St. Boniface R.C. Primary School

Together we learn, grow and play with Jesus by our side

Admissions Policy


Parents/Carers need to apply for a place in our school via the Local Authority.  The admissions criteria is used by the governors to make offers of places.  The maximum number of pupils admitted to any year group is 30.  Most children transfer to All Hallows RC High School at the age of 11.


The Governors of the school have a responsibility to maintain the Roman Catholic character and ethos of the school and have agreed this with the LA.  If you are applying for a place under under any of the Catholic criteria your child must be baptised by the end of January before admission.


Admission to the Nursery class does not automatically guarantee or influence admission to the Reception class.


The following categories of children will be admitted up to the standard number in the following order of priority:


  1. Looked After Children and previously Looked After Children.
  2. Children with an exceptional social, medical, educational or religious need which can be best met, or only met at this school;*
  3. Baptised Catholic children who have a sibling in the school at the time of admission.
  4. Baptised Catholic children resident in the former parish of St. Boniface.
  5. Other baptised Catholic children.
  6. Other children who have a sibling in the school at the time of admission.
  7. All remaining applicants.

*Exceptional needs of this kind will occur very rarely. It is strongly recommended that a written application is submitted in advance of the normal admissions timetable.

If it is not possible to offer places for all applications within any criterion above, priority will be given to those living closest to the school measured in a straight line using LLPG (Local Land and Property Gazetteer) information to measure the distance between the address point of the child’s home address and the centre of the school in miles.


Applications for Admissions

Parents considering applying for admission for their children are invited to contact the school office manager to make an appointment for an informal visit with the Head Teacher.

The Admission Policy contains full details and is available from school.



Any appeal against the school Governors' decision should be made in writing to the Clerk to the Governors at the school.  The Appeals Panel will be nominated by the school Governors and Salford LA in accordance with the Education Act 1990.

Link to Salford LA Admissions Site here

Please see the full admissions policy for more information


We are consulting on our admissions policy for 2020-2021. You can download the policy here.  If you would like to comment please contact school by email or by making an appointment to see Miss Bainbridge.