Admission Arrangements: Reception

We are a 2-form entry school (2 classes per year group). Our intake each September is 60 pupils and for new reception places, you will need to apply directly with the local authority. Please click here for more information.

Where there are more than 60 children applying for places in reception at Chad Vale, the local authority 'oversubscription criteria' are used which gives priority (in order) to:

1. Children currently (or previously) 'looked after' by the local authority (e.g. children in foster care or adopted).

2. Children with a statement of Special Needs or an EHCP (Education, Health and Care Plan) where Chad Vale Primary School is the          named school.

3. Children who will have siblings already at Chad Vale when they start.

4. Distance from the school (measured in a straight line).

In previous years the 'cut-off' distances (where children are too far away to be offered a place) were 1356m in 2015, 1306m in 2014 and 1444m in 2013. These are only a guide and will vary from year to year.

More information is available by clicking the download links at the bottom of the page.

Admission Arrangements: In-Year

For 'In-Year' admissions, please contact us directly to enquire about the 'Application for a Change of School (In Year)' form and details of our waiting lists. The same oversubscription criteria (as above) will be applied to in-year admissions if the year group you are applying to is full. 

The In-Year Admission form is available to download below. We also have paper copies available in school.


School Admissions