Please watch our admissions video for a virtual tour of our Nursery and Reception classes and to meet our wonderful teachers Admission video
Admission to North Walkden Primary School is through an application form which is obtained and returned to the Admissions Department at Salford Civic Centre. Please click on the link below for more information about the admissions process.
PRIMARY ADMISSONS - click this link
You can find our full admissions policy here and on out Policies page.
Places in schools are limited by the physical space in the school. Each school has an admission number which is based on the size of the school. If the number of pupils requiring places is more than the admission number then not every child will be successful in getting a place. This is what we mean when a school is said to be ‘oversubscribed'. Salford Admissions Department can be contacted on 0161 793 2500 Option 1 then 5. Or you can visit Walkden Gateway centre at the address below to make an application in person:
2 Smith Street
If the school is oversubscribed the places will first be allocated to children with an Education, Health and Care plan naming the school and then the remaining places will be allocated using the following admission criteria:
- Looked After Children and Previously Looked After Children, including those 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”.
- Children in Need: as defined by the Children Act (1989) “ Those who are unlikely to achieve or maintain a reasonable standard of health or development, whereby this would be further impaired without the provision of local authority services”
Applications under this criteria would need to be supported by an appropriate professional stating that attendance at a particular school is essential.
- Medical reasons: parents/carers must provide evidence from their doctor or medical professional that the child has a medical condition that means admission to that particular school is ‘essential’.
- Older brother or sister: in attendance at the school on the date when the pupil is to be admitted. This includes step-children and foster children living with the same family at the same address. Other children may be considered under the sibling criterion provided proof is available to demonstrate the children are resident at the same address as part of the same family unit. The council accepts that in some family units the children may not be a natural brother/sister.
Parents who are not offered a place can appeal against the decision. The process of appeal is dealt with by Salford Local Authority, please click on the link below for further information.
Parents considering applying to North Walkden are welcome to visit the school by appointment. You will be able to discuss all aspects with the Headteacher and have a look around the school.