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Our school is a Community Primary and Nursery school which admits children between the ages of three and eleven years old. Parents who are considering sending their children to our school are welcome to visit. Please telephone for an appointment.

Parental requests for admission of pupils should be addressed to:


Tameside Metropolitan Borough Council,

School Admissions,

Council Offices,

Wellington Road,




Admissions to Arundale Community Primary and Nursery School follow the agreed Council Policy on admissions.   

Part-time and Full-time Foundation Stage (Nursery age children) places


Parents may register their child for a place in Arundale’s Foundation Stage at any time from birth.   We offer part-time Nursery places to children from the September following their third birthday.  We also offer full-time places to our Nursery children at a cost of £25.00 per week.


Please click here to complete a nursery application form.  


Please note, a place within our Nursery does not automatically guarantee a place in our Reception class. Please see below how to apply for a Reception place.


We offer 30 hours free childcare for eligible 3 year olds. You can check your families eligibility at

Full-time Foundation Stage (Reception age children) places


If your child is not at present in our Foundation unit but is 5 years old between 1 September and 31 August of the current academic year. We are happy to discuss educational arrangements with parents who wish their children to enter our school, although applications to join our school have to be made through the Local Education Authority.



If you're thinking about transferring to Arundale and would like more information about the process click here.


The transfer forms will need to be obtained from your current school to be processed.

Inclusion & Special Educational Needs (SEN)