School admissions for Reception intake and for in-year transfers and admissions are now coordinated by Enquire Learning Trust. For details of that process and how parents can engage with it please follow the link below.

ELT Admissions

Here you will also find other information, including the appeals process.

If you would like to register your interest in a Primary school places at Dowson please complete the Register of Interest – Primary form.

For all admissions forms and documents please click here.

All children are entitled to a free part-time nursery education place from the term after their third birthday. 

If you are interested in a place for your child, please contact the school office (0161.366.0177 option 2) who will be able to arrange a visit and provide further information. 


Your main contact for secondary school admissions is the Principal Admissions officer, Paula Barnett on 0161 342 3208 . You can follow this link to the Tameside online admissions system and how the process works.