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:
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