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Bolton
Lancashire
BL1 1RU

Website: Bolton Council

Email: admissions@bolton.gov.uk

Telephone: 01204 332143

Visit Bolton Council for State Primary School admission information for pupils starting at either:

  • A Primary or First school at the beginning of the reception year
  • A Junior school at the beginning of Year 3

Or Secondary State School admissions for pupils starting at either:

  • a Secondary school at the beginning of Year 7
  • an Upper school at the beginning of Year 9

State school admissions in England are regulated by the Schools Admissions Code, and schools must play fair, ensuring their admissions policy is not only fair but also transparent. Parents must play fair too: schools and local authorities are wising up on parental attempts to circumvent the code, and hundreds of school places are withdrawn every year, sometimes after the child has started school. read more

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Schools in Bolton Council

Primary State Schools

All Saints CofE Primary School, Devon Street, Farnworth, Bolton, Lancashire, BL4 7PY. A state school for boys and girls aged from 2 to 11.

Beaumont Primary School, Wendover Drive, Ladybridge, Bolton, Lancashire, BL3 4RX. A state school for boys and girls aged from 4 to 11.

Bishop Bridgeman CofE Primary School, Rupert Street, Bolton, Lancashire, BL3 6PY. A state school for boys and girls aged from 3 to 11.

Blackrod Anglican/Methodist Primary School, Vicarage Road West, Blackrod, Bolton, Lancashire, BL6 5DE. A state school for boys and girls aged from 3 to 11.

Blackrod Primary School, Manchester Road, Blackrod, Bolton, Lancashire, BL6 5SY. A state school for boys and girls aged from 4 to 11.

Blackshaw Primary School, Bideford Drive, Breightmet, Bolton, Lancashire, BL2 6TE. A state school for boys and girls aged from 3 to 11.

Bolton Parish Church CofE Primary School, Kestor Street, Bolton, Lancashire, BL2 2AN. A state school for boys and girls aged from 3 to 11.

Bowness Primary School, Church Street, Little Lever, Bolton, Lancashire, BL3 1BT. A state school for boys and girls aged from 4 to 11.

Brandwood Primary School, Brandwood Street, Bolton, Lancashire, BL3 4BG. A state school for boys and girls aged from 3 to 11.

Brownlow Fold Primary School, Darley Street, Bolton, Lancashire, BL1 3DX. A state school for boys and girls aged from 2 to 11.

Castle Hill Primary School, Castle Hill Street, Tonge Moor, Bolton, Lancashire, BL2 2JT. A state school for boys and girls aged from 3 to 11.

Cherry Tree Primary School, Highfield Road, Farnworth, Bolton, Lancashire, BL4 0NS. A state school for boys and girls aged from 4 to 11.

Chorley New Road Primary School, Chorley New Road, Horwich, Bolton, Lancashire, BL6 6EW. A state school for boys and girls aged from 3 to 11.

Church Road Primary School, Captains Clough Road, Bolton, Lancashire, BL1 5RU. A state school for boys and girls aged from 3 to 11.

Clarendon Primary School, Recreation Street, Bolton, Lancashire, BL3 6SN. A state school for boys and girls aged from 3 to 11.

Claypool Primary School, Salisbury Road, Horwich, Bolton, Lancashire, BL6 6LN. A state school for boys and girls aged from 4 to 11.

Leverhulme Community Primary School, Breightmet Drive, Breightmet, Bolton, Lancashire, BL2 6EE. A state school for boys and girls aged from 2 to 11.

Devonshire Road Primary School, Devonshire Road, Bolton, Lancashire, BL1 4ND. A state school for boys and girls aged from 4 to 11.

Eagley Junior School, Chapeltown Road, Bromley Cross, Bolton, Lancashire, BL7 9AT. A state school for boys and girls aged from 7 to 11.

Eatock Primary School, St George's Avenue, Daisy Hill, Westhoughton, Bolton, Lancashire, BL5 2ER. A state school for boys and girls aged from 3 to 11.

Egerton Primary School, Cox Green Road, Egerton, Bolton, Lancashire, BL7 9RE. A state school for boys and girls aged from 5 to 11.

Gaskell Community Primary School, Thomas Holden Street, Bolton, Lancashire, BL1 2QG. A state school for boys and girls aged from 3 to 11.

Gilnow Primary School, Gilnow Gardens, Bolton, Greater Manchester, BL1 4LG. A state school for boys and girls aged from 2 to 11.

Hardy Mill Primary School, Hardy Mill Road, Harwood, Bolton, Lancashire, BL2 4EF. A state school for boys and girls aged from 3 to 11.

Harwood Meadows Primary School, Orchard Gardens, Harwood, Bolton, Lancashire, BL2 3PS. A state school for boys and girls aged from 3 to 11.

Haslam Park Primary School, Wigan Road, Bolton, Lancashire, BL3 5QL. A state school for boys and girls aged from 4 to 11.

Heathfield Primary School, Henniker Road, Bolton, Lancashire, BL3 3TP. A state school for boys and girls aged from 2 to 11.

High Lawn Primary School, Holden Avenue, Sharples, Bolton, Lancashire, BL1 7EX. A state school for boys and girls aged from 3 to 11.

Highfield Primary School, Marsh Lane, Farnworth, Bolton, Lancashire, BL4 0AP. A state school for boys and girls aged from 4 to 11.

Holy Infant and St Anthony RC Primary School, Mitre Street, Astley Bridge, Bolton, Lancashire, BL1 6QJ. A state school for boys and girls aged from 5 to 11.

Horwich Parish CofE Primary School, Church Street, Horwich, Bolton, Lancashire, BL6 6AA. A state school for boys and girls aged from 4 to 11.

Johnson Fold Community Primary School, Worston Avenue, Johnson Fold, Bolton, Lancashire, BL1 5UG. A state school for boys and girls aged from 2 to 11.

Kearsley West Primary School, Primrose Street, Kearsley, Bolton, Lancashire, BL4 9BZ. A state school for boys and girls aged from 3 to 11.

Ladybridge Community Primary School, Broadford Road, Deane, Bolton, Lancashire, BL3 4NB. A state school for boys and girls aged from 5 to 11.

Lever Edge Primary Academy, Lever Edge Lane, Bolton, Lancashire, BL3 3HP. A state school for boys and girls aged from 2 to 11.

Lord Street Primary School, Lord Street, Horwich, Bolton, Lancashire, BL6 7AL. A state school for boys and girls aged from 2 to 11.

Lostock Primary School, Glengarth Drive, Lostock, Bolton, Lancashire, BL6 4PS. A state school for boys and girls aged from 4 to 11.

Markland Hill Primary School, Markland Hill, Bolton, Lancashire, BL1 5EJ. A state school for boys and girls aged from 4 to 11.

Masefield Primary School, Masefield Road, Little Lever, Bolton, Lancashire, BL3 1NG. A state school for boys and girls aged from 3 to 11.

Moorgate Primary School, Entwistle Street, Bolton, Lancashire, BL2 2RH. A state school for boys and girls aged from 2 to 11.

Mytham Primary School, Mytham Road, Little Lever, Bolton, Lancashire, BL3 1JG. A state school for boys and girls aged from 4 to 11.

The Oaks Primary School, Sharples Hall Drive, Bolton, Lancashire, BL1 7HS. A state school for boys and girls aged from 5 to 11.

Our Lady of Lourdes RC Primary School, Beech Avenue, Farnworth, Bolton, Lancashire, BL4 0BP. A state school for boys and girls aged from 3 to 11.

Oxford Grove Primary School, Shepherd Cross Street, Bolton, Lancashire, BL1 3EJ. A state school for boys and girls aged from 3 to 11.

Pikes Lane Primary School, Gibraltar Street, Bolton, Lancashire, BL3 5HU. A state school for boys and girls aged from 2 to 11.

The Ferns Primary Academy, Plodder Lane, Farnworth, Bolton, Lancashire, BL4 0DA. A state school for boys and girls aged from 5 to 11.

Prestolee Primary School, Church Road, Stoneclough, Radcliffe, Manchester, M26 1HJ. A state school for boys and girls aged from 3 to 11.

Queensbridge Primary School, St Germain Street, Farnworth, Bolton, Lancashire, BL4 7BL. A state school for boys and girls aged from 3 to 11.

Red Lane Primary School, Red Lane, Breightmet, Bolton, Lancashire, BL2 5HP. A state school for boys and girls aged from 3 to 11.

Sacred Heart R.C. Primary School, Central Drive, Westhoughton, Bolton, Lancashire, BL5 3DU. A state school for boys and girls aged from 4 to 11.

St Andrew's CofE Primary School, Over Hulton, Crescent Avenue, Over Hulton, Bolton, Lancashire, BL5 1EN. A state school for boys and girls aged from 4 to 11.

St Bede Academy, Morris Green Lane, Bolton, Lancashire, BL3 3LJ. A state school for boys and girls aged from 3 to 11.

St Bernard's RC Primary School, Bolton, Wendover Drive, Ladybridge, Bolton, Lancashire, BL3 4RX. A state school for boys and girls aged from 4 to 11.

St Brendan's RC Primary School, Harwood, Bolton, Brookfold Lane, Harwood, Bolton, Lancashire, BL2 4DZ. A state school for boys and girls aged from 5 to 11.

St Catherine's CofE Primary School, Greenstone Avenue, Horwich, Bolton, Lancashire, BL6 5SJ. A state school for boys and girls aged from 3 to 11.

St Columba's RC Primary School, Ripley Street, Tonge Moor, Bolton, Lancashire, BL2 3AR. A state school for boys and girls aged from 3 to 11.

St Ethelbert's RC Primary School, Melbourne Road, Deane, Bolton, Lancashire, BL3 5RL. A state school for boys and girls aged from 3 to 11.

St George's CofE Primary School, The Hoskers, Westhoughton, Bolton, Lancashire, BL5 2FB. A state school for boys and girls aged from 3 to 11.

St Gregory's RC Primary School, Farnworth, Bolton, Presto Street, Farnworth, Bolton, Lancashire, BL4 8AJ. A state school for boys and girls aged from 4 to 11.

St James CofE Primary School, Daisy Hill, Hindley Road, Daisy Hill, Westhoughton, Bolton, Lancashire, BL5 2JU. A state school for boys and girls aged from 4 to 11.

St James CofE Primary School, Farnworth, Hillside Avenue, Farnworth, Bolton, Lancashire, BL4 9QB. A state school for boys and girls aged from 2 to 11.

St John CofE Primary School, Kearsley, Church Road, Kearsley, Bolton, Lancashire, BL4 8AP. A state school for boys and girls aged from 5 to 11.

St John the Evangelist RC Primary School, Bromley Cross, Bolton, Darwen Road, Bromley Cross, Bolton, Lancashire, BL7 9HT. A state school for boys and girls aged from 5 to 11.

St Joseph's RC Primary School, Halliwell, Bolton, Shepherd Cross Street, Halliwell, Bolton, Lancashire, BL1 3EJ. A state school for boys and girls aged from 4 to 11.

St Mary's CofE Primary School, Deane, Edale Road, Deane, Bolton, Lancashire, BL3 4QP. A state school for boys and girls aged from 2 to 11.

St Mary's RC Primary School, Victoria Road, Horwich, Bolton, Lancashire, BL6 6EP. A state school for boys and girls aged from 5 to 11.

St Matthew's CofE Primary School, Little Lever, Norris Street, Little Lever, Bolton, Lancashire, BL3 1BQ. A state school for boys and girls aged from 5 to 11.

St Matthew's CofE Primary School, Bolton, Kentford Road, Halliwell, Bolton, Lancashire, BL1 2JL. A state school for boys and girls aged from 3 to 11.

St Maxentius CofE Primary School, New Heys Way, Bradshaw, Bolton, Lancashire, BL2 4AE. A state school for boys and girls aged from 5 to 11.

St Michael's CofE Primary School, Great Lever, Green Lane, Bolton, Lancashire, BL3 2PL. A state school for boys and girls aged from 2 to 11.

SS Osmund and Andrew's R.C. Primary School, Falkirk Drive, Bolton, Lancashire, BL2 6NW. A state school for boys and girls aged from 3 to 11.

St Paul's CofE Primary School, Astley Bridge, Newnham Street, Astley Bridge, Bolton, Lancashire, BL1 8QA. A state school for boys and girls aged from 2 to 11.

St Peter and St Paul RC Primary School, Pilkington Street, Bolton, Lancashire, BL3 6HP. A state school for boys and girls aged from 3 to 11.

St Peter's CofE Primary School, Alexandra Street, Farnworth, Bolton, Lancashire, BL4 9JT. A state school for boys and girls aged from 4 to 11.

St Peter's Smithills Dean CofE Primary School, Limefield Road, Smithills, Bolton, Lancashire, BL1 6LA. A state school for boys and girls aged from 4 to 11.

St Saviour CofE Primary School, Ringley, Fold Road, Stoneclough, Ringley, Bolton, Greater Manchester, M26 1EU. A state school for boys and girls aged from 5 to 11.

St Stephen and All Martyrs' CofE School, Lever Bridge, Radcliffe Road, Bolton, Lancashire, BL2 1NZ. A state school for boys and girls aged from 5 to 11.

St Stephen's CofE Primary School, Bent Spur Road, Kearsley, Bolton, Lancashire, BL4 8PB. A state school for boys and girls aged from 4 to 11.

St Teresa's RC Primary School, Redcar Road, Little Lever, Bolton, Lancashire, BL3 1EN. A state school for boys and girls aged from 4 to 11.

St Thomas CofE Primary School, Molyneux Road, Westhoughton, Bolton, Lancashire, BL5 3HP. A state school for boys and girls aged from 3 to 11.

St Thomas CofE Primary School, Halliwell, Eskrick Street, Bolton, Lancashire, BL1 3JB. A state school for boys and girls aged from 3 to 11.

St Thomas of Canterbury RC School, Eastbourne Grove, Heaton, Bolton, Lancashire, BL1 5LH. A state school for boys and girls aged from 4 to 11.

St William of York Catholic Primary School, Nugent Road, Bolton, Lancashire, BL3 3DE. A state school for boys and girls aged from 3 to 11.

Ss Simon & Jude CofE Primary School, Bolton, Newport Road, Great Lever, Bolton, Lancashire, BL3 2DT. A state school for boys and girls aged from 2 to 11.

Sharples Primary School, Hugh Lupus Street, Bolton, Lancashire, BL1 8RX. A state school for boys and girls aged from 3 to 11.

Spindle Point Primary School, Moss Lane, Kearsley, Bolton, Lancashire, BL4 8SE. A state school for boys and girls aged from 3 to 11.

Sunning Hill Primary School, Goldsmith Street, Bolton, Lancashire, BL3 6TR. A state school for boys and girls aged from 2 to 11.

Tonge Moor Primary School, Brierwood, Tonge Moor, Bolton, Lancashire, BL2 2PF. A state school for boys and girls aged from 3 to 11.

Walmsley CofE Primary School, Blackburn Road, Egerton, Bolton, Lancashire, BL7 9SA. A state school for boys and girls aged from 4 to 11.

Washacre Primary School, Clough Avenue, Westhoughton, Bolton, Lancashire, BL5 2NJ. A state school for boys and girls aged from 2 to 11.

St Bartholomew's CofE Primary School, The Fairways, Westhoughton, Bolton, Lancashire, BL5 3NZ. A state school for boys and girls aged from 5 to 11.

Eagley Infant School, Stonesteads Drive, Bromley Cross, Bolton, Lancashire, BL7 9LN. A state school for boys and girls aged from 3 to 7.

Forwards Centre, Roscow Fold Centre, Stephens Street, Breightmet, Bolton, Lancashire, BL2 5DX. A state school for boys and girls aged from 7 to 11.

The Gates Primary School, Bristle Hall Way, Westhoughton, Bolton, Lancashire, BL5 3QA. A state school for boys and girls aged from 3 to 11.

The Valley Community Primary School, Hibbert Street, Off Blackburn Road, Bolton, Lancashire, BL1 8JG. A state school for boys and girls aged from 2 to 11.

The Olive Tree Primary School Bolton, Adelaide Street, Daubhill, Bolton, Lancashire, BL3 3NY. A state school for boys and girls aged from 4 to 11.

Essa Primary School, Lever Edge Lane, Bolton, Lancashire, BL3 3HH. A state school for boys and girls aged from 4 to 11.

The Olive School, Bolton, Ashton House, Waterloo Street, Bolton, Greater Manchester, BL1 8HT. A state school for boys and girls aged from 4 to 11.

Secondary State Schools

Westhoughton High School, Bolton Road, Westhoughton, Bolton, Lancashire, BL5 3BZ. A state school for boys and girls aged from 11 to 16.

Turton School, Bromley Cross Road, Bromley Cross, Bolton, Lancashire, BL7 9LT. A state school for boys and girls aged from 11 to 18.

Little Lever School, Church Street, Little Lever, Bolton, Greater Manchester, BL3 1BT. A state school for boys and girls aged from 11 to 16.

Harper Green School, Harper Green Road, Farnworth, Bolton, Lancashire, BL4 0DH. A state school for boys and girls aged from 11 to 16.

Essa Academy, Lever Edge Lane, Bolton, Greater Manchester, BL3 3HH. A state school for boys and girls aged from 11 to 16.

Sharples School, Hill Cot Road, Sharples, Bolton, Lancashire, BL1 8SN. A state school for boys and girls aged from 11 to 16.

Smithills School, Smithills Dean Road, Bolton, Lancashire, BL1 6JS. A state school for boys and girls aged from 11 to 16.

Rivington and Blackrod High School, Rivington Lane, Horwich, Bolton, Lancashire, BL6 7RU. A state school for boys and girls aged from 11 to 18.

St Joseph's RC High School and Sports College, Chorley New Road, Horwich, Bolton, Lancashire, BL6 6HW. A state school for boys and girls aged from 11 to 16.

Mount St Joseph, Greenland Road, Farnworth, Bolton, Lancashire, BL4 0HU. A state school for boys and girls aged from 11 to 16.

Thornleigh Salesian College, Sharples Park, Astley Bridge, Bolton, Lancashire, BL1 6PQ. A state school for boys and girls aged from 11 to 18.

St James's Church of England High School, Lucas Road, Farnworth, Bolton, Greater Manchester, BL4 9RU. A state school for boys and girls aged from 11 to 16.

Canon Slade CofE School, Bradshaw Brow, Bolton, Lancashire, BL2 3BP. A state school for boys and girls aged from 11 to 18.

Kearsley Academy, Springfield Road, Kearsley, Bolton, Lancashire, BL4 8HY. A state school for boys and girls aged from 11 to 19.

Bolton Muslim Girls School, Swan Lane, Bolton, Greater Manchester, BL3 6TQ. A state school for girls aged from 11 to 16.

Bolton College, Deane Road, Bolton, Lancashire, BL3 5BG. A state school for boys and girls aged from 16 to 99.

Bolton Sixth Form College, Town Centre Campus, Deane Road, Bolton, Lancashire, BL3 5BU. A state school for boys and girls aged from 16 to 99.

Youth Challenge Pru, Smithills Dean Road, Bolton, Lancashire, BL1 6JT. A state school for boys and girls aged from 14 to 16.

Ladybridge High School, New York, Junction Road, Deane, Bolton, Lancashire, BL3 4NG. A state school for boys and girls aged from 11 to 16.

Eden Boys' School Bolton, Wolfenden Street, Bolton, Greater Manchester, BL1 3QE. A state school for boys and girls aged from 11 to 18.

Bolton Wanderers Free School, Macron Stadium, Burnden Way, Lostock, Bolton, BL6 6JW. A state school for boys and girls aged from 16 to 19.

Bolton UTC, Deane Road, Bolton, Greater Manchester, BL3 5AG. A state school for boys and girls aged from 14 to 19.

Special State Schools

Rumworth School, Armadale Road, Ladybridge, Bolton, Lancashire, BL3 4TP. A state special school for boys and girls aged from 11 to 19.

Firwood High School, Stitch MI Lane, Bolton, Lancashire, BL2 4HU. A state special school for boys and girls aged from 11 to 19.

Lever Park School, Stocks Park Drive, Horwich, Bolton, Lancashire, BL6 6DE. A state special school for boys and girls aged from 11 to 16.

Ladywood School, Masefield Road, Little Lever, Bolton, Lancashire, BL3 1NG. A state special school for boys and girls aged from 4 to 11.

Thomasson Memorial School, Devonshire Road, Bolton, Lancashire, BL1 4PJ. A state special school for boys and girls aged from 2 to 17.

Green Fold School, Highfield Road, Farnworth, Bolton, Lancashire, BL4 0NS. A state special school for boys and girls aged from 2 to 11.

Birtenshaw, Crompton Way, Bolton, Greater Manchester, BL2 2PE. A state special school for boys and girls aged from 16 to 25.

Lifebridge ASEND, Armandale Road, Bolton, Greater Manchester, BL3 4TP. A state special school for boys and girls aged from 19 to 24.

Independent Schools

Lord's Independent School, Enterprise House, 340 Chorley Old Road, Bolton, Lancashire, BL1 4JU. An independent school for boys and girls aged from 7 to 18.

Bolton School Boys' Division, Chorley New Road, Bolton, Lancashire, BL1 4PA. A mainstream independent school for boys aged from 11 to 18 with a linked junior school

Bolton School Girls' Division, Chorley New Road, Bolton, Lancashire, BL1 4PB. An independent school for girls aged from 11 to 18.

Al Jamiatul Islamiyah, Mount St Joseph's Convent, Willows Lane, Deane, Bolton, Lancashire, BL3 4HF. An independent school for boys and girls aged from 11 to 21.

Bolton School Junior Girls' School (Hesketh House), Chorley New Road, Bolton, Lancashire, BL1 4PB. An independent school for girls aged from 7 to 11.

Bolton School Boys’ Junior School, Park Road, Bolton, Lancashire, BL1 4RD. A mainstream independent school for boys aged from 7 to 11 with a linked senior school

Clevelands Preparatory School, 425 Chorley New Road, Bolton, Lancashire, BL1 5DH. An independent school for boys and girls aged from 3 to 11.

Madrasatul Imam Muhammad Zakariya, Keswick Street, Bolton, Lancashire, BL1 8LX. An independent school for girls aged from 11 to 19.

Beech House, Chorley New Road, , Bolton, BL1 4PA. An independent school for boys and girls aged from 4 to 7.

Al-Huda Primary School, 3 Hennon Street, Bolton, BL1 3EH. An independent school for boys and girls aged from 5 to 11.

Bolton Islamic Girls School, Weston House, Weston Street, Bolton, BL3 2AW. An independent school for girls aged from 11 to 16.

Tlg Bolton, Concorde House, 2 Frederick Street, Farnworth, Bolton, BL4 9AL. An independent school for boys and girls aged from 11 to 16.

Independent Special Schools

Tlg Bolton, Concorde House, 2 Frederick Street, Farnworth, Bolton, BL4 9AL. An independent school for boys and girls aged from 11 to 16.

Tlg Bolton, Concorde House, 2 Frederick Street, Farnworth, Bolton, BL4 9AL. An independent school for boys and girls aged from 11 to 16.


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