Admissions to Summerseat Methodist Primary School are controlled by the local authority - Bury Council.
To download a copy of the Local Authority's admissions policy, please click the icon below.
Admission to Reception
You are welcome to put your child's name down on our admissions list. This does not guarantee a place at our school, no matter how early you do this. However, it means that you are "in the loop" and will receive the admissions paperwork from the local authority.
In the November before your child is ready to come to school, you will receive an information pack and application form from the local authority. It is on this form that you indicate the school you would like your child to attend. This form must be returned to the local authority in December.
You will be informed of your child's allocated place in March.
If you are offered a place at SMPS, we will write to you and ask you to accept the place. Our induction process begins at this point. Your child will be invited to attend school for two afternoon sessions in June and there is also a parents' meeting. The aim of the meeting is to present you with information about our school and give you the opportunity to ask questions.
There is also the opportunity for a home visit where we can meet you and your child in your home setting. This is a time when you can ask any further questions you may have about starting school.
Detailed information is available on their website:
Contact can be made via:
Telephone: 0161 253 6474
Office Hours: Monday to Friday, 9am to 5pm.
Admissions to Other Years
We sometimes have spaces in other year groups.
If you are interested in gaining a place for your child, please telephone the school to make an appointment to have a look around and meet the head teacher.
Application forms are available from the school or local authority.
Initial decisions are based on the availability of places. You are able to appeal if you do not agree with the decision made by the school. In this case, you should contact the Local Authority (using the contact details above).