We welcome children from 2-11 years old. We are a Christian school and our supportive, inclusive values are reflected in our admission policy. Our Academy Trust is the admissions authority. The school currently has an admission number of 15 pupils per year group, with 15 children in our EYFS unit. We hope to offer a place to all families who choose St. Oswald’s C.E. Primary School. Please contact the school office to organise a visit to the school.

For Reception 2019 applications must be made through the Local Authority (Cheshire East/Cheshire West and Chester) for the county in which you reside. Places will be allocated by the Academy Trust on the basis of applications received through the Cheshire East admissions system.

Children are entitled to a full-time place in the September following their fourth birthday. Parents can defer the date their child is admitted to the school until later in the school year but not beyond the point at which they reach compulsory school age and not beyond the beginning of the final term of the school year for which it was made. Where parents wish, children may attend part-time until later in the school year but not beyond the point at which they reach compulsory school age.

Applications for Reception places will be notified by Cheshire East/Cheshire West annually in the April before the start of the new school year in September.

Parents should complete the online application stating St.Oswald’s as first preference.

Cheshire East Council

0300 123 5012

online applications (click here for link)


Cheshire West and Chester Council

0300 123 7039

online applications (click here for link)

For all other Admissions (including Nursery places) please contact the school directly. The Headteacher will be able to check current availability of places, organise a school visit and answer any questions

Timeline of Admissions For September 2019

1st September 2018 - Reception admission for September 2019 application opens

15th January 2019 - Reception admission for September 2019 application closes

15th February 2019 - Deadline for receipt of supporting documentation

16th April 2019 - Reception place offers released

30th April 2019 - Deadline for accepting / declining offers.

After 30th April 2019 - Waiting lists prepared, late applications processed and vacancies allocated

16th May 2019 - Appeals application deadlines

By 18th July 2018 - Appeal hearings

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A Caring Christian Family Where We Grow Together

St Oswald's Worleston Primary School. Church Road, Nantwich, Cheshire, CW5 6DP

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