Nursery and School Admissions

Children are welcomed into school at St Raphael’s from nursery stage at three years old.

We appreciate how important the decision to choose a school for your child is and welcome visits to St Raphael’s to support this process. To arrange an appointment please don’t hesitate to contact the headteacher on 0161 338 4095 or by email.


The admission policy and arrangement for the 2022-2023 academic year for both nursery and reception can be accessed below;

Nursery Admission Policy 2022-2023

School Admission Policy 2022-2023


The admission policy and arrangement for the 2023-2024 academic year both nursery and reception can be accessed below; 

Nursery Admissions Policy 2023-2024

School Admissions Policy 2023-2024


Applications for nursery places are to be made directly to the school. To apply for a place please complete the application form below and return it to the school;

Form – Nursery Application Form

The school also offers 30 hours childcare, where parents meet the eligibility criteria. We also offer wraparound care in Nursery where parents do not qualify for 30 hours. For further details about 30 hours and to check eligibility please visit the Childcare Choices website.

Please contact the school office for further information.

Eligible Children – Nursery 30 Hours School Agreement

Form – Nursery Wraparound Care Application

Applications for reception places are to be made through the Tameside Council admissions team.

For Year 6 parents, information on applications for Secondary Schools through the Tameside Council admissions team can be found on the Tameside Website,

Tameside Council –  School Admissions