Admissions Information

Choosing a school for your child is one of the most important decisions you will make. You are welcome to look at our wonderful school and facilities. Please contact Mrs Carroll, our Business Manager, on 0161 624 6425 to arrange a visit.

In Year Transfers

In year applications are those made during the school year from one school to ours.

Our current intake numbers are: Nursery, Reception, Year 1, Year 2, Year 3 – 60 places and Years 4 – 6 – 30 places.

We currently have a small number of vacancies in Nursery, Reception, Year 1, Year 2 and Year 3. Please contact Mrs Carroll, to enquire about an in year transfer to these years, or to be placed on our waiting list for other classes.

Applications for Reception – September 2024

Children can start in Reception in the September after their 4th birthday. The application process opened on 1st September 2023 and closes on 15th January 2024.

You can make an application for a Reception place for September 2024 at: Apply for a school place | Oldham Council


Government funding for free nursery places is available for 15 hours a week for all children from the January, April or September following their 3rd birthday.

An additional, 15 hour, funded place is available for working parents who meet the Government criteria. Please click here to see if you qualify.

You can apply for a nursery place by contacting the school office. You may place your child on our waiting list at any time after your child’s 1st birthday.

Please contact Mrs Carroll who will be happy to answer any queries you may have regarding your child joining the Mayfield family.


Where the Trust is unable to offer a place because the school is oversubscribed, parents/legal guardians have the right of appeal to an independent panel set up under the Schools Standards and Framework Act 1998 as amended by the Education Act 2002 and subject to the School Admissions Appeal Code 2022. 

Parents/legal guardians should notify the Business/Office Manager at the school within 20 school days of being refused a place of their intention to lodge an appeal. 

Parents/legal guardians have the opportunity to submit their case to the panel in writing and also to attend to present their case.  Parents/legal guardians will normally receive 10 school days’ notice of the place and time of the hearing.  Further information about any appeal will be provided by the independent clerk to the appeals panel. 

Please note that this right of appeal against the school’s decision does not prevent you from making an appeal in respect of any other school. 

Mayfield Primary School is proud to be part of the Cranmer Education Trust

Cranmer Education Trust is a company limited by guarantee and an exempt charity registered in England. Company registration number: 07687709. Registered Office: Cranmer Education Trust, c/o The Blue Coat School, Egerton Street, Oldham OL1 3SQ. The website address is and the phone number 0161 785 5082.