Exceptional Education at the Heart of the Community

Exceptional Education at the Heart of the Community

How to Apply

Oasis Academy Limeside is a fully inclusive Academy, welcoming children of all ability, backgrounds and faiths. 

Children are allocated places in accordance with the Local Authority’s Admissions Policy. This means that priority is given to children with Special Educational Needs or children who are looked after by the Local Authority. The next priority is children who have brothers and sisters at the Academy, followed by proximity of the child’s home address to the Academy. Entry to the nursery is managed by the Academy. Entry to reception and admission to other year groups is centrally organised by the Local Authority. There are two Foundation Stage classes, four Key Stage 1 classes and eight Key Stage 2 classes. The Academy’s existing admissions limit is 60 pupils. Parents/carers are informed of the class organisation in the Summer Term when staffing levels and pupil numbers are known.

For parents/cares who would like to apply for a reception school place for September 2024 please use the link here for more information.

If you are a parent or carer and wish to apply for a place at Oasis Academy Limeside for the following September, you will need to complete the Common Application Form via the Council website.

Nursery 3-4 year olds and Little Wizards 2 year old Applications

Our Nursery supports children aged 3-4, preparing them for a lifetime of learning and getting them ready for their transition into Primary education. Our Little Wizards support children aged 2-3.

We are delighted that you would like your child to join our OUTSTANDING Nursery and Little Wizards provision where all children SHINE with possibly.  In order to join our wonderful school, please complete the 'Nursery Application Form'. Once completed we will contact you shortly after to discuss your child’s place with us moving forwards.

If you are having any issues completing this form, please contact the Academy office on 0161 688 7535 and ask to speak to the EYFS Leader, we will be more than happy to assist you.

Telephone: 0161 688 7535


Free early education for 2 year olds

15 hours of free childcare or early education is available to families that meet certain eligibility criteria from the term after your child’s 2nd birthday.

The free entitlement can be taken at any Ofsted registered provider such as a local nursery, pre-school, playgroup or childminder that is eligible to receive funding and is signed up to Oldham Council’s directory of approved providers.

It entitles you to receive the 15 hours over 38 weeks (A total of 570 hours per year), or you can ‘stretch’ the hours over more weeks, using fewer hours per week. This can be discussed with your chosen childcare provider.

How to apply

View our 2023/2024 Admissions policy here

View our 2024/2025 Admissions policy here

View our 2025/2026 Admissions Policy here

Want to come pay us a visit?

We always welcome visitors at our Academy. We will be updating this page with any dates for formal open evenings throughout the year. 

However we are able to cater for parents and carers who are unable to visit on these days by special request. Get in touch with the school office today and we'll be pleased to arrange a date with you.

Telephone: 0161 688 7535