Admissions & School Places
as a Community School we follow Local Authority guidance and procedures
visting school during covid restrictions
We are not offering any tours of school at the moment. Cheshire West and Chester is Tier 2 of Covid restrictions and we must make our best endeavours to keep the wider community as well as those of us learning and working in school safe.
We have made a virtual tour which you can find here along with a copy of the slides used and website links. We know this can't be the same as physically visiting us but hope this and a browse on our extensive website will give you a real flavour of life, learning and the ethos and values of Kingsmead Primary School.
Families interested in a school place should contact the school office. If there are more than one family on the waiting list, the Local Authority fair admission criteria will be applied. If there is no waiting list in the year group places are allocated on a first come basis. You can e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org and ask to be informed when places become available. Further details regarding in-year transfers can be found on the Cheshire West and Chester website.
Statutory Guidance Documents for Admissions and Appeals
All applications are made online. As a Community Primary School we follow the CWAC admissions process.
We currently have a very small number of places in just a few year groups. Please contact Lesley Cocker, our school business manager, if you would like to inquire about a place for your child.
We offer a one-off uniform grant to any child starting with us who is entitled to Pupil Premium. We will provide a sweatshirt, two polo shirts, PE kit and book bag for any child receiving this additional funding.
Starting School in September 2021?
Children born between 1 September 2015 and 31 August 2017 are normally due to start school for the first time in a reception class in a primary school in September 2021.
Applications to start school can be made to Cheshire West and Chester Council online or in writing from 1st September 2019. The closing date for applications is 15th January 2020. Parents/carers will be informed of the allocation of places on 16th April 2020. For more information please see CWAC school admissions.
Open days for parents interested in Reception places are usually held in the Autumn term. Tours are led by year 6 children and Ms Stewart and Mrs Rutter-Brown are available to talk to. Details of these are on the school calendar. Please read the note above re covid-19 restrictions.
The leaflet School Readiness has been developed in consultation with parents and agencies who support children's learning and development in the 4 to 5 years before they come to school.
'We fail our children miserably if we assume school can do everything.'
John Abbot - former headmaster of Manchester Grammar School