Admission Arrangements

How to Apply

In common with other local secondary schools, Bolton St Catherine's Academy will work within Bolton local authority's admission arrangements.

There will be a total of 30 places for boys and girls moving to primary school. All applications for 30 Reception places will be considered. Where less than 30 applications have been received, places will be offered to all those who applied.

You can use this link - - to go to the Bolton Council website to fill in your application. If you would like any assistance in doing this please contact us and we would be happy to help.

Timetable for admissions:

Autumn and Spring Terms
The Academy will provide opportunities for parents to visit the Primary School.

January 15th 2018
Application forms need to be completed and returned to Bolton local authority which sends all the applications to the Academy.

16 April 2018
Email and/or letter to parent/carer will be posted out offering a school place. Details of the appeals procedures will be included when appropriate.

27 April 2018
Deadline for acceptance of places offered. Failure to accept may result in the place being re-offered.


Please see the full version of Bolton St Catherine's Academy's Admission's Policy:

Admission Policy for September 2018

Admission Policy for September 2019

Nursery Admissions

Our nursery can accommodate children in a variety of ways: part time morning and part time afternoon, plus childcare. We can admit 60 children part time or different combinations of full and part time places.

We offer a choice of morning or afternoon sessions. Our morning session runs from 8.45am to 11.45am and our afternoon session runs from 12.20pm to 3.20pm.

Children enter Nursery on or after their third birthday. Applications may be made for a place from birth. Applications are welcome in person, by telephone or e-mail.

Children in our nursery are also able to attend our Out of School Club (fees apply) from 7.30am through to 6pm. Click here for Out of School Club.

We welcome children funded for 15 hours or 30 hours.

We also offer 'extra childcare' between 11.45am and 12.20pm. Charges are applicable and a school lunch can be ordered (included in cost).

Nursery Times

Morning Session

8.45am – 11.45am

Lunchtime Childcare

11.45am – 12.20pm

Afternoon session

12.20pm – 3.20pm