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Virtual Tour

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.

Unfortunately, due to the current restrictions, we are not able to arrange visits to the school at this time. Instead we have recorded a Virtual Tour, please click below to watch it. 

Applying for a Place at Wild Bank Community School

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

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.