For September 2019 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.

You will need to apply using the Local Authority form for the area in which you reside.  If your child was born between 1st September 2007 and 31st August 2008 you need to apply for a secondary school place for the school year beginning September 2019 by 31st October 2018.  Please click here to access the Tameside on-line admissions form.

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 1st March 2019 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.

Register your interest

If you would like to register your interest in a future Year 7 place at Laurus Ryecroft, please click here to complete the online Registration of Interest form.

Please note that registering your interest will ensure that you are kept informed of up and coming open events and any other important admissions information. It does not mean that you have applied for a place at Laurus Ryecroft.


Are all your staff qualified?
All Laurus Trust teachers are fully qualified and are required to commit to their ongoing professional development at the point of being recruited.
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 2019 Year 7 place should be made using the Local Authority’s online admission form which opens on 1st September 2018. The closing date is 31st October 2018.

How does the admissions criteria work?

The school has 150 Year 7 places for September 2019 entry.  If more than 150 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 2019 places will be the same.

How will I be told if my application is successful?

You will be informed by email on 1st March 2019 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.