Ready to join our community and become part of Team Woodslee?

Apply for a Nursery place

To apply call our main office.

We have a thirty place Nursery and offer full-time places for all children.

We provide 30 hours per week of free nursery education with three schedules to choose from:

Full time | 9am – 3pm

Morning only | 8:50am – 11:45am (lunch can be provided – just let us know)

Afternoon only | 12:15pm – 3:15pm

Children can join in September, January or April after they turn 3 years old.


Apply for a Reception place for September 2022

If your child is born between 1st September 2017 and 31st August 2018 they are due to start school in Reception in September 2022. You can apply from 1st November 2021. The deadline is 15th January 2022.


Reception through to Year 6

For places in any year (apart from nursery)

You should apply on your local authority website.
Places are limited by the number of children we can (legally) accept in each year group.

Apply for a reception place (if you have missed the deadline)

Move to us from another school

If you want to move school, get in touch and we can help you get started. You can complete this online on your council’s website:

For support with this, please contact the in-year transfer team. For Woddslee this is – woodslee-schooloffice@coopacademies.co.uk


Key Dates

For children born between: 1 September 2017 – 31 August 2018


When to apply: 1st September 2021 – 15th January 2022
Find out your school place: 16th April 2022
Start Reception: September 2022

For children born between: 1 September 2018 – 31 August 2019


When to apply: 1st September 2022 – 15th January 2023
Find out your school place: 16th April 2023
Start Reception: September 2023

For children born between: 1 September 2019 – 31 August 2020


When to apply: 1st September 2023 – 15th January 2024
Find out your school place: 16th April 2024
Start Reception: September 2024

Oversubscription Criteria

All applications are managed by Wirral Local Authority. We have a Published Admission Number (PAN) of 30 for our reception year group. Places will be offered up to but not exceeding the PAN. Regulations also require that reception and infant classes must have no more than 30 pupils to each qualified teacher.

Children with an Education, Health, and Care Plan (EHCP) will be admitted to the school named on their plan. These children are assigned places before the oversubscription criteria is applied.

When there’s more applicants than places available

It is the academy’s policy to try and meet parents’ wishes where possible, however, in some cases, there may be more applications than there are places available. 

If the total number of preferences for admission to our academy exceeds the Published Admission Number of 30 (PAN), the following order of priority is used to allocate the available places:

  • Children who are looked after (in care), and children who were looked after but have been adopted or are subject to a residency order or special guardianship order (previously in care).
  • Parents of children who live ‘in zone’ and already have older brothers or sisters at the school living in the same household at the time of the start date. If there are more children with older brothers or sisters at the same school than there are places available, we will give priority to children with the youngest brothers or sisters at the school. Where there is more than one child with a sibling in the same year group, priority will be given to those children who live nearest to the school.
  • Parents of pupils who live ‘in the zone’ and have a valid medical reason. You must give details on the preference form and this may be checked by a medical officer of the health authority. A letter in support from a senior health care professional will be required as evidence, which must make clear why only this school is appropriate for your child’s medical needs.
  • Parents of pupils who live ‘in zone’ and nearest to the school. We measure distances from home to the school gate nearest to the child’s home using the shortest road route, unless it is possible to use a footbath which we consider to be a safe walking route.
  • If children do not live in the school’s catchment area, and if places remain available, places will be allocated in accordance with the following criteria:

a) To children who already have older brothers or sisters at the school when they are due to start and living in the same household. If there are more children with older brothers or sisters at the school than there are places available, we will give priority to children with the youngest brothers or sisters at the school. Where there is more than one child with a sibling in the same year group, priority will be given to
those children who live nearest to the school.
b) To children who have valid medical reasons for going to the school. You must give details on the preference form and this may be checked by a medical officer of the health authority. A letter in support from a senior health care professional will be required as evidence, which must make it clear why only this school is appropriate for your child’s medical needs.
c) To pupils who live nearest to the school. We measure distances from home to the school gate nearest to the child’s home using the shortest road route, unless it is possible to use a footpath which we consider to be a safe walking route


Help

If you require any help, your local Council website has lots of information about the process. You can also contact us.

Wirral Council Admissions Website
Wirral Council Admissions Helpline – 0151 606 2000

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