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Starting Reception Class – 2022

In order to apply to Moorhouse Academy you must apply online by completing an online application via: Rochdale Borough Council - Apply for a Primary School Place.

For more information on the admissions process or to make a complaint, please use the Rochdale Borough Council website.

Places in primary schools are allocated by the admission authority, up to the school admission limit using the following priority order:

Moorhouse Academy has a published admission number (PAN) of 30 pupils.

The following criteria will be applied to determine which pupils have priority for admission: CHILDREN WITH an EDUCATION, HEALTH and CARE PLAN (EHCP). Where pupils have an Education, Health and Care Plan (EHCP) that names Moorhouse Academy, the Governing Body has a statutory duty to admit those pupils. This means that children with an EDUCATION, HEALTH and CARE PLAN (EHCP) which names Moorhouse Academy will be allocated a place before any other places are allocated:-

1. Children in care to a Local Authority (Looked after Children)
2. Children with exceptional medical needs or exceptional welfare considerations which are
    directly relevant to the school concerned
3. Children with an older sibling attending the school at the time of admission
4. Children eligible for the service premium
5. Children of staff and governors at the school
6. Children attending Moorhouse Academy
7. Proximity and ease of access - where you live.

Parents are warmly invited to visit the school by appointment to help them in choosing a place for their child. You will be invited to tour the school and see the curriculum in action. The Headteacher and other members of staff will be available to answer any questions and you will have the opportunity to tell us more about your child.  This helps us to ensure your child settles into their new school. We encourage you to visit the school before choosing a place for your child.

Rochdale Local Authority - Timetable for applying for a primary school place​​

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The online admissions system opens for primary school places​​​.​
Monday, 17 January 2022Closing date ​for applications
Ensure your primary school application is submitted before this date.​ Otherwise you will need to apply for a late application.
Friday, 18 February 2022​​Last date for any changes to the address in your application​.
Monday, ​18 April 2022National offer day​.