Prospective Parents

Prospective Parents

Is your child due to start Primary School in September 2018?


Have you considered Chapelford Village Primary School for your child?


Choosing the right primary school for your child can be a stressful experience, and we understand that the best way for you to make the right decision for your child, is for you to visit a variety of school settings to inform your choices for your preferred schools when you make your application via WBC Admissions Department.


We have held two informal open evening and are now offering visits during the school day to see our lovely school at work. If you would like a visit please contact our school office on or 01925 712554 to arrange a mutually convenient time.


 If you have any questions or queries about September 2018 admissions please do not hesitate to contact Mrs Laura Tottie (DHT) or Miss Lydia Saxon (EYFS Lead) on (01925) 712554


What happens next?


Applications for admissions should be submitted to WBC via their website which provides further guidance and information on the admissions process – visit their website: The online application form is available from 1st September 2017 until midnight on 16th January 2018.

Offer information

The offer information will be sent to your home address on 16 April 2018 by Warrington Borough Council. If you express a preference to receive the offer information via email this will also be sent to the email address provided by you at the time of application. Emails will be sent out from 10am on 16 April.

What happens once a place is offered at Chapelford Village Primary School?


Once a place is offered at Chapelford Primary School parents will be invited to an initial meeting. This meeting will include an overview on transition to school, guidance on the Early Years Foundation staff and an opportunity to meet current staff. Parents will be asked to complete an ‘All About Me’ booklet for their child to support transition.


After the initial meeting, over the summer term, the EYFS teaching staff, EYFS Lead (Miss Lydia Saxon) and Deputy Head Teacher (Mrs Laura Tottie) will begin to gather further information regarding your child from nursery settings, child minders or home visits.


During July all children will visit school as part of our transition week. The children will attend for either a morning or afternoon session Monday – Thursday where they will have the opportunity to meet all staff and begin to develop relationship with other children. Parents will also have the opportunity to ‘Play and Stay’ with their children for the first part of each session. By the end of the day on the Thursday the 90 children will be split into three classes based on gender, age, ability and positive relationships. On the Friday the children will then spend the day in their allocated class with their new class teacher. This will include a morning session in class and a teddy bears picnic. As the children leave on this day parents will be given a letter introducing the class teacher and they will be available in class for parents to meet and ask any questions.


In September 2018 there will be a short transition period, over a week, where children will attend for either a morning or afternoon session leading to mornings including lunch time and then full time. For any children requiring any addition transition support this is looked at on an individual basis.


Please also see the EYFS section on our school website for further information regarding EYFS including feedback from our current parents.