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Admissions (School)

Have you moved to the local area? 

STARTING RECEPTION IN SEPTEMBER 2024? (Births between 01/09/2019 to 31/08/2020)


It is possible to make a late application for a place in our Reception 2024 class


Please call the school office on 01562 850397 for a prospectus, more information or to book a tour.


We take children from the age of 3 in our Nursery class

  Reception September 2025? (Births between 01/09/2020 to 31/08/2021)

Reception September 2026? (Births between 01/09/2021 to 31/08/2022)

Primary, First, Junior and Middle School applications for September 2025


Applications open 1st September 2024.

The deadline for applications is 15th January 2025. You can apply


The importance of making an application on time cannot be stressed enough. This year more than any other has highlighted to us the huge impact that making a late application can have. If parents require any support in applying the information is available at: or contact admissions on 01905 822700.

Reception places

We admit children to Reception each September. Worcester County Council oversees all admissions to Reception and if you would like your child to have a place you will need to make an application online directly to county. (We do not control any school admissions other than those to our Nursery).


Come and visit us, we'd love to show you around

If you are interested in a place we recommend that you visit us. To do this please phone the school office on 01562 850397 and arrange an appointment.  


In-year entrants

If your child is currently at another school and you are interested in him/her coming to Cookley, in the first instance please phone our school office to see if we have a place in that year group for an appointment to visit us. We will then be able to talk to you about your needs and discuss the admissions process from then on.

September 2025 Admissions Timetable

Timetable for Admissions and Transfers Intakes for September 2025

A table showing key dates in the School admission timetable

First/Primary Schools


Applications Open on

1 September 2024


Closing Dates

15 January 2025


School Offer Notification Dates April 2025 

Nursery places

Parents apply directly to school for a nursery place for their child.  We have 26 morning and 26 afternoon places. Children are admitted once they turn three.  Funding is available the term after their third birthday.  Children can be admitted once they turn three before the funding but the place has to be self-funded.  However, you need to note that having a child in our nursery does not give you automatic entry to our Reception class - parents still have to apply for a Reception place.


At the start of the term, after children turn three, they are currently entitled to 15 hours of free childcare. These hours can be taken across the week between the hours of 8:40 and 3:10pm. Our wraparound care is available from 7:30am for Breakfast Club and until 5:30pm for After School Club. Some parents may be entitled to 30 hours of free childcare.  Please visit to find out if you are eligible.


If you are interested in a nursery place for your child we recommend that you come to visit us to look round. You will need to phone the school office on 01562 850397 and arrange an appointment. If you want a place you then complete an application form which we will keep on file.


We hold induction meetings before the children start nursery. We will phone you and invite you to a meeting about half a term before your child will start.