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Primary, First, Junior and Middle School applications for September 2021

For Worcestershire residents only:

The online system for applications for Primary, First, Junior and Middle Schools for 2021 is now closed. 

If you still need to make a late application for a Primary, First, Junior or Middle School you can download the late PA1 form.  Visit Worcestershire School Admissions page to download a late form.

This page will be updated with the September 2022 admissions information as soon as it is available.


STARTING RECEPTION IN SEPTEMBER 2021? (Births between 1.9.16 and 31.8.17)


Please check out the information below and visit the TRANSITION page on this website.  Click here for the link.  Call the school office on 01562 850397 for a prospectus or more information.

If you would like your child to attend our school, please see full details of our admission arrangements below.  Our Nursery admission arrangements are outlined at the bottom of this page.
The on-line application system in now open to allow parents of children due to start or transfer school in September 2021, to make an application for a school place.  

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 they can contact us on 01905 822700.

September 2021 Admissions Timetable

Timetable for Admissions and Transfers Intakes for September 2021

A table showing key dates in the School admission timetable

First/Primary Schools


Applications Open on

1 September 2020


Closing Dates

15 January 2021


School Offer Notification Dates 16 April 2021  

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 Nursery).


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.  Due to the current restrictions around visitors to school, visit times are limited to after school.  Alternatively, you can take a look at our Early Years pages on the website to get a feel for the school and what it has to offer.  Applications usually open in September (a year before starting Reception) and the closing date is in the January before your child would start. You will be informed if you are successful or not around Easter. It is very important that you get your application in on time.  


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.

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 7.30 and 6pm (making use of our breakfast and 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.