Welcome to Salisbury Manor School. We are a vibrant and inclusive school at the centre of our local community. We have a reputation for leading the way in educational development and a relentless drive for improvement, excellence and equality, delivering a quality education to all the children in our care.

Salisbury Manor Primary is a mainstream co-educational, non-selective School with an agreed admission number of 60 pupils for entry in Reception. 

Deciding which school to send your child to is a very important decision. We welcome children from all parts of our local community and are ready and experienced to help your child settle in quickly, whether they join us in Nursery, Reception or in Years 1 – 6 where we do occasionally have places available. 

Children are happy and successful here, and achieve well. You can find out more about our Leavers' destinations after primary school here. 

Nursery Admissions

Admissions into our Nursery are managed by the school, children can join our Nursery at the start of the term that falls after their third birthday. Please see below the term your child would start (subject to availability).

When your child turns 3
When they can start
1 September to 31 December
Term starting on or after 1 January
1 January to 31 March
Term starting on or after 1 April
1 April to 31 August
Term starting on or after 1 September

The Nursery is made up of three different sessions: morning, afternoon, and full time. The timings for these sessions are as follows, daily , Monday to Friday.

Morning 8.45am – 11.45pm

Afternoon 12.30pm – 15.30pm

Full Time – 8.45am to 15.30pm (This session requires a 30 hour code)

You can apply for any of the above sessions, however, if we are able to offer you a place in our nursery, we cannot guarantee an offer of your requested session.

All three and four year olds are entitled to receive 15 hours free of charge, at Salisbury Manor these sessions run daily (Monday to Friday) for 3 hours, unfortunately the Nursery do not run sessions where the free entitlement of 15 hours is spread over 3 days, therefore, you are entitled to either daily AM sessions or daily PM sessions. Full time places can be provided where the family is eligible to receive the 30-hour funding (subject to availability).

You can find more information regarding this by visiting the government website 30 hours free childcare - GOV.UK ( If at any point you are no longer eligible to receive this funding, your school place for full time childcare will be terminated after your grace period.

To apply for a place at our nursery, please complete our Nursery Application Form . Once completed and a space is available, you will be contacted by our Admissions team to verify any official (original) documents including the child’s DOB , proof of name and address. Subsequently, you will be invited in to meet with the nursery teacher and visit the school nursery with your child.

Please note: the offer to a Nursery place does not guarantee the offer of a place in Reception. An application will need to be made with Waltham Forest , please visit Home | eAdmissions. to apply for a Primary School Place (Reception to Year 6).

Reception Admissions

Entry into Reception

Applications for places at Salisbury Manor Primary School are dealt with by the Waltham Forest Schools Admissions Service. They handle all questions and issues arising. The school has one intake each year at the start of the Autumn Term. Reception pupils are normally admitted to school in the September following their 4th birthday. Parents are usually asked to complete preference forms in the Autumn of the year before the child starts school. Places are allocated in the late Spring/early Summer Term with a maximum intake of 30 children in each class. Following this stage, some parents choose to appeal if their choices have not been met.

Once the exact intake is known, the process of ensuring every child’s entry into school is happy and relaxed begins. In the Summer Term before the September start, parents come to an Open Evening with their children to find out more about how the school works and ask any questions they might still have. This meeting also gives parents the opportunity to meet and talk with the Reception class teacher and other support staff. Reception staff arrange to visit each child within their home, these are carried out in July before the September start.

Children start Reception in the academic year (September to August) that they have their 5th birthday. Applications for entry in September 2023 closed on 15 January 2023. Applications for places for September 2024 entry (for children born between 1 September 2019 and 31 August 2020) will open through Waltham Forest Council in early September 2023 and close in January 2024.

All Reception Admissions are managed by Waltham Forest Council on behalf of Salisbury Manor Primary School. If you have any queries, please contact the School Office on or phone 020 8527 7433 and they will be happy to help.

If you missed the deadline for Reception, you can put in an application through Waltham Forest Council after the deadline and be added to the waiting list. The waiting list is kept in order of the Admissions Criteria so you may not automatically be at the bottom. As places become available, we will contact you to offer you a place.

Thank you for your interest in Salisbury Manor Primary School.

In Year Admissions

Entry into Years 1 - Years 6

Thank you for your interest in Salisbury Manor School. We are a vibrant and inclusive school at the center of our local community. Our children are happy, successful, and achieve well. You can find out more about our Leavers' destinations after primary school on our website.

How to apply:

You can apply for a place at Salisbury Manor Primary at any time. We occasionally have places available in each year group when families move away from the area. If you have any questions or would like to know if there might be a place available, please contact the School Office on 020 8527 7433 or email We are always happy to help and can arrange a tour of the school.

Although applications for places in Years 1 to 6 are made through Waltham Forest Council, we recommend contacting Salisbury Manor School first as we can advise you if there are currently any places available in the year group you are interested in.

To apply through Waltham Forest Council, please email or call them on 020 8496 3000. Further information can be found on their website.

If a place is available, we will contact you to offer it to you. If there are no spaces currently available in that year group, your child will be added to the waiting list and we will contact you once they have reached the top of the list and a place becomes available.

Once you receive an offer, you can either accept it or decline it if you would prefer a different site. In this case, you can stay on the waiting list (although we cannot guarantee that another space or your preferred site will become available).

When you accept your place, we will arrange a start date, uniform, and provide any other information you need. We will also discuss with you what could help your child as they start at a new school.

We look forward to welcoming you to Salisbury Manor!

Admissions Policy

Please refer to the School Information section for our current Admissions Policy.

United Learning comprises: United Learning Ltd (Registered in England No: 00018582. Charity No. 313999) UCST (Registered in England No: 2780748. Charity No. 1016538) and ULT (Registered in England No. 4439859. An Exempt Charity). Companies limited by guarantee.
Registered address: United Learning, Worldwide House, Thorpe Wood, Peterborough, PE3 6SB.

Financial Accountability and Freedom of Information
Website Terms, Cookies and Privacy