Most children join the school at Nursery (3+) or Reception (4+) age. Assessment for a place at Bury Catholic Preparatory School is carried out by the Headteacher and children aged 5+ are encouraged to spend a day with a class, allowing class teachers to informally make assessments through observation and interaction with peers to see how a pupil performs in relation to children of the same age. We are an inclusive school, welcoming families from all backgrounds, faiths and abilities.

Admissions Procedure

Pupils may join BCPS at anytime, subject to availability of places. Our admissions procedure is as follows:

1. Enquiry for prospectus/invitation to Open Day/Visit to school.
2. Application for admission.
3. Assessment/Interview with Headteacher.
4. Decision in writing.

All applications are treated on merit, and in a sensitive manner.

School Fees

Fees for the academic year are reviewed on an annual basis. Information on the current fee schedule can found here: BCPS Fee Schedule 2016/2017

Busy Bees fee schedule can be found here: BCPS Busy Bees Fee Schedule 2016/2017.

Hot meals are currently available and provided by Manchester Catering Company at a charge of 3.84 per day – click here to view sample menu.

Children from Nursery to Year Six can choose to have milk during the day. This is arranged for the whole year and payment is made on an annual basis in advance.

Educational Visits: Visits outside of school, as well as visitors to school, are regularly organised by staff during term time. These are charged for accordingly and parents are expected to meet these costs in full. Year Six children are invited to attend a Residential Trip for which a payment scheme can be arranged. Please contact the school office for further information.

Music Tuition: Available from Mr & Mrs Johnson.

Bursaries: Parents wishing to apply for a bursary can do so via the Bursar bursar@burycatholicpreparatoryschool.co.uk. Bursaries are means tested and will be reviewed on an annual basis. All bursary awards are made entirely at the discretion of the governors.