St Peters CE Primary School

School details


Vicarage Road
M27 0WA

Telephone: 0161 794 2616


Headteacher: Mr P Wright

School type: Voluntary aided

Total number of places for nursery: 30

Total number of places for reception: 30

Total applications received by offer day for reception: 49

Breakdown of reception offers at offer day (19 April 2022): All applicants offered 

Total numbers of reception offers made (including alternative offers): 30

Total reception vacancies: 0

Admission policy

The capacity of the school, excluding Nursery places, is 210. The maximum admission number is 30. Admissions will be made within these limits. The governing board is responsible for admissions to the school. The governors will admit all children who have a statement of special educational needs in which the school is named. In the event of oversubscription for the remaining places, the following criteria will be applied in the priority listed:

Admissions criteria

  1. Children in public care and previously looked after children. This includes any ‘looked after child’, ‘previously looked after children’ and any child who was previously looked after but immediately after being looked after became subject to an adoption, residence or special guardianship order. ‘Looked after’ means that the child was (a) in the care of a local authority, or (b) being provided with accommodation by a local authority in the exercise of their social services functions. This criteria also includes looked after children and all previously looked after children who appear (to the admission authority) to have been in state care outside of England and ceased to be in state care as a result of being adopted.
  2. Baptised children, who are themselves, or of whom at least one parent/guardian is, in regular attendance at any of the churches within the parish of the local Anglican Team Ministry – All Saints, Wardley; St Augustine, Pendlebury; St Peter, Swinton.
  3. Baptised children, of whom at least one parent/guardian is, on the church electoral roll of the parish of Swinton and Pendlebury.
  4. Practising Christian children, resident in the ecclesiastical parish of Swinton and Pendlebury, who are themselves, or of whom at least one parent/guardian is, in regular attendance at a church which is a member of Churches Together in Britain and Ireland or a local Churches Together organisation.
  5. Baptised children with an elder sibling in attendance at the school when the younger child commences education. A brother or sister will include a step, adoptive or foster sibling who ordinarily resides at the same address as the child.
  6. Medical reasons. If claiming for medical reasons on behalf of a child or parent/guardian, evidence must be provided that the child/parent/guardian has a medical condition which means that admission to this school is most suitable (this must be in the form of written, professional evidence from, for example, a doctor, psychologist or social worker). The school will give priority to children who have exceptional medical or social needs.
  7. Children with an elder sibling in attendance at the school when the younger child commences education. A brother or sister will include a step, adoptive or foster sibling who ordinarily resides at the same address as the child.
  8. Baptised children, resident in the ecclesiastical parish of Swinton and Pendlebury.
  9. Distance from the school. Priority is given to children who live nearest to the school. The distance is measured along a straight line using LLPG (Local Land and Property Gazetteer) information to measure the distance between the address point of the child’s home address and the centre of the school in miles.


a. Where more than one child meets the same criteria, these children will be distinguished by the application of the other admission criteria in the same order of priority. In the event of a tie, where two or more pupils’ home address is the same distance from the preferred school and only one place is available, random allocation will be carried out. The names of the equidistant pupils only will be entered into a draw and the required number of names drawn out.

b. A copy of the parish boundary is available for reference at the school or from the Parish Office, Fletcher Hall, Vicarage Road, Swinton, M27 0WA.

c. All applicants claiming under priority criteria relating to baptism must furnish a baptism certificate.

d. All applicants claiming under priority criteria 2 or 4 must provide written evidence that the child or at least one parent/guardian attends church at least once every four weeks for the year up to the date of application.

e. The Nursery class accepts children from the September after their third birthday. Part-time places are not offered. It is the policy of Salford Education Authority that parents are not allowed to take two part-time nursery places in Salford schools.

f. In accordance with the policy of Salford City Council, admissions are made into the Reception class in the September following a child’s fourth birthday.

g. It should be noted that the length of time on the school’s waiting list is not considered a relevant factor and that a place in the Nursery class does not guarantee a place in the Reception class.

h. Where an application for a place is unsuccessful, parents have a statutory right of appeal and, if wishing to do so, should contact the Admissions and Exclusions Team at Salford Civic Centre;

i. We are happy for any parents/guardians to look around the school. Visits are to be arranged in advance by phoning 0161 794 2616.

Multiple births (twins, triplets etc)

Where there are children of multiple births wishing to be admitted and one sibling is the 30th child with one or more siblings beyond this point, the governors may admit over the infant class-size requirement if it is possible to do so.

Late applications

Applications received after the set local authority deadline will be treated as late, regardless of the admission criteria met. After initial school places have been allocated, late applicants will take the relevant criteria-related position on the waiting list – see below.

Waiting list

Where there are more applications than places, the admissions criteria will be used. Children who are not admitted will have their name placed on a waiting list; the names on this list will be in the order resulting from the application of the admissions criteria. Since the date of application cannot be a criterion for the order of names on the waiting list, late applicants for the school will be slotted into the order according to the extent to which they meet the criteria. Thus it is possible for a child who moves into the area later to have a higher priority than one who has been on the waiting list for some time. If a place becomes available, within the admission number, the child whose name is at the top of the list will be offered a place. This is not dependent upon whether an appeal has been submitted. The waiting list will operate until the end of the autumn term only.

Deferred admissions

Parents/guardians of children admitted into the Nursery or Reception class at the beginning of the autumn term may request that their school place be deferred until later in the school year and if they do this the place will be held for their child. They cannot, however, defer entry beyond the beginning of the term after their child’s fifth birthday, nor beyond the school year for which the original application was accepted. Parents/guardians can also request that their child attends on a part time basis until he/she reaches compulsory school age.

Shared custody arrangements

The child’s home address is considered to be the child’s parent/carer(s) place of residence, that is to say, where they are normally and regularly living.
If parents are separated and the child spends time at each parents’ address, the address which will be used for admission to schools is that of the main carer. The main carer is determined as the parent who is in receipt of Child Benefit.

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