Starting School in September 2014?

Home » Newsroom » Starting School in September 2014?
census

Do you have a child who will be starting school in September 2014? Cheshire West and Chester Council CWaC's policy is for children to start school the September following their 4th birthday. This means that children born between 1 September 2009 and 31 August 2010 will normally be admitted to school in September 2014. If you have a child or children born between these dates, you can now apply to CWaC for a school place.

You can either apply online or you can complete a paper application form and send it to School Admissions, Cheshire West and Chester Council, Wyvern House, The Drumber, Winsford, Cheshire, CW7 1AH The online facility is available until midnight on the closing date of 15 January 2014. Paper applications must be received by the same date. It is very important that you submit your preferences by this date.

In applying for a place you can express up to three preferences for any English Authority School(s). To express a preference for a school in Wales, Scotland, Ireland or abroad you must contact the relevant authority directly. To apply for a place at an Independent (Private) School you must contact the school directly.

If your child's fifth birthday is between the months of September and December, then, if you wish it, you can ask for your child to delay starting school until January. If your child's birthday is between January and April, then you can ask for a delay until the start of the summer term, although most schools do not recommend this. However, you must still apply for a place by the 15 January 2014 deadline.

Full details of all CWaC schools which admit pupils at age 4 are contained in CWaC's "Starting School Information Booklet 2013-2014", available online . The booklet will tell you how your application will be dealt with, the criteria for allocating places at over-subscribed schools, and information about the appeals process and school transport.

popular recent storiesAlso in the news

Crime Prevention Mt15P5
Fri 18 May 6:00am  |  hits: 760

On the evening/night of 16th May, an unattended motor vehicle was broken into in Kelsall and property was stolen.Please do not leave valuable property in vehicles overnight, and, if you have any information with regard to this crime, or, any other crime, please do not hesitate to contact the police on...

7-skatepark-design-principles-aesthetically-pleasing
Thu 17 May 6:00am  |  hits: 744

Following on from Aprils Parish Council meeting together with Sophie Marks I have endeavoured to find a way (with the Parish councils help) to get this Section 106 money spent on what it was intended (Skate park)Despite our best efforts it is clear that the biggest obstacle is suitable land on which to site such a facilityWe have explored many possibilities, and continue to do...

Rubbish 1 (1)
Sun 13 May 6:00am  |  hits: 354

The article we published yesterday, 12th May, on the uncollected rubbish on at the top of the playing field, resulted in comments on our Facebook page that we believe our website readers should be aware of. The comments were as follows:-Emma Blain Such a shame because the event was extremely well run and enjoyed by a lot of our community. I saw plenty of people with black bin bags on the day...