Vantage Multi Academy Trust  sponsors schools in Bolton, Knowsley and Greater Manchester – including Willow Tree Primary School – and has a strong track record of achieving school improvement and providing inspiring teaching and learning to its pupils.

If you would like your child to attend our school, please see full details of our admissions arrangements.  A copy of our Admissions Policy is available on the link below:

To download our admissions forms please click on the links below:


Our school capacity at Willow Tree Primary is as follows:

Year 130
Year 230
Year 330
Year 430
Year 530
Year 630

Deadline dates for applications

Year 6 deadline for secondary application is 31st October and deadline for September 2024 reception intake application is 15th January 2024.


The over-subscription criteria for when a school is full is:

Category 1 – children who are looked after by a local authority and children who were previously looked after by a local authority.Previously looked after children who were looked after, but ceased to be so because they were adopted (or became subject to a residence order or special guardianship order)

Category 2 – children with exceptional medical/social needs

Category 3 – children with a sibling in the school

Category 4 –  all other children


Waiting List

Waiting lists will be held in criteria order according to the oversubscription criteria. Waiting lists will not be operated on a “first come, first served” basis. The amount of time an applicant is on a waiting list will not affect their position on it.

LA Admissions

You can find more information about School Admissions  and in-year transfers from Knowsley LA website: