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Please read the information given below which gives details of our admission arrangements for the school.


Salford Residents

Applying for a Nursery and Reception school place starting in September 2018


Places in school nursery are offered from the September following your child's third birthday.


To apply for a Nursery or Reception place starting in September 2018, please visit the website below:


or telephone the admissions department for an application form on 0161 909-6508, alternatively you can visit your local Gateway Centre for an application form.


Applications for Nursery and Reception places for September 2018 can be made online from September 1st 2017 until 11:59pm on 16 January 2018.


Primary schools admission timetable


The primary admissions process follows a strict timetable with set deadlines that follow the Salford Local Authority to offer your child a single primary school place on 16th April 2015:

  1. Closing date for applications: 16 January 2018
  2. Salford Local Authority sends applications to aided schools: 5 February 2018
  3. Aided schools responses: 2 March 2018
  4. Offer made to parents by Salford Local Authority: 18 April 2018
  5. Deadline for accepting the offer of a school place: 28 April 2018
  6. Deadline for lodging an appeal: 16 May 2018
  7. Reception Appeals for on-time applications must be heard within 40 school days of appeal being lodged


Supplementary forms


St Thomas of Canterbury RC Primary School require the following information:


* Copy of Baptism Certificate.  Please send a copy of your child's Baptism Certificate into school to support your application.




Manchester and Bury Residents


How to apply for a school place from Reception Class up to Year 6


For Manchester Residents please visit:

Phone: 0161 245 7166


For Bury Residents please visit:

Phone: 0161 253 6474



Please apply on time.  The closing date for applications for Reception September 2018 places is 15th January 2018 at 11:59pm.  After the closing date you will not be able to amend your online application or make a new application.


In Year Admissions


If you wish to apply for a place for your child in the middle of the school year, please contact your Local Authority who will send you an application form.



Admissions Policy 2017-2018