Primary school admissions

Information about first admission to reception class in September 2019

The online form should be completed by Warrington residents only. If you wish to state a preference for a Warrington school and live outside the area you should apply through your own Local Authority.

If your child was born between 1 September 2014 and 31 August 2015 they are due to start reception class in September 2019.

If your child currently attends a nursery setting you should receive a letter and an admissions leaflet [pdf] which will give details about the registration and application process. If your child does not attend a nursery setting, we are unable to send you any correspondence but you are advised to read the leaflet before applying.  

Before applying all applicants are advised to read the information booklet First Admission to Reception Class - Information for Parents 2019-20 [pdf] before completing the application form.

If any of your preferences are for Faith schools then the schools own supplementary form 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.

A map of all Warrington Primary schools [jpg] is available for your information.

You will find it useful to have your leaflet to hand when starting your online application form.

To apply

The online application form is available from 3 September 2018 until midnight on 15 January 2019.

Register and apply online for first admission to reception class [external link]

Offer information

You should receive the offer information by post on 16 April 2019. If you have expressed a preference to receive the offer information via email, this will also be sent, to the email address provided by you, from 10am 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.