Nursery Admissions

Woodlands Nursery has a purpose built 104 place Nursery located in the Infant department which is run by two qualified Teachers and highly skilled and experienced Teaching Assistants.

There are two classes each with 52 places– 5 morning sessions or 5 afternoon sessions or there is some flexibility for full days and children attend to comply with the 15/30 hour funding legislation. Extra sessions can be paid for.

The school's Nursery Policy outlines admission criteria, oversubscription criteria and the protocol for In Year admissions, should vacancies occur.

Nursery applications should be made directly to the school by completion of an application form, available from the School Reception or via the website.

For more information please contact Miss J Bell, Nursery Administrator, by email:  or call in at the Infant Reception.

School Admissions

Pupil Allocation Number (PAN)

Woodlands current Pupil Allocation Number is 90 per year group.

Starting School in September 2017

Children born between 1 September 2012 and 31 August 2013 are normally due to start school for the first time in a reception class in a primary school in September 2017.

Applications to start school can be made to Cheshire West and Chester Council online or in writing from 1st September 2016 . The closing date for applications is 15th January 2017 . Parents/carers will be informed of the allocation of places on 18th April 2017 and must respond to accept or decline by 2nd May 2017. For more information please go to:

Parents and Carers who may be applying for a Reception 2017 place at Woodlands Primary School are welcome to come and view the school on set visit days.  Please ring the Infant Office on 0151 338 2270 to put your name on the viewing list. Many thanks.

Transferring to Secondary School in September 2017

Applications for a Secondary school place can be made to Cheshire West and Chester Council online or in writing from 1st September 2016.  The closing date for applications is 31st October 2016.  Parents/carers will be able to view allocation of places on 1st March 2017 and must respond to accept or decline by 15th March 2017.

In Year Admissions

To apply for  an 'In Year School Transfer', you can complete an e-form application online at :



or download the form below and return directly to Woodlands Primary School.

For further information regarding transferring schools or to arrange a visit, please contact Mrs Sue Moss, Admin Officer on 0151 338 2262 or at



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Contact the School

Woodlands Primary School

Eddisbury Road
Ellesmere Port
CH66 2JT

Please contact either the Infant or Junior Office on:

Tel: 0151 338 2260
Fax: 0151 355 1975

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