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Admission to Nursery

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.

Please click the link to view Gorsefield Primary School's Nursery Contract. 

Nursery Contract.



Admission to Reception


For children starting school in September, the 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

For children starting school (Reception-Year 6), after September and at any point throughout the academic year, please see the 'In- Year Admissions tab below. 


In-Year Admissions

For a Gorsefield Primary School In- Year Admission, where children are moving from one primary school to another (Reception-Year 6), please complete the application form below. You can apply via the school, by handing in the admission form to the school office, or via Bury Admissions Team, 3 Knowsley Place, Duke Street Bury. 


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 following link: http://www.bury.gov.uk/admissions

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.


High-School Admissions

If you live in Bury and your child is currently in Year 6, you can apply online for your child's secondary school place. The application will allow you to state your preferred schools and you can also apply for schools that are outside of the Bury area.

Secondary school applications will open on the 1st September. For children starting secondary school the following academic year, the deadline to apply is the 31st October. 

Here are a list of secondary schools in Bury. 

Secondary School Application Form.

For further information on Secondary School Applications in Bury, click here


There have been no changes or proposed changes to Gorsefield Primary School's admission arrangements. Gorsefield's Admissions Policy 2023-2024 can be accessed through our school policies page of the website.