For September 2021 entry into Reception

The Laurus Trust is the Admissions Authority for Cheadle Hulme Primary School. The co-ordination and administration of admissions for entry is undertaken by the Local Authority, Stockport Metropolitan Borough Council.

If you live in Stockport, you must apply using the online system available from mid-August 2020. Please click here to access the online admissions form.

If your child was born between 1st September 2016 and 31st August 2017, you need to apply for a Reception school place for the school year beginning September 2021.

Cheadle Hulme Primary School does not have a catchment area. If a tie-break is required to determine which child gets a place then those living closest to the school will have priority. See the FAQs below for further information.

As Cheadle Hulme Primary School is a brand new school, opening one year group at a time, there is currently no availability for mid-year admissions. This does not apply to the nursery.

Offers will be made by the Local Authority.


What is the difference between a Free School and a Local Authority School?

Free Schools are academies and are funded directly from central government rather than via the Local Authority.


Are all your staff qualified?

All Laurus Trust teachers are fully qualified and are required to commit to their ongoing professional development at the point of being recruited.





How do I apply?

Applications for a September 2021 Reception place open in mid-August 2020 via the Local Authority’s online application form available here. The closing date is 15 January 2021.      

How does the admissions criteria work?

The school has 60 Reception places. If more than 60 applications are received, priority will be given to children in accordance with the oversubscription criteria which can be found in the Admissions Policy. If a tie-break is necessary to determine which children are admitted then children living nearest the school will be given priority. Cheadle Hulme Primary does not have a catchment area.

How far away can I live to get a place?

The map below shows where successful applicants for September 2019 places at Cheadle Hulme Primary School live, as well as a 2km radius around the school.  This is purely for indicative purposes only.  There is no guarantee that the demand for future places will be the same.  

How will I be told if my application is successful?

  You will be informed by email on 16 April 2021 and by letter two to three days later.      

What happens if my application is unsuccessful?

All parents have a statutory right of appeal to an Independent Appeal Panel. Information on the appeals process is provided in the Admissions Policy.      

Do you have a waiting list?

Yes, and it will be open to any parent to ask for his or her child’s name to be placed on the waiting list, following an unsuccessful application. Vacant places will be allocated to children on the waiting list in accordance with the oversubscription criteria, found in the Admissions Policy.