Applications for a Reception Place

Admission arrangements for Reception children are coordinated by Cheshire East Local Education Authority and applications for admission are normally considered in relation to the availability of places in the child’s chronological age group, other than in exceptional circumstances. Our Academy Trust is responsible for making decisions on these applications before Cheshire East coordinates the allocation of places.

As required by law, Cheshire East Council makes arrangements for parents and carers to express their preference for the school where they wish their child to be educated and provide an opportunity to give reasons for their preference before any places are offered.

All parents and carers applying for a Cheshire East Authority school place for Reception starting in September will be asked to make their application on their Council’s ‘Home’ Local Authority Application Form.

For closing date details and further information on applying for Reception places please visit:  We strongly advise that all parents and carers take note of the closing date as late applications are processed after all on-time applications and may be disadvantaged.


In Year Applications

Applications for school places in Years 1 – 6 are known as ‘In Year Applications’ and should be made using the Cheshire East Application Form.  Parents and Carers should contact the school to arrange a school tour and/or a taster session for their child if required.  Places will be allocated and administered by our Academy Trust

Parents and Carers are permitted to make an ‘in year application’ six weeks prior to their child starting at the school.  Once a place has been allocated, this must be taken up within 20 school days.

Parents are strongly discouraged from moving between Wilmslow schools. If they do this, we require parents to understand that if they have faced problems at another school, they may not necessarily disappear at Gorsey Bank.  In all cases we would expect a discussion to have taken place with the current school’s Head Teacher before requesting a move to Gorsey Bank.


Further details can be found in our Admissions Policy below.