Brandwood Primary

Brandwood Community Wood

Life at Brandwood Primary

"This is a good school with outstanding features" Ofsted 2008

Admission Arrangements

The School will admit children into Reception Year at the beginning of the school year in which they reach their fifth birthday. The school year runs from 1st September to 31st August. The agreed admission limit is 60 pupils per year group in KS1, other than the Nursery Class where the number is 52 sessional places i.e. am or pm. Registration of a child’s name does not necessarily guarantee a place, as places are allocated by the Local Education Authority (Bolton Council, Pupil and Student Services at Paderborn House, Bolton. Telephone 01204 332143) according to the priorities listed below. 


Allocation Procedure

Places are allocated according to the following criteria when there are more applicants than there are places available. However,  the council will admit all children with a Statement of Special Educational Needs or Individual Health Care Plan, in whose statement the school is named. 

Admission Criteria

Within each category priority will be given to first preferences ahead of second preferences and second preferences ahead of third preferences.

Priority 1: Children in Public Care (Looked After Children)

Priority 2: Children who are considered 'vulnerable' whose application is supported by the Assistant Director for Social Care

Priority 3: Children who have older siblings in years Reception to Year 6 at the time of application and at the date of admission.

Priority 4: A child who suffers from some medical condition or disability, which makes it better for them to attend this school rather than another. Medical evidence must be provided with the application.

Priority 5: Distance from home to school.


When no place is offered parents do have the right of appeal under Section 7 of the Education Act 1980. A leaflet explaining the procedure is available from Bolton Council, Pupil and Student Services at Paderborn House, Bolton. Telephone 01204 332143. Appeals must be made in writing to the Democratic Services, Paderborn House, Bolton.