Online Admissions

Parents should contact Staffordshire County Council (Local Authority) to find out about our admission arrangements (website link below).

Parents will be able to make their secondary school applications online from early September every year for the following September’s intake.

Primary school applications can be made online from January every year for that year’s September intake.

Further details and actual dates are available on the Staffordshire County Council website.

In-School Admissions

Applications for Nursery places can be made from March every year for that year’s September intake.

Admissions Policy

Admissions to Pre-Reception (Nursery) year group in September each year

Since September 2018 Henry Chadwick Community Primary School has been responsible for managing its own admissions to the school’s nursery setting. Children will be admitted in the September of the academic year in which they become four years old.  However, if there is space within the nursery setting we can admit children who have turned three after the 1st of September, as our class settings are mixed year groups (reception and nursery are taught as a mixed year group). and who will be four the following academic year.

All nursery aged children are entitled to 15 hours a week funded learning and care in an early years’ setting from the start of the term following their third birthday.  Henry Chadwick Community School operates a once a year intake commencing on the 1 September.  Our offer to parents is Monday to Friday 8.45am to 11.45am.  There is also an offer of an extended provision for those eligible for the additional 15 hours a week funded childcare (a total of up to 30 hours a week).  Parents can check their eligibility via  Our Nursery Admissions Guidelines document provides full details.

Admissions to Reception year group in September each year

Admissions are open to pupils who have their 4th birthday between 1st September and 31st August in the previous academic year. Parents wishing their children to have a place with us must complete an admissions application form which is then sent to Staffordshire LEA for consideration.

Applications will be accepted for all eligible pupils up to the school’s planned admissions number (PAN). This is currently 15. If the number of applicants exceeds the PAN the available places will be allocated according to the LEA Admissions Policy (copy attached).

Any parent whose child is not allocated a place is entitled to appeal to the LEA.

Admissions to other year groups at all times or to Reception at any other time than 1st September

Pupils will be accepted in every year group where there is a place i.e. if the year group contains fewer children than the school’s PAN.  We actively welcome in-year admissions if there is a place within the required year group.  If you are considering an in-year change of school for your child please contact the office to arrange a visit, to meet the staff and pupils and to have a look around.  Once a decision has been made, and the necessary forms completed, a move can be arranged very quickly, should you wish, as well as a transition/familiarisation visit for your child.

Again, any parent whose child is not allocated a place is entitled to appeal to the LEA.

If a year group is full an application could still be accepted by the Governors providing that existing legislation and LEA guidelines are met, and that the education of the other pupils in school would not be adversely affected.

Equal Opportunities

Applications for places in school will be considered regardless of the gender, ethnicity, culture, religion, language, sexual orientation, ability, disability or social circumstances of either prospective pupil or parent.

Mrs Vicki Barnes, Headteacher

Admission Appeals

Admission Appeals Timetable 2021-22

Further Links

If your child was born between 1st September 2017 and 31st August 2018 applications are welcomed for your child to attend the Nursery at Henry Chadwick Primary School from the 1st September 2021. Parents and their children are welcome to visit school to meet staff and see the nursery setting.  Please telephone the office to make an appointment – 01543 490354

Nursery Admissions 2020-21

Nursery Admission Application Form 2020-21

Nursery Admissions 2021-22

Nursery Admission Application Form 2021-22