For September 2020 entry into Year 7

The Laurus Trust is the Admissions Authority for Laurus Ryecroft. The co-ordination and administration of student admissions for entry is undertaken by the Local Authority.

Admissions for September 2020 have now closed. Please contact the Local Authority on how to submit a late application.

Applications are made using the Local Authority form for the area in which you reside. If your child was born between 1st September 2008 and 31st August 2009 you should apply for a secondary school place for the school year beginning September 2020 by 31st October 2019.  Please click here to access the Tameside online admissions form and for information about late applications.

Laurus Ryecroft does not have a catchment area. If a tie break is required to determine which child gets a place then those living closest to the school will have priority.  See the FAQs below for further information.

Offers will be made on 2nd March 2020 by the Local Authority.

As Laurus Ryecroft is a new school, opening one year group at a time, there is currently no availability for mid-year admissions.



What is the difference between a Free School and a Local Authority School?
Free Schools are academies and are funded directly from central government rather than via the Local Authority.
How do I apply?

Applications for a September 2020 Year 7 place should be made using the Local Authority’s online admission form. The closing date is 31st October 2019.

How do the admissions criteria work?

The school has 210 Year 7 places for September 2020 entry.  If more applications are received, priority will be given to children in accordance with the oversubscription criteria which can be found in the Admissions Policy.  If a tie-break is necessary to determine which children are admitted then children living nearest to the school will be given priority.  Laurus Ryecroft does not have a catchment area.

How far away can I live to get a place?

The map below shows where successful applicants for September 2018 places at Laurus Ryecroft live, as well as a 2km radius around the school. This is purely for indicative purposes only. There is no guarantee that the demand for 2020 places will be the same.

How will I be told if my application is successful?

You will be informed by email on 2nd March 2020 and by letter two to three days later.

What happens if my application is unsuccessful?

All parents have a statutory right of appeal to an Independent Appeal Panel. For more information please see the Admission Policy and the guidance on the appeals procedure below.

Do you have a waiting list?

Yes, and it will be open to any parent to ask for his or her child’s name to be placed on the waiting list, following an unsuccessful application. Vacant places will be allocated to children on the waiting list in accordance with the oversubscription criteria in the Admissions Policy.