If you would like your child to attend our school, please see full details of our admission arrangements below.

Applying for a Nursery and Reception school place starting in September 2021

Places in Nursery are offered from the September following your child’s third birthday. If your child was born between 01.09.2018 – 31.08.2019 you can apply for a Nursery Place.

Places in Reception are offered from the September following your child’s fourth birthday.  If your child was born between 01.09.2017 – 31.08.2018 you can apply for a Reception Place.

To apply for a Nursery or Reception place starting in September 2022 please visit the website below:

or telephone the admissions department for an application form on 0161 793 2500, alternatively you can visit your local Gateway Centre for an application form.

Applications for Nursery and Reception places for September 2022 can be made online from November 1st 2021 until 11:59pm on 15 January 2022.

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 2020:

1. Closing date for applications: 15 January 2022
2. Salford Local Authority sends applications to aided schools: 4 February 2022
3. Aided schools responses: 4 March 2022
4. Offer made to parents by Salford Local Authority: 19 April 2022
5. Deadline for accepting the offer of a school place: 29 April 2022
6. Deadline for lodging an appeal: 18 May 2022
7. Notice of appeal hearing will be given 10 days prior to hearing date
8. Wherever possible a decision letter will be given within 5 school days of the hearing
9. Reception Appeals for on-time applications appeal must be heard within 40 school days of appeal being lodged. The Reception appeals will follow the same process as above.

Supplementary forms

We require the following information:

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

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

Please be aware that admissions to our nursery does not guarantee admission to the reception class. Parents must follow normal procedures when applying for full-time education.

All parents wishing their child to be admitted to the school are warmly invited to make an appointment to visit the school, meet the Headteacher and look around. It is important to emphasise that any admissions request are subject to the Salford Local Authority admission procedures and policies. As such, all applications to attend St. Luke’s R. C. Primary School must go through Salford Admissions.

In-Year Applications

An application can be made for a place for a child at any time outside the admission round and the child will be admitted where there are available places.  An application should be made to the school by completing the in-year admissions application form and returning it to Salford City Council School Admissions and the Supplementary Form (see the Word document below) to St Luke’s School Office.

Where there are places available but more applications than places, the published oversubscription criteria, as set out in the admission arrangements for 2021-2022, will be applied.  Our Admissions policy 2021-22 can be found below and also on our Policies page of the website.  Parents are advised to read the admission arrangements carefully before making their application.

If there are no places available, the child will be added to the waiting list.  Please see the admission arrangements for more details.

You will be advised of the outcome of your application in writing as soon as possible.  Applicants must be informed of the outcome of their application within 15 school days of receipt, but the aim is to notify applicants of the outcome of their application within 10 school days of receipt.

You have the right to appeal to an independent appeal panel if your application is unsuccessful.

If you have any questions in relation to in-year admissions please contact Mrs McNorton at the school office.  You may also wish to discuss in-year applications with the local authority.

Catchment Area

Map showing St Luke’s RC Primary School catchment area, including part of the St Peter and Paul Diocesan Boundary.

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