The closing date to apply for your child to start reception class in September 2023 has now passed.

All applications submitted on or before the closing date of 16 January 2023 will be dealt with at the same time.

Any applications received after 16 January 2023 will be classed as late and will only be processed after those which were received on time, unless the child has changed address or has recently been taken into care. For more information please refer to the Primary Education - Information for parents booklet 2023-24.

To submit a late application

Only Warrington residents should complete this form

Please contact the School admissions team on 01925 446226 or email to request an application form or alternatively you can download a copy of application form from this page.

Completed application forms should be returned to:

School Admissions Team

East Annexe

Town Hall

Sankey Street



Or they can be scanned and emailed to

Please note we are unable to accept photographs of completed applications as they have to be reproduced.

All applicants are advised to read the information booklet Primary Education – Information for parents 2023-24 before completing the application.

Primary school locations

A map of all of the Warrington primary schools is available for your information.

Supplementary forms

If any of your preferences are for a faith school, then you must complete the schools own supplementary form as well as the application form.

These supplementary forms are used by the schools, to provide them with relevant information to help them decide the correct oversubscription criteria that your child falls under.

Supplementary forms are also available from the individual schools and completed forms should be returned directly to the school.

Verifying Information

If you wish your child’s application to be considered under the Child in Care criterion or in accordance with the medical/social criterion, then verifying information in support of your application must be provided at the time you apply. The information should be scanned and emailed to the School Admissions Team at or you can send it by post.

If your child was formerly in care, you must provide details of the Local Authority in which the child was previously in the care of and a copy of the Adoption Certificate, Child Arrangement Order or Special Guardianship Order.

If you would like your application to be considered against a medical/social criterion, you should provide supporting evidence from a registered professional, such as a Medical Practitioner, Psychologist or Social Worker, which sets out the particular reasons why the school in question is the most suitable school for your child.

Offer information

Offers are communicated to all on time applicants via email, unless you have expressed a preference to be informed via post instead. The email will be sent to the email address (which you provided on the online application form) from 10 am on 17 April 2023.

If you do opt to be informed by post, letters will be sent out by second class post on 17 April 2023, so parents/carers should allow time for postage.

Late applicants are unable to express a preference to be informed via email, a letter will be sent to the home address on 17 April 2023.