Mossfield Primary School Admissions

 

All admissions to Mossfield Primary School are now co-ordinated by Salford Local Authority. This includes the allocation of new Nursery and Reception places at the start of each academic year, and also all  transfers for pupils currently either attending a different school, or from outside the UK, wishing to move here.

 

Contact Details and useful information

Name                Salford Schools Admissions Department

 

Address           Children's Services Second Floor Unity House Salford Civic Centre Chorley Road Swinton M27 5AW

 

Telephone        0161 909 6508

 

Email                school.admissions@salford.gov.uk

 

Useful Websites

 

http://www.salford.gov.uk/school-admissions-lea.htm

 

www.salford.gov.uk/school-admissions-online

 

 

Admission to nursery class

Nursery provision in Salford, and so at Mossfield School is among the most comprehensive in the country. It provides children with the best educational and social preparation ready for them to transfer to the main primary school. Our Nursery Class accepts children in the September after their third birthday, in accordance with the Salford Local Authority admission policies for community and voluntary controlled schools. We currently offer 45 full time places, and the LA admission criteria will be applied if this number is exceeded.

The Closing Date for Applications for Sept 2018 entry is 15 January 2018

We advise early application to avoid missing the closing date, applications can be registered online at www.salford.gov.uk/school-admissions-online

 

Admission to reception class

Please note that admittance to our Reception Class is NOT an automatic right for children who hold a place in our Nursery Class. Parents must apply again, so that the relevant Local Authority admissions criteria can be applied. This will be in accordance with the Salford Local Authority Admission policies for community and voluntary controlled schools. We normally offer 60 places, and the LA admission criteria will be applied if this number is exceeded.

The Closing Date for Applications for Sept 2018 entry is 15 January 2018

We advise early application to avoid missing the closing date, applications can be registered online at www.salford.gov.uk/school-admissions-online

 

Admissions “in-year”

Children currently attending another UK school, or from outside the UK (providing visa / residency rights are in order), can be considered for a place at Mossfield Primary School at any time. Applications for a place must again be made through Salford Local Authority Admissions Department (contact details as before). Alternatively, applications forms can be found at-

  http://www.salford.gov.uk/apply-for-a-primary-place.htm    

The Salford Local Authority Admission policies for community and voluntary controlled schools will be applied to all applications and you will be notified of the outcome.

Please note that the school is NOT PERMITTED to process such applications, which by law have to go direct through the Salford Council Admissions Dept.

 

Appeals

If you are not offered a place at your preferred school you will have the right to appeal against the decision (please note: there is no right of appeal for nursery places).

However the law on infant class sizes states that from 1st September 2000 no five, six or seven year olds should be in a class of more than 30 pupils. Therefore the circumstances where an appeal committee can uphold an appeal for these year groups are limited.

The Department of Education publish a guide for parents on school admissions and appeals. The guide explains the school admissions and appeals processes: what parents can expect from the admissions system; how to object to unlawful arrangements and how to find further information and support.

Further information about appeals is available from Admissions Dept, Salford Council