light of Covid-19. Once this has been finalised the Policy and Supplementary Form will be uploaded to the website and available in a paper version from the school office.


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

Presentation from this years Open Day!

A video for our new reception children

Still image for this video

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. 

Due to our upcoming build we have additional places in some of our classes. Please email the school office and we will get back to you.