Deadline for applications for a Reception place in September 2018








Register your interest for entry in 2018

For September 2018 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.

You will need to apply using the Local Authority form for the area in which you reside.  If your child was born between 1st September 2013 and 31st August 2014 you need to apply for a Reception school place for the school year beginning September 2018 by 15th January 2018.  If you live in Stockport you must apply using the on-line system available from mid-August 2017.  Please click here to access the on-line admissions form.

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 – more information about nursery admissions will be provided soon.

*Offers will be made on 16th April 2018 by the Local Authority.  If we have not entered into a funding agreement with the Secretary of State by that date, they will be conditional offers and will be confirmed once we have a signed funding agreement.

Open Events and Tours

Open mornings on Thursday 14th December and Wednesday 10th January from 9.30am at Gorsey Bank Primary School, Altrincham Road, Wilmslow, Cheshire, SK9 5NQ.  We will also be doing tours from 9.45am on Friday 15th December, Monday 18th December and Friday 12th January.

Prospective parents for a Reception place are invited to join us at Gorsey Bank to experience a typical morning in the Early Years and to find out about the opportunities your child will have at Cheadle Hulme Primary School. You will also have the opportunity to talk to key members of staff involved in the creation of the school.  Please book a place on 01625 468040.

There is also an information evening at Cheadle Hulme High School Sixth Form on Tuesday 9th January from 4.15pm-6.15pm.  This is a drop in event and so you are not required to pre-book a place.  You can arrive at any time during the two hour slot.

If you cannot make any of the above events, please call 01625 468040 to arrange an alternative time.

Register your interest

If you would like to register your interest in a future Reception place at Cheadle Hulme Primary School, please click here to complete the online Registration of Interest form.

Please note that registering your interest will ensure that you are kept informed of up and coming open events and any other important information. It does not mean that you have applied for a place at Cheadle Hulme Primary School.

Register interest


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 2018 Reception place will open in mid-August 2017 via the Local Authority’s online application form available here.  The closing date is 15th January 2018.



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 will I be told if my application is successful?

You will be informed by email on 16th April 2018 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.



Where can I find out about funded nursery places?

You can find out about funded nursery places through the Stockport Council website