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Peel Brow School

Happy, Challenged, Successful and Proud


Fir Street, Ramsbottom, Bury, Lancashire, BL0 0BJ

01706 823204


Starting school for the first time is a very important step for both a child and the parent or carer. 


Please see our prospectus for up-to-date information about our school: 

In Year Intake

If you would like to apply for a school place outside of the September Reception intake or your child is in another year group, please contact the school office on 01706 283204 for details of class sizes and availability. Once you know there is an available place you need to apply formally through Bury Council via the following link:

Parents and children transferring from another school are encouraged to visit the school for a pre-transfer welcome visit to ensure they have all the information required prior to starting.

Transition to High School

The transition of our children to High School is a very important stage in a child’s school career. The catchment area high school for Peel Brow is primarily Woodhey although we have children attend high schools across Bury including Bury Church, Tottington and Haslingden which is out of borough.

To apply for a High School for your child click here.

All high schools organise Open Days and evenings plus formal transition days during the summer. It is recommended that you and your child attend as many open days as possible to help you identify which school is right for your child.

Staff from each High school will also visit our children at Peel Brow during the summer term as they ‘get to know them.’ They will also liaise with key staff in school in support of the transition process.

Where Peel Brow staff or parents feel their child may need extra support with the transition process in terms of greater familiarisation with the layout of the building, routines and relationships, extra sessions are planned in liaison with the chosen High School.


Please see our Statutory Policies page for further information regarding admission arrangements including our oversubscription criteria. 


The admission arrangements comply with the School Admissions Code and the School Admissions Appeal Code 

Open Days 

We feel it is important that you get to know us and the school so we would love to welcome you to visit us before your child starts school. 

This year, we had two Open Days for the EYFS 2023 intake. These were on: 

  • Monday 3rd October 2022
  • Thursday 10th November 4-5pm 2022

Please see our flyer below for intake 2024 Open Days. 

If you have any questions please contact the school office:


Reception Class Intake 

Children are usually admitted to school into the Foundation Stage (Reception class) in the September of the school year during which they become five.

We want your child to enjoy the first days in school, making the transition from home or nursery to school as smooth as possible, so in addition to looking around the school with the Head Teacher prior to application, new Reception Parents are invited to an evening meeting during the Summer Term prior to children starting school. 

We will also visit your child at nursery or at your home which helps us to gain additional information about your child. 

Arrangements are also made during the Summer term for your child to make pre-school visits to come into their future classroom, meet their future class teacher and future fellow classmates in order to promote as smooth and trouble-free induction as possible.

If your child is already in our Nursery, you will also be invited to attend our transition events although they will find the process smoother as they have experience of our EYFS unit.


The Application Process

If you live in the Bury area then Bury Local Authority is responsible for Reception admission procedures. Parents/carers are asked to complete and return a form online stating their three preferences of primary school.

If you live outside the Bury area you must apply through your local authority's admission process.

Primary School Admissions

Full details of policy and procedures are set out in the ‘Admission to Schools in Bury’ booklet on the Local Authority website. Please see below for details:

Copies of this booklet are also available by telephoning the main council number 0161 253 5000. 


The online applications system for children due to start in Reception in September 2023 opens in November 2022. 

The closing date for applications is 15th January 2023.

Offers of places will be notified by the Local Authority in April each year.