Infant Admissions 2023-24

Online School Admissions for Glodwick Infant School are managed by Oldham Council Admissions Department

Important information

If you are a parent of a child born between 1 September 2018 and 31 August 2019 you need to apply for a Reception Year Group place for your child to start school in September 2023. You need to complete the online school admission application by clicking on ‘Apply for a school place’ on the Oldham Council website. The information below will help you.

You need to do this by 5pm on 15 January 2023.

First, you need to ‘Create an account’.

You need to create an account using the 'Create Account' online. After you have created your account you can view or amend your preferences by using the Login link.

You need to choose the schools you prefer. Once the school preferences have been created, the Council can view them. At the end of the admissions period, the Council will begin allocating school places to children based on the information supplied in their preferences.

You must submit your application by pressing the 'Submit' button. If you do not do this, the application will not be sent to the Local Authority and you will not have applied for a school place.

You will receive a confirmation e-mail as soon as you press 'Submit'. If you do not receive this confirmation e-mail, please contact the Admissions Team on 0161 770 4213.

After you have pressed the 'Submit' button you must not use the 'Back' button on your web-browser, as this will 'un-submit' your application.

More information about our school

Children are admitted into our school in the September of the year in which they are five. Parents may wish to defer entry to school until later in the school year. 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 must 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 a different junior school place.   

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 storytelling, 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 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. 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. An excellent child: teacher /qualified teaching assistant ratio is maintained. 

Every year group has access to Bilingual Teaching Assistant to support 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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