Mather Street, Failsworth, Manchester M35 0DT



Oldham Council Admission arrangements



The Governing Body has the responsibility for the allocation of Nursery places. Applications should be made through the school office or by completing the online form on the website.

When places are over-subscribed the following priorities are used to allocate places:-

  • First Priority – Children with exceptional medical, social or educational needs
  • Second Priority – Children with brothers or sisters in attendance at the school
  • Third Priority – Geographical proximity and ease of access to the school


Oldham Council has responsibility for the allocation of Reception places in maintained schools.

Applications are made online during the autumn term through the Oldham Council’s website.


The deadline for Reception Admissions is 15th January 2024 at 5:00pm.

For admission to Mather Street Primary School Reception for 2024 please follow this link:

Oldham www.oldham.gov.uk/admissions

In-year transfers

To change schools during the school year, you need to complete the in-year transfer form. This is available on Oldham Council’s website if you live in Oldham or the council’s website for your area. .

To apply for an in-year transfers please follow this link: In-Year Transfers

The completed form needs to be returned to Civic Centre, West Street, Oldham, OL1 1UT, or your local council office.

Secondary School Admissions

If your child is in Year 6, you need to apply for a secondary school place via the council’s website for the area in which you live. The application needs to be completed by the end of October in order for the form to be processed promptly.

For Year 6 Secondary Applications follow this link: 


Applications close at 5.00pm on 31 October 2023. If you submit an application after this date, it will be considered a late application and will be dealt with after all the other applications.

Additional information for September 2024 applications

 A3 Admissions posters 2023-24 Rec.pdfDownload
 A3 Admissions posters 2023-24 Y6.pdfDownload
 Y6 letter secondary school applications.pdfDownload
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