School Admissions

If you would like to apply for a Reception Foundation Stage place for September 2021, follow the link to Rochdale School Admissions below.

Apply for a reception school place for September 2021 from Monday, 7 September 2020.

Closing date for applications: Friday, 15 January 2021.

School Admissions

Bamford Academy Consultation on a Proposed Change to Admission Arrangements for September 2022.

The Academy Trust is consulting on a proposed change to Bamford Academy admission arrangements for September 2022.

The change proposed is to prioritise admission to children attending Bamford Academy Pre-School.

We are seeking views on this proposed change to the Admissions Policy for September 2022 and invite comments to be sent by email to Michele Lewis : or post no later than Tuesday 12th January 2021.

The consultation period will commence on Tuesday 10th November 2020 and will end on Tuesday 12th January 2021.

Admissions Arrangements Sept 2022 Consultation Notice
Admissions Consultation Paper 2022
Bamford Academy Admissions Policy 2022-23
Reply Slip Consultation

School Admission Appeals timetable

Below are the dates for appealing a decision for the September 2019 entry.

School type

Offer date

Appeals to be lodged by

Appeals to be heard by (within 40 school days)


1 March 2020

3 April 2020

22 June 2020 (within 40 school days)


16 April 2020

22 May 2020

21st July 2020 (within 40 school days)

If your appeal is received on time then it will be heard within the dates outlined above.

Appeals lodged after these dates will be heard within 40 school days of the appeal deadline or within 30 school days of being lodged, whichever is the later date.

Appeals for in year transfers will continue to be heard within 30 school days of receipt of the appeal.

You will be sent notification of your appeal hearing along with a copy of the school’s case at least 10 school days in advance of the hearing.

If you wish to submit further evidence which was not included with your initial appeal, you must ensure that we receive it at least 5 working days before the hearing date. Any additional evidence or information received after this date might not be considered at the appeal hearing.


Bamford Academy Admissions Policy for 2020/21


Bamford Academy Admissions Policy for 2021/22