Admissions to our school


We are delighted that you are considering Dane Bank Primary School for you child and we look forward to welcoming you to our school. We hold a number of visits in the Autumn Term and we would be pleased to show you around. If you would like to arrange an opportunity to have a look around, please contact the school office on 0161 336 5896.


Admission to Nursery


We provide both full and part-time nursery places for children who are aged 3 from 01st September to 31st August of the previous school year. Children cannot be admitted to our nursery until they are aged 3.

Parents and carers should contact the school office if they wish to place their child’s name on our nursery waiting list.

Admission to Reception

Tameside Local Authority is responsible for admissions of all reception places, including children already attending our Nursery. The Local Authority forms must be completed by parents on-line, or parents can request a paper form. This must be completed by the nominated date in January the year before your child is due to start Reception. A late application could result in your child not getting a place at the school of their choice.

If you require information about acquiring a place at Dane Bank Primary School for your child, please view the Tameside Local Authority guidelines which can be found by clicking on the below link:

School Admissions 

The website enables you to fill in an online application for our school.

It also provides information on:

  • School transfers
  • The appeals procedures
  • Admission into Nursery
  • Free School Meals
  • Zero Fare Bus Passes

ADMISSIONS Tameside Primary – 2024-2025

ADMISSIONS Tameside Primary – 2025-2026

Admissions to all other Year Groups

Tameside Local Authority manages these admissions. Please contact Tameside Local Authority through the below link.

School Admissions 

The Local Authority will then notify school and children’s names will be added to the schools’ waiting list. If places are available, the Local Authority will notify parents who will then need to contact the school to complete admissions forms and make an appointment to meet with the Headteacher.

For information about the in year admission process, over-subscription criteria and the Appeals Process, please use the above link to Tameside school admissions.

If your child joins us part way through their primary education our friendly staff will assist you with completing the paperwork and give you a tour of our school. You will also meet your child’s new teacher prior to them starting and get all of the information you need to make their first day go as smoothly as possible.

Our Trust are currently under consultation regarding admissions arrangements for the schools within the trust. You can view the consultation by clicking here or viewing the document below.