Nursery/Pre-School Admissions

Woodlands Nursery has a purpose built Nursery and Pre-School located in the Infant department which is run by two qualified Teachers and highly skilled and experienced Teaching Assistants.

There are two classes each offering 5 morning sessions or 5 afternoon sessions or there is some flexibility for full days and children attend to comply with the 15/30 hour funding legislation. Extra sessions can be paid for. All children are automatically eligible for the 15hrs free childcare from the term after their 3rd birthday. To check your eligibility for the 30hrs free childcare, please visit

The school's Pre-School/Nursery Policy outlines admission criteria, oversubscription criteria and the protocol for In Year admissions, should vacancies occur.

Nursery/PreSchool applications should be made directly to the school by completion of an application form, available from the School Reception or you will find a printable form at the bottom of this page.

For more information please contact Miss J Bell, Clerical Officer, by email: or call in at the Infant Reception.

School Admissions

Pupil Allocation Number (PAN)

Woodlands current Pupil Allocation Number is 80 per year group.

Starting School in September 2024

Children born between 1 September 2019 and 31 August 2020 are normally due to start school for the first time in a reception class in a primary school in September 2024.

Applications to start school can be made to Cheshire West and Chester Council online or in writing from 1st September 2023. The closing date for applications is 15th January 2024 . Parents/carers will be informed of the allocation of places on 16th April 2024. 

For more information on applying for a Reception School place, please visit:

Please note that we have the following dates and times available for school tours. Please email your preferred date to along with a contact number to reserve your slot:

Monday 8th January @ 3.30pm

Monday 22nd January @ 3.30pm


Transferring to Secondary School in September 2024

Applications for a Secondary school place can be made to Cheshire West and Chester Council online or in writing from 1st September 2023.  The closing date for applications is 31st October 2023.  Parents/carers will be able to view allocation of places on 1st March 2024.

For more information on applying for a Secondary School place, please visit:

In Year Admissions

To apply for  an 'In Year School Transfer' for your child to join Woodlands, you can complete an e-form application online at :

or download the form below and return directly to Woodlands Primary School.

For further information regarding transferring schools, please contact Mrs Sue Moss, Admin Officer on 0151 329 3164 or at



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