Please contact the school office on 0161 624 1377 to make an appointment to visit our school.
Admission to Nursery
The school has a Nursery offering both full time and part time places.
Your child will be 3 years old and have their 4th Birthday during the Academic Year. The dates used are children born between 1st September and 31st August of the appropriate year.
Children between three and four years are eligible to up to 15 hours of free nursery education per week for 38 weeks of the year.
Some parents may be eligible for 30 hours of free Nursery education.
To find out which offers are available to you go to
Here at St Edward’s, we are also currently able to offer a limited number of Full Time places, where parents can pay for the additional childcare.
For further information or to register an interest for a place in the nursery, please contact school on 0161 624 1377.
Further information and advice about childcare can also be obtained from:
Oldham family Information Service, 5 Barn Street, Oldham OL1 1LP
Freephone 0800 731 1518
Everyone who successfully applies for a place in our Nursery is invited to a “parents information evening” in the summer term prior to the September start. This meeting takes place at school and formally welcomes the new intake. The meeting concludes with an opportunity for parents to pop into the Nursery and have a little look at the set up. At this meeting you will also be given a date (usually in June) when you will be able to bring your child in for a morning or afternoon session in the Nursery.
Putting Your Child’s Name Down For Nursery
Reception admission (for September 2024 start)
For children born between 01/09/2019 and 31/08/2020
Everyone needs to apply. Even if your child is in school nursery you still need to apply for a school place.
• Admissions open: 1st September 2023
• Admissions close: 15th January 2024 at 5pm
• Decisions notified: April 2024
To apply for a place at St Edward's, please visit
Tel 0161 770 4213 / 4214 / 4201
If you are not allocated a place at your school of choice, you can appeal to an independent panel. You must do this by downloading the online appeal form and returning it to constitutional services. Further details of how to appeal can be found on the following webpage. Appeals
All in-year admissions must go through the Oldham Council website: https://www.oldham.gov.uk/info/200327/apply_for_a_school_place/1140/changing_schools_in-year_transfers If there is space in a year group, a child will be allocated a place. However, if a year group is already at PAN (35) then the child will be ranked based on the oversubscription eligibility criteria (see above) and placed on a waiting list.
Notice about Baptised Children
When applying for a place at St Edward's as a 'baptised Catholic,' parents must be able to provide a baptism certificate at the point of application.
If the child does not have such a certificate, then they will not qualify to be considered under a Catholic criterion.
Schools must not make a judgement, about whether a child would have been baptised but for Covid,
they should continue to apply their admission criteria consistently.
This means not giving priority to children who cannot provide evidence of baptism. It is for parents to manage the timing of baptism to ensure that they are able to comply with that requirement in collaboration with their priest.