St John Fisher RC Primary School, Stanycliffe Lane, Middleton, Manchester, M24 2PB


St John Fisher Roman Catholic Primary School, Rochdale

Love Jesus, love learning, inspiring each other to be the best that we can be.


  • 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.

In Year Admissions

If you would like to apply for a school place during an academic year please complete the application form via the link below (Admissions Department at the Local Authority). The Admissions Committee will consider all applications as per the Admissions Policy September 2023 once this has been sent to school via the local authority.

An application can be made for a place for a child at any time outside the admission round and the child will be admitted where there are available places.  

Where there are places available but more applications than places, the published oversubscription criteria, as set out in the admission arrangements for 2023, will be applied. Parents are advised to read the admission arrangements carefully before making their application.

If there are no places available, the child will be added to the waiting list.  Please see the admission arrangements for more details.

You will be advised of the outcome of your application in writing as soon as possible.  Applicants must be informed of the outcome of their application within 15 school days of receipt, but the aim is to notify applicants of the outcome of their application within 10 school days of receipt.

You have the right to appeal to an independent appeal panel if your application is unsuccessful.

If you have any questions in relation to in-year admissions please contact the Headteacher (Mrs Hadfield) You may also wish to discuss in-year applications with the Rochdale Local Authority – contact details are below:


Early Help and Schools

Number One Riverside

Smith Street


OL16 1XU

Telephone – 0300 303 0340 (Monday- Friday 9am – 4:45pm)



In Year Applications can be completed by the link below.

In Year Admission

Local Authority Admissions Information

Co-ordinated Admission Arrangements 2023-2024

Co-ordinated Admission Arrangements

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.