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Admissions to Reception

Admissions to Reception are managed by the Local Authority (Bury Council); full information and contact details can be found on their website following the link below.


If you are looking for a place for September 2025, please come to one of our Open Events which will take place in November 2024.  Watch this space for more info.


You have to apply online with Bury Council between November and January (follow the link below). 

Places are allocated by April.


Our induction process begins at this point. Induction involves a meeting for parents and opportunities for the children to visit the school in June for a taste of school life. 


We operate a staggered intake in September. For the first four days, children come to school for either the morning or afternoon session. This allows the children a smooth transition into school and staff the opportunity to get to know the children in smaller groups.  On the fifth day, all the children come to school for the morning session and leave after having their lunch.  From the sixth day, the children are in full time. 

What we offer ...

* A nurturing environment where children are uniquely valued.

* A newly refurbished Reception classroom and outdoor area.

* A five-day part-time induction period for children starting Reception to help them settle well into school.

* A dedicated outdoor space for Year One which is used to help the transition between Reception and Year One.

* Single-aged classes throughout the school (this may change in the future if admissions numbers increase)

* Spacious and well-resourced classrooms.

* Highly skilled and experienced teachers and teaching assistants.

* Large grounds with a wide variety of opportunities for play and learning.

* Forest School.

* Before and after-school care on site (from 7.15 a.m. to 6.00 p.m.)

* A Pastoral Support Team offering non-academic support for pupils.

* A full programme of activities during holidays (provided by our before/after school club staff, our Sports Coach and Forest School provider).

* A strong tradition and commitment to offering sporting opportunities with a full-time Sports Coach.

* A good selection of after-school clubs.

"Pupils at Greenmount Primary School thrive" (Ofsted, October 2019).


  • They are supported well to be successful.
  • Pupils enjoy coming to school.
  • They feel safe and cared for.  There is always someone to talk to if they have any worries.
  • Pupils are polite and well-mannered and treat each other with respect.
  • Leaders have designed an ambitious curriculum that ignites pupils’ curiosity.
  • Leaders are ambitious for pupils to achieve success in their learning.  Staff have high expectations for all pupils, including pupils with special educational needs and/or disabilities.
  • Leaders are equally ambitious for pupils to develop into well-rounded citizens.
  • Pupils’ personal development is a strength of the school.
  • Pupils behave well.
  • They enjoy the many clubs on offer.
  • Governors carry out their role effectively.  They support leaders and staff well and hold them to account.