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School Admissions


For information regarding school admissions please follow the link below.

County Guidelines and information about applying for a place:  




Reception class :


If you live in Cumbria and your child was born between 1st September 2019 and 31st August 2020, they will be due to start school in Reception year group in September 2024.   You must apply to Cumberland Council for a primary or junior school place, under the Local Authority's Co-ordinated Admissions Scheme.


 Nursery Class:




Is your child or a child that you know eligible? :


Children born between 1 January 2021 and 31 March 2021 can receive their free 15 hours a week from April 2024.


Children born between 1 April 2020 and 31 August 2021 can receive their free 15 hours a week from September 2024.


Children born between 1 September 2020 and 31 December 2021 can receive their free 15 hours a week from January 2025.



Children applying for Nursery will have a home visit. Home visits enable children and Nursery to meet staff and parents are able to fill in forms and ask any questions they may have. Additionally children will be able to access transition sessions in the Nursery class. This is also in order to help to to get settled into the class. These will take place the term before the child is due to start Nursery.


*You can collect a welcome packs and application forms from the school office.

Please see below for a application form that you can fill in/print out at home.

If you would like to know more about Nursery, please get in contact school on 01946 830526.)

You can also download application forms here: 

School Admissions - Applying for a nursery place | Cumberland Council