Admissions Procedure

Nursery for Three and Four Year Olds

Currently, children are taken into the nursery in the September following their third birthday and a part-time* place is allocated. If your child is due to turn three or four and you would like them to join our Nursery, please complete an application form at the school office. Just before your child turns three or four, we will contact you to arrange admission of your child. This will involve a period of ‘stay and play’ sessions whilst your child becomes familiar with the setting and staff.  Attendance at the nursery is not a guarantee of a place in the Reception class of the school.


Our admissions procedure for children in Reception class is carried out by the Local Authority, Pupil and Student Services. If you would like to apply for a place at our school please contact:
Bury Admissions Team

3 Knowsley Place

Duke Street Bury


Tel 0161 253 6474/7675

Offers of places will be notified by the LA in April each year
In-year Admissions

Our in-year admissions procedure for children wishing to attend Gorsefield, please contact Mrs Kay in the school office on 0161 725 9750 for a Gorsefield Admissions Form.

This is our over-subscription criteria:

Priority 1 – Children with an EHC Plan/ Looked After Children

Priority 2 – Children with siblings already attending school.

Priority 3 – Catchment area.

For further information on our admission arrangements through the local authority please follow the link below:

Visits to Gorsefield Primary School.

Parents/carers considering an application to the school or with children who are transferring to Gorsefield from another school, are warmly invited to tour the school.  Please contact the school for an appointment.  For any information or enquiries regarding visits to school, please contact Mrs Kay, in our school office.