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.

2023 – 2024 School Admissions Policy
2024 – 2025 School Admissions Policy
2025 – 2026 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 the term after they turn 3 years old, depending on places available. We are a 60 place Pre-school and currently we offer 30-hour provision and two-and-a-half-day provision.

30 hours is all day Monday to Friday and two and half-day provision is at the beginning of the week, all day Monday and Tuesday and Wednesday morning or at the end of the week, Wednesday afternoon, all day Thursday and Friday.

Current timings of the day can be found here.

If you have any questions regarding Pre-school, please email

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?

Watch our video here to gain an insight into a day in the life of our school.

We’ve created a YouTube playlist where you can watch all our foundation stage videos! View them here.

You can learn more about our curriculum here.