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Admission arrangements for 2016-2017

​​​​​​​​​​​​​Following a consultation we've agreed the application process for community and voluntary controlled schools in the Rochdale borough, for pupils starting in September 2016.

What is the admission criteria?

​For community and voluntary controlled schools we allocate places in the following order:

​Where a child has a statement of Special Educational Needs naming a specific school, the child will be allocated a place before any other places are allocated.

The remaining applications are considered in the following order of priority:

  1. Children in the Care of a Local Authority.
  2. Children with exceptional medical needs or exceptional welfare considerations which are directly relevant to the school concerned.
  3. Children with older siblings attending the school.
  4. ​​​Children with church affiliation, only applicable to Voluntary Controlled Church of England Schools.
  5. Children eligible for the service premium.
  6. ​Proximity, where you live.

​​​​Details of the criteria, how they are applied and to which schools they apply to:

2016–2017 admission arrangements (842kb pdf)

Voluntary aided, foundation and academy school have their own admission policies so you should contact the relevant school or go to their website for more information.

Make a complaint

If you're not happy with our application process you have until the 30 June 2015 to make an objection to the Office of the Schools Adjudicator


0300 303 0340

Phone: Monday-Friday 9am-4.45pm.

Early Help and Schools​
Number One Riverside
Smith Street
Rochdale OL16 1XU