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Canon Slade School

Canon Slade School As a Church of England School, we seek to provide
an excellent education within a Christian environment
to fulfil individual potential and to prepare pupils
for life and service in a rapidly changing world. Ora et Labora
Pray and Work

School Admissions Guidance


The Governors’ policy is to give priority to children from committed Christian families. The number of intended admissions each year to Year 7 is 300. All pupils are admitted without reference to ability or aptitude except in the case of applicants to the sixth form to take Level 3 courses.

The School was over-subscribed for admission in September 2022. The ‘cut-off’ point score was 142, this was out of a maximum total of 424 in 2021.

Church attendance recommenced being collected from 7th November 2021.

Full details can be found on the Canon Slade Application form for 2023 and the Admissions policy in the links at the bottom of this page.

In the event of any queries regarding the admissions process, including the availability of places in Years 8-11, please email

Applying for your child to attend

The application form to apply can be downloaded from the link at the bottom of this page.

It is the parents’ responsibility, when all sections have been completed, to send the form and any accompanying verifications to:

The Headteacher,
Canon Slade School, Bradshaw Brow,

Alternatively, applications may be handed in to the main school reception.

Please note emailed/scanned applications are not accepted.

All applications will be acknowledged by email within a week of receipt

Deadline for applications

As the application window closed on Monday 7 November 2022 all applications received now will be classed as late and dealt with after offer day which is 1st March 2023.

In Year Admissions

If a child is already at secondary school and the parent/carer wishes to transfer to Canon Slade Church of England High School they must first make a Bolton Local Authority application via the 'Citizen Portal'.


The Local Authority will then contact Canon Slade to ascertain if there are any places available in the appropriate year group. Once the application has been processed and a decision reached (10 – 15 school days), you will receive an email informing you that your child’s school place details are available in the Citizen Portal.  To view the offer information, you will need to log into the Citizen Portal. 


 Guidance on the Local Authority application process and a link to the 'Citizen Portal' can be found on the Bolton Council 'Moving During the School Year' webpage. 

If a place is available, in accordance with the Bolton Local Authority Co-ordinated School Admission procedures, the school will consider the application. If there are more applications than places available, then the school will follow its admission procedures and request completion of the school’s Supplementary Form for the relevant intake year and apply the published oversubscription admissions criteria to award the place.  If a place is not offered by the school then the applicant is placed on the waiting list for that year group until either a place can be offered or the end of the academic year when all applications will expire.

Full details can be found in the Admissions Policy via the link below


Pupil and Student Services at the Local Authority can be contacted via email

Right of appeal

Any applicant refused a place at a school of their choice has a right of appeal to an independent appeal panel for a place at their preferred school.

if a preferred place is refused, appeal forms and guidance on the appeals process are available on the Local Authority Bolton Council School Admission Appeals webpage. Alternatively, a request for an appeal application form can be made by contacting the Clerk to the School Admission Appeals Panel at the Local Authority via


An appeal date will be arranged within 40 school days of your appeal being lodged, and you will be requested to attend an appeal hearing.

An appeals panel, comprising three independent members, will consider your reasons for the appeal and will decide whether the child can attend the school of your choice.  The panel members have a background in education and are independent of us.

 A full explanation of the appeal process will be included in the notification letter sent to you.

Key admissions documents