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   Applying for a school place at St Gabriels C.E


30 Hour child care Entitlement
At St Gabriel's we are offering the 30 hour childcare entitlement.
You can access 15 hours or 30 hours in the following ways:-
  • Monday to Friday 8:50am - 3:15pm (30 hours)
  • Monday to Friday 8:50am - 11:50am (15 hours)
  • Monday to Friday 12:15pm - 3:15pm (15 hours)
Please come to the school office for an application form or contact the school for further information.
Admissions for 2024-2025

If your child is due to start primary school OR transfer from primary to secondary school in September 2024 you can submit your application online using the applications portal.

School admission arrangements have been determined for September 2024 for Rochdale Borough community and voluntary controlled schools.


If your child currently has a place in the schools nursery, it doesn't automatically guarantee you a place in Reception.

What is the admission criteria?

For community and  Voluntary Aided Church of England schools we allocate places in the following order:

  1. Children in the Care of a Local Authority.

  2. Children with exceptional medical needs or exceptional welfare considerations which are directly relevant to the school concerned.

  3. Children with older siblings attending the school.

  4. Children with church affiliation, only applicable to Voluntary Aided Schools.

  5. Children eligible for the service premium.

  6. ​Proximity, where you live.


How do I apply for a place, when can I do it and when do I find out about my place?


If you live outside the borough of Rochdale and want a school place at a Rochdale school you must apply through your home local authority.

If you live in the borough you can apply for a place online from September 2024. The closing dates and notification of decisions are as follows:

Apply from Closing date Offer date – notification to parents.

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