About Us /


  • St. John Fisher R.C. Primary School is a Roman Catholic Primary School in the trusteeship of the Diocese of Salford.
  • It is maintained by the Rochdale Local Education Authority as a Voluntary Aided School.
  • The school’s Governing Body is the Admissions Authority and is responsible for taking decisions on applications for admissions.
  • The co-ordination of admission arrangements is undertaken by the Local Authority.

Admissions for the forthcoming year

For full details on admissions for the commencing school year and how to apply, please refer to our admissions policy, available here. 

If for any reason, you’re unhappy with our application process you are able to make an objection to the Office of the Schools Adjudicator.

Admission consultation for September 2020

Please see documents below regarding the consultation

Admissions Consultation Letter – November 2018

Public Notice Admissions Consultation – November 2018

Proposed Admissions Policy September 2020

In Year Admissions

If you would like to apply for a school place during an academic year please put your request in writing to the school or contact the Admissions Department at the Local Authority. The Admissions Committee will consider all application as per the Admissions Policy.

Local Authority Admissions Information


Co-ordinated Admission Arrangements 2019-20


Pre-School Liaison

In order to provide for continuity of progress for your child, liaison visits will be made by our Reception Class staff to your child’s present nursery or pre- school establishment. Any records which the nursery/play group etc hold regarding your child’s development will be passed over to our staff in order that they can plan the type of work and play activities your child will be ready for on joining us here at St. John Fisher School.

Secondary School Liaison

We operate a close co-operation with Cardinal Langley RC High School. This ensures that the transfer for your child is as smooth as possible and that there is continuity in their education. Staff from both schools meet regularly to discuss curriculum and general liaison. Prior to leaving St John Fisher RC Primary School your child will spend an induction day at Cardinal Langley RC High School.