School Admissions:

All Admissions to the school are organised via the Local Authority.
In the first instance parents should contact Admissions on 01642 528546
If school is oversubscribed, applicants will be considered in the order of priority:

  • Pupils who are in care of the Local Authority.
  • Pupils who have a statement of Special Education Needs that names the school.
  • Pupils who have a brother or sister living at the same address and are still at school when the pupil begins.
  • Pupils resident within the Admission zone who have returned a School Admission form by the due date and given the school as their first preference.
  • Pupils who have exceptional reasons for being admitted to the school which would, should the children not be admitted, cause him or her to be seriously disadvantaged or put personal safety at risk.
  • Pupils who live closest to the particular school as decided by the shortest convenient public access route.

Co-ordinated Admissions Arrangements Timetable 2022
2021 – 2022 School Admissions Policy
2022 – 2023 School Admissions Policy

Pre-school Admissions:

Parents can apply directly to the school to have their child’s name put on the pre-school waiting list. Children are admitted from 3 years old, depending on places available. We are a 78 place pre-school and currently we offer two and a half day and half day provision. Two and half day provision is beginning of the week, all day Monday and Tuesday and Wednesday morning or end of the week, Wednesday afternoon, all day Thursday and Friday. Half day provision is a morning or an afternoon session Monday to Friday.

If your child turns 3 in Autumn Term (September, October, November or December), your child will start pre-school in Spring Term (January).

If your child turns 3 in Spring Term (January, February, March, April), your child will start pre-school in Summer Term (May).

If your child turns 3 in Summer Term (May, June, July, August), your child will start pre-school in Autumn Term (September).

Current timings of the day are;

All day sessions 8.55am-3.25pm
Half day sessions 8.55am-11.55am and 12.25pm-3.25pm.

If you have any questions regarding Pre-school, you could email Mrs Lofts directly using

A member of the Pre-school team will contact you when your child turns three, to discuss places available and the process of accepting a Pre-school place with us , to ensure a happy and successful start for your child.

Admission to the Pre-school does not secure a full time place in Reception. Parents need to apply separately.

You can also contact us here.

What does Whinstone have to offer my child?

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