Thankyou for your interest in choosing Sharples Primary School for your child. We hope you have found all the information about our amazing school that you require on our website. We would love to welcome you on a visit where you can view our fantastic facilities and meet our team of dedicated staff and our wonderful children. If you would like to make an appointment please contact the school office on 01204333077 or email us at Primary school applications for Reception starting in September 2024 needed to be submitted by 15th January 2024. However, if you are still interested in applying for a school place please do not hesitate to contact us.

The school’s policy on admissions follows the LEA guidelines.

Nursery: Pupils are offered places in the nursery for the September following their third birthday in chronological order of date of birth from September to August. Places are part-time (15 hours); morning or afternoon. In addition, we offer full-time places at £12.00 per 3 hour session.

Nursery times am 8.30am – 11.30am

Nursery times pm 12.30pm – 3.30pm

Full time session: 8:30am – 3:30pm

Reception Class: Pupils are offered places in the reception class for the September following their fourth birthday.

  • Priority 1

They have a brother or sister enrolled in the school.

  • Priority 2

Pupils who do not have a sibling in the school are offered places if there are special medical reasons which make it better for them to attend Sharples rather than any other school. The school must be notified of these reasons at the time of application. An examination or assessment may be requested.

  • Priority 3

According to the proximity of the home to school and to those for whom the journey to the nearest alternative school would be unreasonable or difficult.

Offers of places are usually made immediately after the spring half-term in February.

Admissions to other year groups are made where there are applications for year groups with vacancies. The school has a maximum of 30 pupils per age group throughout the school, although appeals may bring pupil numbers slightly above that number. There are currently no mixed-age classes.
If you would like a place for your child at Sharples you will need to contact the Local Authority that now awards all places. If you wish to view Bolton Council information on primary school admissions, please click the link below.

Council’s Pupil and Student Services

PO Box 53

Paderborn House



01204 332137/43/44