Admissions - Applying for a Place

Inspire Academy opened in September 2015 and we are now open to pupils in Nursery, Reception, Year 1, Year 2, Year 3 & Year 4.

Applications for places at our Nursery are managed by the Academy and applications for places in Reception are managed by Tameside Council on our behalf.

Please click here to view our Admissions Information Booklet

Applying for a Nursery place:

Please complete an expression of interest form (click here). Please hand to or email completed form to the school office.

Our Admissions Policy is applied when processing Nursery applications (please see below).

We now offer 30 hour Nursery places or a choice of 15 hour AM or PM Nursery places.

We do have a January and April intake for Nursery, pupils are eligible to start at Nursery the term after they turn 3 years old, if there are places available.

Please note that attendance at the Nursery does not guarantee a place in Reception at the Academy.

Applying for a Reception place at Inspire Academy:

For Reception admissions we follow the co-ordinated admissions process managed by Tameside Council.

You can apply for a place from November (every year), please go to the following link to apply or go to

The Academy is then notified in April of pupils allocated a place for the following September.

Please do not hesitate to contact the school office if you have any further questions or you would like to arrange a tour of the school.

You can find a copy of our 2019/2020 Admissions Policy here.

You can find a copy of our 2020/2021 Admissions Policy here.