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Welcome to Crown Street Primary School

I would like to extend a very warm welcome to all prospective pupils and their parents/carers. If you do choose us, I promise that we will work as hard as we can, in partnership with you, to attain the very highest standards of education and welfare for your child. If we can be of any further help please contact us – [email protected]
 
Heleyna Thompson, Head of School
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Applying for a Reception place for September 2024

The Laurus Trust is the Admissions Authority for Crown Street Primary School. The co-ordination and administration of admissions for entry is undertaken by the Local Authority. Applications opened on the 15 August 2023 and offers will be made by the Local Authority on 16 April 2024.

For more information about admissions visit the Council’s website here. The school’s Admissions Policy is at the bottom of this page. The admissions deadline for the academic year 2024/25 is 15 January 2024.

Applying for a Pre-School for September 2024

The Laurus Trust is the Admissions Authority for Crown Street Pre-School. The co-ordination and administration of admissions for entry is undertaken directly by Crown Street Primary School.

If your child was born between 1 September 2020 and 31 August 2021, they are eligible for a place in our Pre-School starting in September 2024. Admissions are open from the 25th July 2023 and the deadline is the 29th February 2024. Offers will be made by the end of April 2024. Our Pre-School does not have a catchment area. If a tie-break is required to determine which child gets a place, we will refer to the criteria in our Pre-School Admissions Policy which can be found on our website.

Visit our Pre-School page for details of how to apply for a place for September 2024. This a separate admissions process and policy to admissions for a place in Reception.

FAQs

How do I apply?

Applications are made to the Local Authority in which you reside. The applications process opens in August and the deadline is 15th January for starting school in the following September.

How does the admissions criteria work?

The school has 30 Reception places. If more than 30 applications are received, priority will be given to children in accordance with the oversubscription criteria which can be found in the Admissions Policy below. If a tie-break is necessary to determine which children are admitted then children living nearest the school will be given priority. Crown Street Primary School does not have a catchment area.

What is the difference between a Free School and a Local Authority School?

Free schools are funded by the government but are not run by the local authority.

Are all your staff qualified?

Yes, all of our staff are qualified in their respective areas.

How will I be told if my application is successful?

You will be informed by email on National Offer Day – 16th April 2024.

What happens if our application is unsuccessful?

All parents have a statutory right of appeal to an Independent Appeal Panel. Information on the appeals process is provided in the Admissions Policy below.

Do you have a waiting list?

Yes, and it will be open to any parent to ask for their child’s name to be placed on the waiting list, following an unsuccessful application. Vacant places will be allocated to children on the waiting list in accordance with the oversubscription criteria, found in the Admissions Policy.

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2024/25 Admissions Policy

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2025/26 Admissions Policy

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Manchester school admissions appeals process

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School admission appeals timeline

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Pre-School Admissions Policy

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Pre-School Charging Policy