You can apply for admission to the school on Tameside council’s website, here.
You are welcome to visit the School before deciding to apply for a place. Please telephone to arrange an appointment. When you have decided, give your details to us and we will arrange to send an application form to you at the appropriate time. This does not guarantee an offer of a place.
Once your child has been offered a place, we will invite you and your child into school for lunch and for a general informal meeting with the Headteacher and Foundation Stage Team.
The Governing Body operates a system of equal preferences under which they consider all preferences equally and the Local Authority allocates places according to its policy. In the event that there are more applicants than places, the governing body will allocate places using the following criteria, which are listed in order of priority:
- Looked after children and all previously looked after children, including those children who appear (to the admission authority) to have been in state care outside of England and ceased to be in state care as a result of being adopted. Previously looked after children are children who were looked after but ceased to be so because they were adopted (or became subject to a child arrangements order or special guardianship order.
- Children with special medical or social circumstances affecting the child where these needs can only be met at this school. A Supplementary Form must be completed and returned to school.
- Children who have a sibling in school who will still be attending school the following year.
- Children whose parent(s) are faithful and regular worshippers in the Parish Church of St Michael & All Angels, Mottram in Longdendale. A Supplementary Form must be completed and returned to school, together with a letter from the vicar. In the event that during the period specified for attendance at worship the church has been closed for public worship and has not provided alternative premises for that worship, the requirements of these admissions arrangements in relation to attendance will only apply to the period when the church or alternative premises have been available for public worship.
- Children resident in the Parish of St Michael & All Angels, Mottram in Longdendale. A map showing the parish is available from school. Proof of address will be required on allocation of a place – see Note (g).
- Children who live nearest to Mottram School. Distance will be measured as a straight line from the child’s home address, using the address point assigned by the National Land and Property Gazetteer, to the main gate to the school property. Measurements will be made using the local authority’s school admissions data mapping software, which uses a Geographical Information System based on Ordnance Survey. Proof of address will be required on allocation of a place – see Note (g).
- Children whose parent(s) are faithful and regular worshippers either at other Christian churches, or at other places of worship, for whom this is the nearest Church School. This is defined as attending another place of worship at least once per month for twelve months prior to application. A Supplementary Form must be completed and returned to school, together with a letter from the vicar, or minister or other church officer.
In the event that during the period specified for attendance at worship the church [or, in relation to those of other faiths, relevant place of worship] has been closed for public worship and has not provided alternative premises for that worship, the requirements of these admissions arrangements in relation to attendance will only apply to the period when the church [or in relation to those of other faiths, relevant place of worship] or alternative premises have been available for public worship”.
Mottram C. E. Primary is carrying out a consultation on its proposed admission arrangements for admission in September 2023.
The consultation process will begin on 29 November 2021 and end on the 10 January 2021.
The consultation is being carried on behalf of the governing body and can be accessed using the following link: Consultation Admission Arrangements 2023
We are consulting following changes to our admission arrangements.
Any comments to the consultation should be sent to Mrs Scattergood using the email: email@example.com , by no later than 10 January 2021.
Where the governors are unable to offer a place because the school is over subscribed, parents have the right to appeal to an independent admission appeal panel, set up under the School Standards and Framework Act, 1998, as amended by the Education Act, 2002. Parents must be allowed at least 20 school days from the date of notification that their application was unsuccessful to submit their appeal. Parents will have the opportunity to submit their case to the panel in writing and also to attend in order to present their case. Written notice of the date of the appeal must be sent at least 10 school days in advance of the hearing.
If your child was refused a place in Reception or Key Stage 1 because of Government limits on Infant class sizes, the grounds on which your appeal could be successful are limited. You would have to show that the decision was one which in the circumstances no reasonable governing body would have made, or that your child would have been offered a place if the governors’ admissions arrangements had been properly implemented. Please note that this right of appeal against the governors’ decision does not prevent you from making an appeal in respect of any other school.
Mrs Melissa Scattergood, Headteacher, Mottram CE Primary School, Warhill, Mottram, Via Hyde, Cheshire, SK14 6JL. Telephone: 01457 763368 Fax: 01457 765237