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Welcome to the Citizen's Portal

To use this site it is recommended you use one of the following browsers:

  • Internet Explorer 10 or Higher
  • Google Chrome (latest version)
  • Mozilla Firefox (latest version)
  • Do not use Safari

You will need to first register before you use this portal. If you registered more than 1 year ago you will need to re-register as these accounts have been expired.

Do not use a mobile phone to register. Make sure you type your full email address manually, and do not let your computer autocomplete your email address, as your email address may be given a uppercase letter for the first letter and a blank space at the end, preventing you from logging in.

Then you can use this portal for the following services:

Applying for a school place

• Eligibility checks for free Two Year Old Early Education / Childcare place - Will be available soon


Applications for primary and secondary school places for September 2018

All Online applications for primary and secondary school places for September 2018 at a Local Authority school have now closed.

primary school reception places for September 2018 If your child was born between 1 September 2013 and 31 August 2014, they will be due to start Primary School in September 2018. Online applications are now closed and you will be notified, here online, by email or letter, of your allocation on 16 April 2018.

If you have not been offered your preferred school, appeal details will be sent to you with your letter.

You cannot apply for a private independent school using this portal.

Eligibility checks for free Two Year Old Early Education / Childcare place - AVAILABLE SOON

The eligibility checker is not yet available however it will be in the near future. Please ignore any information regarding the eligibility checker as it is not currently functional and you will not be able to carry out these checks yet

This portal can also be used to see if your child is eligible for a free Two Year Old Early Education / Childcare place. Please note: Most Two Year Old Early Education / Childcare checks go through a national database from the Department of Work and Pensions.For more information about the privacy of the information you are submitting, please consult our Privacy Notice.

If you need assistance, please feel free to download our user guidance that explains how to complete a 2 Year Old Funding application by clicking here.


By using this portal you are agreeing to provide accurate information. Any personal information you give to us will be processed in accordance with the Data Protection Act 1998. The Council will only use your information for the purpose of your query for Two Year Old Funding. Bolton Council is required to report any cases of fraud or suspected fraud to other Government Departments. You are also agreeing to the Terms & Conditions found at the bottom of this page.

To help keep your information secure, the Portal will log you out after 20 minutes if there hasn’t been any activity in your account.

This site is unavailable each morning from 2am to 5am due to maintenance.