Primary school admissions

Information about first admission to reception class in September 2018

The closing date to apply for your child to start Reception Class in September 2018 has now passed.

All applications submitted on or before the closing date of 15 January 2018 will be dealt with at the same time. Late applications will normally only be dealt with after those which were received on time. You should be aware that late applications can reduce your chance of gaining a place at your preferred school. In some cases when an application is submitted after the closing date but before the allocation date it may be considered alongside those applications which were received on time, where there is in the view of the Local Authority, an acceptable reason for the late submission of the form.

To submit a late application

Please be aware that only Warrington residents should complete our application form.

Please contact the School Admissions Team on 01925 446226 or to request an application form, or alternatively you can download a copy of the 2018-19 application form [PDF].

Completed applications should be returned to :

School Admissions Team
2nd Floor New Town House
Buttermarket Street

Or they can be scanned to

A map indicating the location [jpg] of all Warrington primary schools is available.

Please make sure you read the information booklet ‘Primary Education – Information for Parents 2018-19’ [PDF] before completing the application form.

If any of your preferences are for Faith schools then the schools own supplementary forms [DOC} should be completed as well as the online application form. Supplementary forms are also available from the individual schools. The supplementary forms should be returned to the school.

Offer information

The offer information will be sent to your home address on 16 April 2018. If you express a preference to receive the offer information via email this will also be sent to the email address provided by you at the time of application. Emails will be sent out from 10.00am on 16 April.

In the unlikely event of the email notifying the offer of a school which is different to the offer information in the letter, the school place offered in the letter will always prevail.