Our school is a Community Primary and Nursery School which admits children between the ages of three and eleven years old. We welcome all pupils, irrespective of faiths, cultures, races, disabilities or family backgrounds. Prospective parents are very welcome to contact school to discuss their child starting at Wild Bank. Please take a look at our virtual tour here.
Admission to Nursery
Children are welcomed into the Nursery at three years old.
- Children who will be 3 years old by 31st August can start in September.
- Children who will be 3 years old by 31st December can start in January.
- Children who will be 3 years old by 31st March can start in April.
We offer 15 hours a week Nursery places from 9.00am to 12.00pm, Monday to Friday.
We also offer 30 hours a week Nursery places from 9.00am to 3.00pm, Monday to Friday.
If you wish to register your child at our Nursery, please complete the Expression of Interest form here.
It is important to note that admission to the Nursery does not give automatic admission or guarantee a Reception place at the school.
Admission to Reception
Children are usually admitted into Reception Class in the September following their 4th birthday.
Wild Bank Community School follows Tameside Council's Admission Policy and all applications for places in Reception class are dealt with by the Admissions Department at Tameside Council. The school remains neutral in this process.
We recommend reading the 'Starting Out' booklet produced by Tameside Council as this explains the full admissions process and also details the over subscription criteria used to allocate places if we have more applications than places available.
Parents are asked to submit their application online via www.tameside.gov.uk/schools/admissions
Online applications will open on 1st November and close 15th January.
Once the closing date for applications has passed, the online system will close for 2 weeks to enable all on time applications to be processed. The online system will re-open two weeks after the closing date to accept late applications. Late applications will only be dealt with after all of those that have been received on time.
It is generally in your child’s best interest to remain at the same school for the whole of the Key Stage and ideally, the whole of the primary phase.
A decision to move your child from one school to another should not be taken lightly and, in view of the upheaval it is likely to cause, should only be considered as a last resort. We do realise that, in certain circumstances, it may be necessary to transfer your child to another school, for example if you are moving house on a permanent basis and the distance would make it impossible to attend their current school. In these circumstances, however, it is not guaranteed that a place at Wild Bank Community School will be available.
If you are moving into Tameside or you wish to pursue a transfer, forms can be obtained from your child's current school, the Tameside School Admissions Team Tel: 0161 342 3204/4068/3214 or you can download a Primary School Transfer Form below.
Please complete the form fully and give the completed form to your child's current school for them to complete their section and then send the form to Tameside Admissions.
Parents will receive an offer of a school place from Tameside School Admissions and this can take up to 20 school days.
Please do not hesitate to contact the school office if you have any further questions.