St. Margaret’s Church of England Primary School, Hollinwood is a voluntary aided school. The Governing Body is the admission authority for the school, and the school is required to act in accordance with the School Admissions Code. The admissions process is co-ordinated by Oldham Council (the Local Authority) and the school liaises with the Local Authority and with Manchester Diocese on admissions issues.

The aims of this policy are to ensure fairness in the allocation of Reception Class places and to ensure all potential parents are aware of St Margaret’s oversubscription criteria for admissions if the school is oversubscribed

The school’s published admission number (PAN) for the admission of children to the Reception Year in September 2018 is 45. If no more than 45 applications are received for admission to the Reception Year, all applicants will be offered places.

In line with the School Admissions Code of December 2014, the school will admit all children having a statement of special educational needs, or an Education, Health and Care Plan (EHCP) where the school is named on the statement or EHCP.

Please click on the link below to download our full Admissions Policy.


File icon: pdf Admissions Policy 2018-2019 [pdf 424KB] Click to download
File icon: pdf Admissions Policy 2019-2020 [pdf 425KB] Click to download

Apply for your child’s Primary School Place - September 2019

According to our records, you are the parent/carer of a child whose date of birth falls between 01 September 2014 and 31 August 2015 and your child is due to start primary school in September 2019. It’s a very important and exciting time for you and your family so I want to make you aware of the admissions process to make it as easy as possible for you to apply.


Do I need to apply?

Yes, everybody needs to apply. Even if your child is in a school nursery you need to apply for a school place.


How do I apply?

Complete the online application at . You can only apply online - It’s quick and easy and means you get the school offer directly via email. You can find more information, a guide and links to school websites here too. The online system opens on 1 September 2018.


When do I need to complete my application?

The closing date for all applications is 15 January 2019 at 5pm.


What happens if I don’t complete my application on time?

This means you may not get a place at your preferred school. Your application won’t be looked at until after we’ve allocated places to all those that arrived on time.


Can I get help to do this online?

If you don’t have access to the internet there are computers in all Oldham libraries. Help to complete the application is available at the Civic Centre – Access Oldham between 10.00 am and 12 noon every Thursday from 6 September 2018.


What information will I be asked for?

You will need to provide information about yourself, your child, any siblings in school and your preferred school (some voluntary aided schools may ask you to complete a supplementary form and or provide a baptism certificate).


If you have any questions please contact the Admissions Team either by email or call 0161 770 4213.


For a printable version of this information please select the document below.


File icon: pdf Primary School Application Letter 2019 [pdf 200KB] Click to download

Oldham Council Admissions

The Oldham Council website has been updated and now provides parents/ guardians with copies of all application forms (allocation and in-year transfer forms / appeal forms etc) for parents whose children are resident in Oldham, to download.

Please click on the picture link to visit the admissions website.