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If you would like your child to attend Stoneyholme Community Primary school please click the link below. 




All Reception class admissions and Reception waiting lists are dealt with by the Education Office (link above) from Sept-Dec of the current academic year.

Education Office: 01254 220718


School starting age

Most children start school full-time in the September after their fourth birthday. This means they’ll turn 5 during their first school year.

For example, if your child’s fourth birthday is between 1 September 2021 and 31 August 2022 they will usually start school in September 2022.


If you want your child to start later

If you do not think your child is ready to start school at the usual time, they can start later - as long as they’re in full-time education by the time they reach ‘compulsory school age’.

They can start:

  • part time
  • part-way through the year
  • in the next school year, in the September after they turn 5

You’ll still need to apply for a school place at the same time as everyone else. You request your child’s later start when you apply.


If your child starts in the September after they turn 5

Your child will go into year 1 NOT Reception. We do not accept any deferred places.

In year admissions

Before you apply to change schools, you will need to speak to the current school and the school you intend to move to.

Apply for an in year school place


Admission Criteria for Stoneyholme Primary School

Children who were born between 1st September 2017 and 31st August 2018 may be admitted to our Reception classes at the start of the Autumn Term 2022.
Induction meetings for these parents are held towards the end of the summer term.

Prospective parents arriving mid-term or wishing to transfer their child to Stoneyholme Primary School are welcome to arrange an appointment with the School Business Manager Mrs Galawan to view the school.

The school’s admission number is 60.  If we are oversubscribed the following criteria will be applied in priority order:


  • Children with older brothers and sisters who will be attending when the younger children start school.


  • Children for whom the County Council accept there are exceptionally strong medical, social and welfare reasons for admission which are directly relevant to the school concerned.


  • The remaining places are allocated according to the distance between the child’s home and the school and between home and the nearest alternative school with a place.


  • Brothers and sisters including step children, half brothers and sisters and foster children who are living with the same address. NB if category 1 and/or 2 is oversubscribed, category 3 will be used as a “tie-breaker”.


Policy Updated May 2022