Admissions 2023-24

The Local Authority determines the policy of Admission.


Parents considering the admission of their children to Glodwick Infant and Nursery School can arrange to visit by contacting the Head Teacher, Mrs. J.E.A. Brierley, by telephone or by coming into the school and making an appointment to see her. Names of children requesting places at Nursery can be dealt with by Mrs. S. Barlow and Mrs. E. Bell in the School Office.

Please Note: All applications for Reception Places must be made through the Local Authority Admissions department at the Civic Centre in Oldham, via Oldham Council website.

Nursery Admissions

Children can be admitted for the first time to our Nursery the school term after they become 3 years old. Parents should state a preference for morning or afternoon sessions. Nursery children must re-apply for a school place. A place in our Nursery does not guarantee a Reception class place.

The Nursery is housed in a separate building, but it is part of the main school in terms of the Governing Body, organisation and management, planning and budget control. The children in the two Nursery classes are taught by two teachers and two highly qualified bilingual, teaching assistants. A range of activities are provided in order that the children develop emotionally, intellectually, physically and socially. The Nursery follows the Early Years Foundation Stage Curriculum covering the Foundation Stage of Learning. This curriculum is delivered indoors and out. The Nursery Unit is led by the Deputy Head Teacher and Early Years lead, Miss S. Peachey.

Great emphasis is placed on developing close links between the Nursery and the main school. There are close links with the Reception Area. Miss Peachey teaches in the Nursery each week.


The Nursery children have visits to the Reception Area as part of transition.  In addition, we also place great emphasis on developing close links between home and nursery school. Parents are welcome to spend time alongside their child in the Nursery during the daily welcome session and stay and play sessions. The children who are offered a place will all have the opportunity to visit the Nursery during the months of June and July. There is an ‘Open Day’ in the Summer Term, before the children start their Nursery Education, in order to establish a Parent/School Partnership. We contact parents of children due to start in Reception during their final term in the Nursery. They are able to visit and provided with a Welcome Pack of essentials to prepare them for their start in Reception. There is always an interpreter at our parents meetings to enable everyone to participate fully.

Click to Download Nursery Admissions Parent's Declaration Form [pdf 106KB] Click to Download
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Infant School Admissions

Children are admitted into school in September of the year in which they are five. Parents may wish to defer entry to school until later in the school year, but this is generally not advisable. At the end of the first year in Reception, they move into Year One and then after another year, they move into Year Two. Nursery children m ust re-apply for a school place. It does not always follow that a child with a nursery place is guaranteed a place in school. Year 2 children automatically transfer to Alexandra Park Junior School, unless parents chose otherwise.

On entering school, children are admitted into the Reception Area. This has a separate entrance and separate cloakrooms. The children in Reception follow the Early Years Foundation Stage (EYFS) Curriculum, which links, into the National Curriculum. First hand experience and investigative learning are encouraged through creative activities such as story telling, painting, structured indoor and outdoor play activities, small world and construction equipment. The concepts of number, reading and writing are all linked into the planned activities and opportunities and the children are introduced to the Numeracy and Literacy learning that they will continue with in Key Stage One. There is an excellent ratio of teacher/qualified teaching assistant: child. Our aim is to provide an excellent education for every child enabling them to develop independence and be well prepared for their next stage of learning.

When the children move into Year One they begin working on the National Curriculum at Key Stage One. Key Stage One is led by Deputy Head Teacher, Mrs. M. Russell. Their individual records (Foundation Stage Profile) are transferred from the Foundation Stage to our National Curriculum records. The activities they participate in lead towards the National Curriculum Assessments during the Summer Term of Year Two. The children are taught English and Mathematics daily. Again, an excellent child: teacher /qualified teaching assistant ratio is maintained.


Each year group has a Bilingual Teaching Assistant to support our learners and their families who do not speak English as their first language.


All teachers, by law, are entitled to 10% of their teaching time as Planning, Preparation and Assessment time. This is covered by a teacher or senior teaching assistants who are qualified to be involved in the planning, teaching and assessment of the children’s learning.


Infant School Admissions September 2023

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Click to Download Admissions Letter for Reception September 2023 [pdf 116KB] Click to Download